Devils take Steamboat Invite |

Devils take Steamboat Invite

Ryan Slabaugh

Both Bair and Faulhaber went 4-0 on the day, while Barela went 3-0.

“I think the best thing is it shows them that hard work pays off,” Devils head coach Jeff Lueders said. “Now, I can make them work harder.

The trio of champions weren’t the only ones to have a good day. B.J. Jaramillo (112), Tim Rietz (145), Mason Ewing (119) and Philip Rivera (160) picked up second-place finishes. Freshmen Kylan Kottenstette (130) and Chris Harvey (140), along with senior John Saldana (275) finished in third-place.

Brian Saldana (189) and B.J. Ewing (125) placed fourth.

“Everyone did pretty good, but we didn’t do so well in the final round,” Lueders said. “We had seven in the championship and three won. We’ll have to improve on that.”

The Devils will host Rifle Friday for their first home match of the season, starting at 7 p.m.. Lueders will bring in a spotlight and announcer Ron Beard, who does the Eagle Valley football games, to add some atmosphere to the event.

Saturday, 3A Eagle Valley travels to Summit for the Tigers Lair, a tough tournament filled with 4A schools.

Ryan Slabaugh is a sports writer for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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