GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Two of the best wrestling teams in the state of Colorado faced off on Thursday night - 2A's Paonia Eagles and 5A's Arvada West.
Paonia started off hot, winning two of the first three matches, but Arvada West slowly started to climb ahead. After eight matches rolled by, the Eagles trailed 27-12.
From Tony Darling on, Paonia was all in, claiming the matches and dominating the latter half. It came down to Bo Pipher. With his team down 33-27, he needed a win by fall, but he came up short with a win by decision.
Paonia drops the dual 33-30 to Arvada West.