Summit’s Emerson in position to placed at state tourney |

Summit’s Emerson in position to placed at state tourney

Summit High senior Devon Emerson came off the mat at the Pepsi Center in Denver after the semifinal match of the Colorado state wrestling meet Friday shaking his head. And it wasn’t that he was overly disappointed in the final result, even though it was a 10-0 loss.

“He just looked at me and the first thing he said was, ‘Man, that kid was good,'” SHS head coach Pete Baker said. “It was a close, hard-fought match, despite what it looked like on the scoreboard.”

“That kid” was a two-time state champion, the defending champ in Emerson’s 119-pound division.

Despite the loss, Emerson still guaranteed he will place at his final trip to state. He won his quarterfinal match 7-4 earlier in the day and could finish as high as third today if he picks up two wins.

“Even if he were to lose the next two (matches today), he’d still finish sixth,” Baker said. “He can finish as high as third, and anywhere in there is a really great accomplishment he should be proud of.”

Tiger junior Stetson Fowler, who was competing at 152 pounds, lost his second match of the tournament Friday, thus ending his run at state.

Emerson’s first match will be at 1 p.m. today.

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