Photo courtesy of Michael Quinlan
Six Cortez wrestlers competed in the Rocky Mountain Nationals Series, Monster Match Event last Friday. The tournament was held at the National Western Stockshow Events Center in Commerce City. A total of 1,500 competitors from 18 states wrestled on 19 mats for one champion in each age and weight division. Back row from left, Seager Oliver, 18U; 160 pounds; first-place (won all matches by pin). Levi Gross, 18U; 126 lbs; 2-2 record. Ryan Daves, 18U; 145 lbs; fifth-place. Front row, Jude Quinlan, 7-9; 57.1-66 lbs; fourth-place. Gavin Quinlan, 10-12; 66.1-78 lbs; fourth-place. Shawn Higgins, 12U; 70 lbs; 2-2 record.