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Eagle Valley wrestling wins Middle Park tournament

GRANBY — It is a good start, and nothing more.

Eagle Valley wrestling dominated its first tournament of the season on Saturday at Middle Park, running away from the field with 184.5 points for the team title with five individual championships as well.

Devils coach Luke Cross has already sent the email to the Eagle Valley wrestling family.

"It's a great start, but we need to move forward," he said. "We cannot get complacent and dwell on our successes. That's a recipe for disaster. We make our schedule tougher so that when we're at (the) Florence or Abe Lincoln (tournaments later in the season), every round is tough match."

But before, the Devils head to Palisade tonight to face the host Bulldogs as well as Battle Mountain, a recap of last weekend.

Luke Morrissey rolled at 106 pounds to a win. In fact, he had company on the podium with Devils JV wrestlers. Lucas Comroe took 120 with three first-period pins, including one over a state qualifier from last season. So far, so good for the freshman.

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From the freshman to the state vet, Noah Hermosillo, who started the season at 145 pounds, is back down to his expected weight of 138 and had no problems last weekend. The Devils hope that this is the first of many titles this season for the senior.

At 160, Davis Ward has already exceeded his win total of last year, wrestling his way to the first crown of his career.

"He's grown into his body and lifted weights, trained hard," Cross said of the sophomore. "I'm super proud of him."

At heavyweight, J.P. Velasco won Eagle Valley's fifth title of the day.

Also noteworthy at 152 pounds was Caleb Laisure. He finished third in the division with the only blemish on the day being a loss to a state finalist.

After tonight's triangular against Palisade and the Huskies, Eagle Valley heads to Grand Junction for dual tournament on Saturday.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, cfreud@vaildaily.com and @cfreud.