Middle school wrestling state tournament

The Colorado state middle school wrestling tournament was this past weekend, up in Denver at the Pepsi Center.

Several La Junta middle school wrestlers were in the tournament. Unfortunately, none brought home the bacon ... but the tournament was great experience for the wrestlers who intend to continue the sport in high school.

Here we have the arena:

Cubs grappler Michael Lee receives advice from his coach:

Lee throws some blood and sweat on the mat:

Ethan Leyba, future wrestler for The Smile Hi City, polishes his technique:

And here Lee and Leyba take an after-match refreshment break at CheeBurger Cheeburger in Lone Tree: