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DCSD wrestlers claim 4 state championships

Castle View’s Malik Heinselman, Mountain Vista’s Trent Schultz & Ponderosa’s Cohl Schultz defend titles

DENVER – In front of a massive crowd of more than 10,000 cheering fans at the Pepsi Center, Douglas County School District wrestlers stood out. They won four 5A state titles during the meet on February 17-18, 2017.

Castle View High School Junior Malik Heinselman defended his 106 lb. Division title, defeating Dawson Collins of Grand Junction.

His teammate, Castle View Junior Tate Samuelson was able to win his first state title by defeating Nolan Krone of Pomona.

Finally, brothers, Trent and Cohl Schultz were both able to hold off competitors from Cherokee Trail to defend their state titles.

Mountain Vista senior Trent Schultz beat Zeke Silva in the 195 lb. Division and Ponderosa sophomore Cohl Schultz defeated Max Gonzales in the 220 lb. division.

Congratulations to all of the DCSD wrestlers who placed at the meet.

5A Wrestling State Championships
DCSD Top Finishers

106 lb. Division
1st Place - Malik Heinselman of Castle View

113 lb. Division
3rd Place - Adrian Marquez of Castle View

126 lb. Division
6th Place - Preston Weaver of Mountain Vista

145 lb. Division
2nd Place - Parker Benekas of Ponderosa

170 lb. Division
1st Place - Tate Samuelson of Castle View

182 lb. Division
2nd Place - Jayden Woodruff of Ponderosa
5th Place - Jack Huber of Thunder Ridge

195 lb. Division
1st Place - Trent Schultz of Mountain Vista

220 lb. Division
1st Place - Cohl Schultz of Ponderosa
6th Place - Micah Smith of Douglas County

5A Wrestling State Championships
DCSD Top Teams

5th Place – Castle View

February 19, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

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