Wrestlers earn wins at ‘Battle of the Pound’
by By Anthony Militano The Times-Independent Five Grand County wrestlers attended the Battle of the Pound Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at Gunnison Valley High School and all of them earned team points. Coach Dennis Wells said Trent Elmore did well in Gunnison. Elmore was on a roll, but an undisclosed injury forced him to forfeit his last two matches. Elmore, who wrestles in the 182-pound class, had three wins, two byes, two losses, and two forfeits. Elmore locked up fifth place in his section and scored six points for the team. Jarom Shumway, 220, had an interesting experience in Gunnison. He lost three straight matches and then won three straight. He picked up three byes and took fourth place in his class, adding three points to the team. Jaymmin Hester, 285, had three wins, four losses, and two byes. He took sixth and earned four team points. Dylan Harrison, in the 145-pound class, placed eighth in his bracket and earned four team points. He had two wins and seven losses. Harrison had no byes. Levi Merz, 220, wrapped up fifth place in his class and picked up three team points. Merz had three wins, three losses, and one bye. Merz’s losses were tough, drawn-out wins for his opponents. Red Devil wrestlers will be in Blanding for regional action on Thursday, Jan. 17.
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GCHS wrestler Trent Elmore grapples in the 182-pound class during a tournament in Gunnison. Elmore reportedly tore his meniscus during the competition, and it’s unclear how long he’ll be out of play.
Photo by Kammy Wells
GCHS wrestler Trent Elmore grapples in the 182-pound class during a tournament in Gunnison. Elmore reportedly tore his meniscus during the competition, and it’s unclear how long he’ll be out of play. Photo by Kammy Wells
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Five Grand County wrestlers attended the Battle of the Pound Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12 at Gunnison Valley High School and all of them earned team points.

Coach Dennis Wells said Trent Elmore did well in Gunnison. Elmore was on a roll, but an undisclosed injury forced him to forfeit his last two matches. Elmore, who wrestles in the 182-pound class, had three wins, two byes, two losses, and two forfeits. Elmore locked up fifth place in his section and scored six points for the team.

Jarom Shumway, 220, had an interesting experience in Gunnison. He lost three straight matches and then won three straight. He picked up three byes and took fourth place in his class, adding three points to the team.

Jaymmin Hester, 285, had three wins, four losses, and two byes. He took sixth and earned four team points.

Dylan Harrison, in the 145-pound class, placed eighth in his bracket and earned four team points. He had two wins and seven losses. Harrison had no byes.

Levi Merz, 220, wrapped up fifth place in his class and picked up three team points. Merz had three wins, three losses, and one bye. Merz’s losses were tough, drawn-out wins for his opponents.

Red Devil wrestlers will be in Blanding for regional action on Thursday, Jan. 17.

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