A handful of Bison wrestlers took part in Rocky Mountain National’s COSMIC CLASH this past Saturday. This is a nationwide tournament that took place at the Stadium Arena at the National Western Complex. 28 total states and over 500 wrestlers were represented this past weekend on 14 Mats. Bison did extremely well lead by Senior 195 lb Jayden Smith. On his way to winning his bracket, Jayden knocked off a 2nd place finisher at last years New Mexico State Tournament, a 6th place finisher in last year’s Kansas State Tournament, as well as the #1 seed in the Tournament from powerhouse Thompson Valley High School.
We also had two alumni wrestle in the 18 & under division. I had one more chance to sit and coach in Dilan Esparza (’17) and Seth Abeyta’s (’17) corner! Neither one placed, because they were a little out of shape.
Tristan Curtis (132) went 2-2 and lost a highly contested match in the blood round (one away from placing).
Isaac Renas also represented our Bison family well in his weight class but went 0-2.
Congrats Jayden and to all Wrestlers!