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The Rye High School Wrestling Team completed its final matches before post season wrestling with the Tri Peaks League Tournament held in Florence last Saturday. Size wise Rye should be a 3A wrestling school. Wrestling however, also takes participation into account. With the number of wrestlers, Rye is classified 2A. On the 19th of January they went to Rocky Ford and participated in the Santa Fe League. Last week they attended the Tri Peaks League Tournament as a courteousy. The Thunderbolts tied for 9th of the 11 teams with 20 points.
Colton Sims, 120 lbs. and Derek Samuelson, 285 lbs. both went 2-2 at the tournament and placed 4th. Sims won his quarter final match 15-13. He then lost the semi-final match by a fall. On the back side of the bracket he won 7-6 to get into the consolation finals where he lost by a fall for a fourth place finish.
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