For some they had never been here. For others it was a matter of overcoming years of being so close yet so far away. Six wrestlers — three from Chatfield and three from Columbine — competed at this year’s 5A state wrestling tournament. They each left their mark in their own unique way. What follows is a look at how they fared over the course of three days — Feb. 16-18 — at Denver’s Pepsi Center.
JUSTIN HAMBLETON, CHATFIELD, 170
EXORCISING EIGHT YEARS OF DOUBT
For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.