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Emerson, Tigers have impressive showing at TJHS

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Ailing from some lingering injuries, the Summit High wrestling team took only seven of its wrestlers to its meet Saturday at Thomas Jefferson High School.

In the end, the Tigers helped to show that team wrestling may be more about quality than quantity.

Junior Devon Emerson finished in third place, and Summit wound up 14th overall in the 23-team tourney that featured mostly big, 5A schools.

“To go into a big tourney like that with a lot of 5A teams and have some good results was good to see,” SHS head coach Mark Wall said.

And none were better than Emerson. The junior won four matches on the day, and if not for a few calls that didn’t go his way in the semi-final, Emerson may have won the whole tournament.

“All of his wins were pretty big wins, either tech faults or pins,” Wall said.

Senior Nate Roe also had an impressive showing in the meet, winning three matches despite wrestling through some injuries.

“He wrestled really tough today,” Wall said.

Also, both Jon Ramirez and Gregorio Munez each won two matches Saturday.

Overall, Wall was pleased with what his small roster of wrestlers accomplished in the meet.

“We had a lot of good matches,” Wall said. “These were tough teams and tough matches.”

The Tigers now have just two meets left on the season. First, Summit will compete in the Jeffco League Meet this coming Saturday. Then the team will compete in regionals the following week.

Wall said the rest of the season is geared toward getting his team ready for the opportunity to qualify for state.

“We haven’t had a state qualifier for quite a while,” the coach said. “We’re hoping for a few of the guys to make it this year.”

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