2/6/2013 9:15:00 AM Bradshaw Mountain wrestlers shut out of state meet
Bradshaw Mountain freshman John Trout pins Chino Valley’s Levi Arce in the 195-pound wieght class during the team’s final regular season match at the Tri-City Cup Jan. 23 in Prescott.
Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz
Three of Bradshaw Mountain's nine wrestlers advanced to the consolation semifinals at the Div. 2, Section 4 tournament at Ironwood High School this past weekend. Unfortunately, none qualified for state competition.
Sophomore 120-pounder Ian Cobb, the Bears' only state qualifier in 2012 to compete in the 2013 sectionals, lost his consolation semifinal match by a single point, 3-2, to Ironwood junior Andrew Deneke. Deneke ultimately took third place over Prescott's Braden Grauberger, but the top four in each weight class advance to state.
Freshman John Trout and senior Duane Ehrlich suffered pins in their final matches, missing a chance to wrestle for third/fourth state placement.
"It was a hard day, especially for our four seniors, Jordan Seeman, David Snell, Zack Steck and Ehrlich," Bears head coach Gordon Cobb said. "But the skills they have learned in the wrestling room - sacrifice, dedication and hard work - will stay with them for the rest of their lives and will serve them well in any endeavor."