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After being snowed out of competition last weekend and having an abbreviated practice schedule this week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team faced a stiff test this weekend in Las Vegas.
Los Alamos was one of 22 teams taking part in the two-day Las Vegas Robertson Invitational, a high-level individual competition hosted by one of the marquee Class AAA programs in the state.
At the tournament, which started Friday, Hilltoppers Desmond Fellers and Gary Thorne both moved to the gold bracket of the tournament, although neither advanced in the top bracket.
Another five Hilltoppers — Cory Geyer, Brian Geyer, Clint Adams, Robert Van Lyssel and Diego Madrid — qualified for Saturday’s silver bracket.
“Overall, we didn’t do too bad considering we didn’t get out on the mat hardly at all (last week),” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said.
The Hilltoppers were scheduled to compete the previous weekend at a tournament hosted by Albuquerque Valley, but that competition was nixed due to weather conditions. They also had to cut practices off Thursday due to the local snowstorm.
Thorne, at 171 pounds, finished the tournament with three wins and four losses in the gold bracket.
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