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Phil Scherer
LAHS wrestler Gloria Ramos celebrates after winning her first round matchup against Cleveland's Elizabeth Trujeque.
Hilltoppers find success at first day of state wrestling championships

 

Though only one person is still in the running for individual championship, every person who competed for Los Alamos High School won at least one match Friday at the first day of the 2018 state wrestling championships.

Heading into the second day of competition, freshman Devin Atencio has advanced to the semifinal round, defeating both of his competitors Friday.

Seven other wrestlers, Donovan Atencio, Damian Gonzales, Israel Gellis, Reyes Mendez, Dylan Irish, Milo Light and Gloria Ramos, are still in contention for third place on the consolation side of the bracket.

Overall, the first round of the tournament was strong for the Hilltoppers, as eight of the 14 wrestlers advanced in their championship brackets. Five of the wins came by pin, as the wrestlers from LAHS overpowered their opponents.

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