Valor Wins Final Dual Against Highlands Ranch On Senior Night

It was senior night for seven Eagles, when Valor hosted Highlands Ranch in the final dual of the season.  Valor won nine of the eleven matches against the Falcons, finishing with a 52-9 win. Seniors Reid Lorenz, Payton Polson, Robbie Shell, and Timmy Hammond ended their home careers with pins over Ranch. Griffin Meier and Kaiden Parrish also chipped in with a couple of pins to add to the Eagles big win. The match of the night had sophomore Ben Hammond going up against Highland Ranch’s Anders Mullen. Mullen built up a 8-4 lead before Hammond was able to reverse him, get Mullen to his back and pin the Highlands Ranch junior midway through the third period.  

The seven seniors that will be leaving Valor after the season are the most decorated senior class on the wrestling mat in Valor’s history. They leave not only a strong legacy on the mat, but their average GPA of 3.4 suggests in the classroom as well. Many of them will be going on to prestigious colleges to study engineering or computer science, one will take a gap year and do missions work in India.  

On Saturday, the JV team traveled to Bear Creek to compete in its last tournament of the season, and the Eagles found the most success at this tournament then they ever have.  Valor finished 5th out of twenty-one teams, in spite of only wrestling eight of the fourteen weight classes.  Outstanding performance by Eli Hamilton, Eli Miller, and Kevin Kladde had each of them crowned as champions for their weight class. Ben Hammond and Kaiden Parrish wrestled well to a 2nd place finishes, and Carter Forsythe and Sam Hamilton were able to contribute to Valor’s 5th place team finish with their 4th place finishes.  The team looked excellent in their final competition of 2018-19, and the amount of growth shown throughout the season means these young Eagles will keep Valor Wrestling well equipped to compete in the future, even with the loss of seven seniors. 

Valor 52. Highlands Ranch 9

132: Oscar Serrano (HIRA) over Tyler Cavanaugh (VACH) (Fall 3:29)

138: Griffin Meier (VACH) over Dylan Slavey (HIRA) (Fall 5:09)

145: Reid Lorenz (VACH) over Jake Nichols (HIRA) (Fall 4:31)

152: Oscar Lara (HIRA) over Kevin Kladde (VACH) (Dec 5-3)

160: Ben Hammond (VACH) over Anders Mullen (HIRA) (Fall 4:58)

170: Payton Polson (VACH) over Brett Koenig (HIRA) (Fall 1:21)

182: Jake Welch (VACH) over (HIRA) (For.) 1

95: Eli Miller (VACH) over (HIRA) (For.)

220: Robbie Shell (VACH) over Kyle Hanson (HIRA) (Fall 1:29)

285: Kaiden Parish (VACH) over Roman Schwab (HIRA) (MD 13-0)

106: Double Forfeit 113: Double Forfeit 120: Double Forfeit

126: Timmy Hammond (VACH) over Ryan Byers (HIRA) (Fall 0:36)

Bear Creek 22nd Annual JV Invitational (5th place out of 21)

132 JV-Tyler Cavanaugh (6-14) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Keegan E Herring (Chatfield) 18-12 won by fall over Tyler Cavanaugh (Valor Christian) 6-14 (Fall 0:22)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Cavanaugh (Valor Christian) 6-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Jason Rino (Legend) 3-2 won by tech fall over Tyler Cavanaugh (Valor Christian) 6-14 (TF-1.5 4:05 (17-1))

132 Novice-Ben Oddo (3-13) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Glover (Arapahoe) 13-3 won by fall over Ben Oddo (Valor Christian) 3-13 (Fall 0:54)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ben Oddo (Valor Christian) 3-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ben Oddo (Valor Christian) 3-13 won by fall over Ben Bullard (Legend) 0-2 (Fall 3:48)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Bronson Wehrli (Columbine) 3-14 won by fall over Ben Oddo (Valor Christian) 3-13 (Fall 1:41)

138 JV-Carter Forsythe (17-14) placed 4th and scored 11.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Carter Forsythe (Valor Christian) 17-14 won by decision over Ryan Valdivieso (Columbine) 7-13 (Dec 8-4)
  • Quarterfinal – Carter Forsythe (Valor Christian) 17-14 won by decision over Jessie Thompson (Elizabeth) 6-12 (Dec 10-6)
  • Semifinal – Ian McCall (Arapahoe) 14-5 won by fall over Carter Forsythe (Valor Christian) 17-14 (Fall 1:33)
  • Cons. Semi – Carter Forsythe (Valor Christian) 17-14 won by fall over John Benson (Arapahoe) 2-2 (Fall 4:07)
  • 3rd Place Match – Sklyer Evans (Discovery Canyon) 6-3 won by fall over Carter Forsythe (Valor Christian) 17-14 (Fall 2:33)

138 JV-AJ Schebler (5-15) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – AJ Schebler (Valor Christian) 5-15 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – AJ Schebler (Valor Christian) 5-15 won by fall over John Odom (Arvada West) 9-9 (Fall 1:07)
  • Semifinal – Pietrosilvio Cibolla (Eaglecrest) 19-8 won by fall over AJ Schebler (Valor Christian) 5-15 (Fall 1:50)
  • Cons. Semi – Sklyer Evans (Discovery Canyon) 6-3 won by fall over AJ Schebler (Valor Christian) 5-15 (Fall 0:32)

145 JV-Sam Hamilton (22-19) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Matt Flores (Fort Morgan) 3-0 won by decision over Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 (Dec 7-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 won by fall over Max Moran (Thomas Jefferson) 4-15 (Fall 1:52)
  • Cons. Semi – Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 won by major decision over Greyson Yocum (Discovery Canyon) 12-8 (MD 12-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Donovan Shea (Doherty) 16-5 won by decision over Sam Hamilton (Valor Christian) 22-19 (Dec 4-1)

145 Novice-Benji Bowling (12-16) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Benji Bowling (Valor Christian) 12-16 won by fall over Zachary Rossello (Doherty) 0-8 (Fall 1:57)
  • Semifinal – Jacob Hohnstein (Arvada West) 6-8 won by fall over Benji Bowling (Valor Christian) 12-16 (Fall 1:45)
  • Cons. Semi – Petros Petrides (Arapahoe) 4-7 won by fall over Benji Bowling (Valor Christian) 12-16 (Fall 1:45)

152 JV-Kevin Kladde (8-6) placed 1st and scored 23.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kevin Kladde (Valor Christian) 8-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kevin Kladde (Valor Christian) 8-6 won by fall over Dominic Sandoval (Ralston Valley) 12-11 (Fall 1:34)
  • Semifinal – Kevin Kladde (Valor Christian) 8-6 won by decision over Kevin Stammen (Legend) 3-1 (Dec 2-0)
  • 1st Place Match – Kevin Kladde (Valor Christian) 8-6 won by major decision over Erik Lawton (Doherty) 10-10 (MD 11-1)

152 Novice-Brian Wencel (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brian Wencel (Valor Christian) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Michael Runels (Arvada West) 10-7 won by fall over Brian Wencel (Valor Christian) 1-2 (Fall 1:26)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Brian Wencel (Valor Christian) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Brian Wencel (Valor Christian) 1-2 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Anthony Delgado (Discovery Canyon) 1-6 (UTB 5-5)
  • Cons. Semi – Nathan Braun (Arapahoe) 2-2 won by fall over Brian Wencel (Valor Christian) 1-2 (Fall 3:43)

160 JV-Ben Hammond (25-13) placed 2nd and scored 19.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ben Hammond (Valor Christian) 25-13 won by decision over Garrett Fritzler (Fort Morgan) 2-6 (Dec 9-6)
  • Quarterfinal – Ben Hammond (Valor Christian) 25-13 won by fall over Logan Corey (Columbine) 1-9 (Fall 3:34)
  • Semifinal – Ben Hammond (Valor Christian) 25-13 won by major decision over Jameson Phillips (Rampart) 6-9 (MD 11-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Denis Cruz (Arvada) 3-0 won by fall over Ben Hammond (Valor Christian) 25-13 (Fall 1:51)

170 JV-Eli Hamilton (28-3) placed 1st and scored 27.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Eli Hamilton (Valor Christian) 28-3 won by fall over Josiah Edson (Legend) 0-2 (Fall 1:35)
  • Quarterfinal – Eli Hamilton (Valor Christian) 28-3 won by fall over Sebastian Ryerson (Golden) 4-10 (Fall 1:47)
  • Semifinal – Eli Hamilton (Valor Christian) 28-3 won by fall over Andrew Keegan (Discovery Canyon) 19-5 (Fall 3:43)
  • 1st Place Match – Eli Hamilton (Valor Christian) 28-3 won by tech fall over Seth Cromwell (Columbine) 24-3 (TF-1.5 4:26 (18-0))

182 JV-Eli Miller (26-2) placed 1st and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Eli Miller (Valor Christian) 26-2 won by fall over Keenan Griffin (Legend) 1-3 (Fall 1:58)
  • Round 3 – Eli Miller (Valor Christian) 26-2 won by fall over Majd Barakat (Eaglecrest) 7-10 (Fall 1:49)
  • Round 4 – Eli Miller (Valor Christian) 26-2 won by fall over Aidan McGovern (Doherty) 3-16 (Fall 1:47)
  • Round 5 – Eli Miller (Valor Christian) 26-2 won by fall over Caleb Sanchez (Discovery Canyon) 16-15 (Fall 4:31)

285 JV-Hawk Peterson (6-8) place is unknown.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hawk Peterson (Valor Christian) 6-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Justin Lepke (Arvada West) 11-4 won by fall over Hawk Peterson (Valor Christian) 6-8 (Fall 2:32)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Hawk Peterson (Valor Christian) 6-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Stephen Foster (Eaglecrest) 8-9 won by fall over Hawk Peterson (Valor Christian) 6-8 (Fall 4:20)

285 JV-Kaiden Parish (13-9) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kaiden Parish (Valor Christian) 13-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kaiden Parish (Valor Christian) 13-9 won by fall over Seth Lawalker (Doherty) 3-10 (Fall 0:53)
  • Semifinal – Kaiden Parish (Valor Christian) 13-9 won by decision over Samuel Mondragon (Wheat Ridge) 5-4 (Dec 14-7)
  • 1st Place Match – Justin Lepke (Arvada West) 11-4 won by fall over Kaiden Parish (Valor Christian) 13-9 (Fall 1:11)