Adams' bid for 4th gold leads Bearcat plans
     2013-12-12      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
Courtesy photo - Scottsbluff wrestling team front row from left are Hugo Sanchez, Salem Harsh. Colton Adams, Isaiah Jaramillo, Keegan Hessler, Rob Price, George Hernandez, Cruz De La Cruz; middle row, Kobe Paez, Kris Kizzire, Brent Riesen, Ben Rodriguez, James Benitez, Kalton Sessions, back row, Mario Soriano, Sabian Harsh, Cameron Presher, Andrew Aratani, Tristan Donelson and Ramon Lozoya. 
Last February, Colton Adams became Scottsbluff’s second three-time state wrestling champion, leading the Bearcats to a second-place finish at the Class B State Tournament in Omaha.

In February, Adams will strive to become the Bearcats’ first four-time state champion, and the 20th in state history.

Adams won the 132-pound class after taking first at 112 pounds as a freshman and winning at 126 pounds as a sophomore. He joined Tyler Nation, whose third state title came in 2012, and by the end of this season could be Scottsbluff’s first four-time state champ and just the 20th in state history.

Adams set a Nebraska all-class state record for victories in a season with 53, and he improved that to 56 in the new State Dual Tournament on Feb. 23 in Kearney. He had only one loss on the season, in the prestigious in the Walsh Ironman National Tournament in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in December 2012. He also recorded a Class B record of 41 pins.

In the Bearcats’ second-place team finish, sophomore Juan Delacruz finished second at 106 pounds. Sophomore Sabian Harsh was third at 145 pounds, sophomore Joseph Flores-Ybarra took fourth at 120 pounds. Junior Andrew Aratani was a fifth-place finisher in the heavyweight/285-pound class.

Scottsbluff entered the state tournament with five district wrestling champions and won the team title.

“It’s nice that we have large junior and senior classes, so they can take those freshmen and show them the ropes a little bit,” third-year coach James Miller said. “Last year, we only had one senior, so it’s nice to have that leadership this year.”

The Bearcats began the year by going 5-0 at the Torrington Blazer Duals.

“We got out on the right foot and got an idea to see how the guys can handle competing against somebody else,” Miller said.

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