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The Rye High School wrestling team came away with a trio of medals and a 9th place finish at the Pete and Ina Gomez Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Walsenburg on Saturday the 17th. Fowler High School won the 17-team tournament.
The Thunderbolts lost more matches to the flu than they did to opponents as a squad of only seven managed the trip with illness keeping a number of the wrestlers home.
Kyle Shaffer at 138 lbs. brought home the gold medal with a perfect 4-0 day. Shaffer logged a pair of falls and a pair of decisions to capture the top spot. In the finals, he defeated a Fowler wrestler 10-4 after an 11-1 semi-final victory against a Mountain Valley wrestler.
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