Fifteen Topper Wrestlers Heading To State Meet

Topper wrestlers display their gold medals won at the district meet Saturday in Española. The meet establishes seeding for the state meet this weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Topper team is taking 15 wrestlers to state, one in each weight class. Gold medal winners from left, Nathan Harper, Damian Gonzales, Ben Gellis, Damian Garcia, Mateo Martinez, Teke Nieto. Not pictured is Alex Pittman and Josh Archuleta. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Nathan Harper wrestling in the 138-weight class pins his opponent from Española to win the gold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Damian Gonzales wrestling in the 132 weight-class pins his opponent from Taos to win the gold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ben Gellis pins his opponent from Española in weight-class 113 to win the gold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Damian Garcia wins by a  8-6 decision to claim the gold in weight-class 182 over his opponent from Española. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mateo Martinez pins his opponent in weight-class 195 to win the gold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Teke Nieto pins his opponent from Moriarty in weight-class 170 to claim the gold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Josh Archuleta pins his opponent from Moriarty to win the gold in weight-class 120. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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