Wrestling: Key dates, information and Aurora wrestlers to watch for 2017-18 season


Vista PEAK senior Tristan Curtis is one of 12 returning Class 5A/4A state wrestling tournament qualifiers from last season returning to Aurora programs. Curtis is one of the city’s wrestlers to watch for the 2017-18 season. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A look at key dates, information and wrestlers to watch for Aurora programs during the 2017-18 wrestling season:

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2017-18 AURORA WRESTLING KEY DATES, INFORMATION

2017-18 AURORA WRESTLING KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key dates: Nov. 10 — First practice allowed; Nov. 29 — First competition allowed; Dec. 9 — Grandview Duals; Dec. 16 — Cherokee Trail Christmas Duals; Jan. 2, 2018 — Two-pound growth allowance; Jan. 13 — Arvada West Invitational; Jan. 19-20 — Top of the Rockies at Centaurus H.S.; Feb. 3 — EMAC Championships at Brighton H.S.; Feb. 3 — End of regular season; Feb. 9-10 — Class 5A/4A regionals; Feb. 15-17 — Class 5A-1A state tournament at Pepsi Center

Aurora Class 5A/4A regionals: 4A Region 1 (Feb. 9-10 at Pueblo County H.S.) — Vista PEAK; 5A Region 1 (Feb. 9-10 at Arvada West H.S.) — Rangeview; 5A Region 2 (Feb. 9-10 at Adams City H.S.) — Gateway; 5A Region 3 (Feb. 9-10 at Poudre H.S.) — Aurora Central, Cherokee Trail, Regis Jesuit; 5A Region 4 (Feb. 9-10 at Broomfield H.S.) — Eaglecrest, Grandview, Hinkley, Overland, Smoky Hill

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Austin Abel; Cherokee Trail — Jeff Buck; Eaglecrest — Javier Quintana; Gateway — Garret Wilton; Grandview — Ryan Budd; Hinkley — Terrance Goodroad; Overland — Trevor Griffin; Rangeview — Tim Corby; Regis Jesuit — Brent Bieshaar; Smoky Hill — TJ Loyd; Vista PEAK — David Benedict

Returning Aurora Class 5A state placers: Kaelin Chin, Overland, sr. (5A 3rd place at 195 pounds); Giovani Federico, Grandview, sr. (5A 6th place at 113 pounds); Dylan Ranieri, Grandview, jr. (5A 6th place at 138 pounds)

Returning Aurora 5A/4A state qualifiers: Grant Bradley, Overland, soph.; Isaiah Bradley, Overland, jr.; Grady Colgan, Grandview, sr.; Tristan Curtis, Vista PEAK, sr.; Bryan Fierro, Rangeview, sr.; Tyler Maccagnan, Eaglecrest, jr.; Davione Marshall, Cherokee Trail, sr.; David Rivera, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Jayden Smith, Vista PEAK, sr.

Other Aurora wrestlers to watch: Tanner Anderson, Eaglecrest, sr.; Emery Bemis, Hinkley, soph.; Osvaldo Caloca, Rangeview, soph.; Drake Davis, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Jorge Espinoza, Hinkley, fr.; Matthew Frye, Grandview, jr.; Alex Galvan, Smoky Hill, jr.; Adolfo Granados, Smoky Hill, soph.; Brice Hartzhheim, Grandview, jr.; David Hoage, Smoky Hill, jr.; Connor Ireland, Vista PEAK, sr.; Drake Jackson, Vista PEAK, sr.; Caeleb Knoll, Eaglecrest, soph.; Tony Lozano, Vista PEAK, sr.; Aslan Mametov, Overland, soph.; Brody McGah, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Mikey Mendoza III, Overland, jr.; Dechlyn Miller, Vista PEAK, sr.; Werals Niyongabo, Aurora Central, jr.; Charlie Pedderson, Smoky Hill, sr.; Cliff Pinkerton, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Jarrett Reigies, Gateway, sr.; Joe Renner, Grandview, soph.; Cordell Robinson, Vista PEAK, sr.; Alex Santillan, Grandview, soph.; Fabian Santillan, Grandview, jr.; Antonio Segura, Regis Jesuit, fr.; Matthew Shriver, Rangeview, sr.; Chance Snyder, Smoky Hill, sr.; Osman Yigit Topuz, Eaglecrest, jr.; Garrett Vea, Smoky Hill, soph.; Diego Velasquez, Smoky Hill, soph.; Hayes Ward, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Will Wiwkowksy, Grandview, sr.