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Weather impacts Valley wrestling action

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 16th, 2013

Courier Sports Editor

ALAMOSA—The inclement weather that hit Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado on Friday night forced Alamosa Head Coach Gary Ramstetter to call off the Alamosa Mean Moose’s Saturday trip down to Rio Rancho High School where they were slated to take on Cleveland High School in dual action.

The decision to cancel was made late Friday night, according to Ramstetter. The decision came after his son, Adams State University Head Wrestling Coach Jason Ramstetter, attempted to get down to Las Vegas, New Mexico for a dual with New Mexico Highlands.

Both teams have yet to reschedule their duals.

The break for the Moose varsity wrestlers comes at good time as they will open up Intermountain League action on Thursday with one of the biggest duals of the 2013 season. Alamosa, who moved up a spot to No. 3 in the latest state rankings by Tim Yount with ON THE MAT, will host the No. 1 ranked Centauri Falcons. Junior varsity matches are scheduled for 6 p.m. while the first varsity match is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Just two days later, Alamosa will host Pagosa Springs, Castle View, Delta, John Mall High School, Rocky Ford, Piedra Vista, Mesa Ridge, Thunder Ridge and Gateway in the 2013 edition of the Alamosa Invitational.

Pagosa Springs Invitational

PAGOSA SPRINGS—Five San Luis Valley teams were scheduled to travel to Pagosa Springs for the Pirate Invitational at Pagosa Springs High School on Saturday morning. The inclement weather also stalled three of the five teams from even attempting to make it to the tournament. The No. 1 ranked Centauri Falcons, No. 6 ranked Del Norte Tigers and the Antonito Trojans all enjoyed the day off.

The Center Vikings and the Sargent Farmers did make it to the tournament. Although complete results were not reported by press time, the Vikings did finish in seventh place in the tournament and had a single individual champion.

The champion was at 138 pounds as Jerimiah Moreno took first place. The No. 3 ranked wrestler at 120 pounds, Jose Angel Chavez took second place in the respective weight class.

Alberto Rodriguez took sixth at 106 while Mitzy Paez and Marco Ledezma both also finished sixth at 113 pounds and 160 pounds, respectively. Gustavi Nungary finished in eighth at 132 pounds.

This next week the Vikings will be in action when they travel to Salida.

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