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Chatfield’s E.C. Manzanares wrestles Aramus Schuster from Thornton during the final day of the 5A state championships. Manzanares won the match to secure fifth place.
Chatfield’s Manzanares earns fifth at state

DENVER — Following a tough go in the semifinals and subsequent consolation round, Chatfield’s E.C. Manzanares was thrilled when he won his final match of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center to secure fifth place.

“I’m feeling on cloud nine because I had to rebound after that tough loss in the consolation semis,” Manzanares said. “Then to come back and win after that, that was huge for me. I’m feeling really good.”

Getting the win for Chatfield, he said, made it all the more sweet.