Robertson receives emotional send-off after final home win
by Drew Chowbay
The Times-Independent
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Grand County senior Kayden Robertson takes down Monticello’s Robert Musselman last week at home. 		    Photo by Drew Chowbay
Grand County senior Kayden Robertson takes down Monticello’s Robert Musselman last week at home. Photo by Drew Chowbay

The Red Devils wrestling team suffered losses to Carbon and Monticello last week, falling to the Dinos, 41-24, and the Buckaroos, 69-12.

In their meet with Carbon, the Red Devils went 4-7 in matches, but once again, lost due to forfeits since their roster is not deep enough to meet all of the weight classes. Freshman Carson Whitney won his match with a pin at 2:14, Jimmie Johnson won a 16-9 decision, Kayden Robertson won 5-2, and senior Gage Hansen won with a pin at :44 into the match.

In their match against Monticello, Grand County had one of their tougher battles of the day. The Red Devils fell behind due to forfeits yet again and also suffered several brutal losses to the Buckaroos’ tough lineup. The silver lining, however, came at the end of the meet when Robertson closed the final home match of his high school career with a pin.

Both Hansen and Robertson, the team’s only seniors, were honored before their matches.

“As soon as I stepped on that mat I felt all the emotions,” Robertson said. “I felt everything. I’ve spent 11 years wrestling in this town and this was the last time I’ll get to wrestle in my hometown.”

Robertson was taken down early by his opponent, Robert Musselman, in what he described as, “trying to be too fancy,” but the Red Devil ended up dominating for the rest of the match.

“I stuck with the basics and worked him. I ended up getting the pin,” Robertson said. “Then everything hit me again. I took my headgear off, waved to the crowd and pointed to my heart telling everyone I’d never forget any of this. It was the best moment of my life.”

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