By Michael Hicks
GILCREST — Curtis Martinez won three times, including a pinfall of Denver Lutheran’s Tyler Roberts in the 135-pound final of Saturday’s 36th annual Viking Wrestling Invitational at Valley High School.
The Berthoud senior was one of six Spartans to reach the championship final, but he was the only one to come out victorious. He reached the finals after posting a 19-3 technical fall on Montrose’s Nick Bailey in the second round and a 10-2 decision over University’s Aaron Paulding in the semifinals.
Berthoud finished with 201.5 points, second to Montrose, which won the meet with 214 points. Wiggins came in third with 168.5, followed by Norwood at 168.5 and Fossil Ridge at 162.5.
Montrose scored five individual championships, including Eric Stucky’s pinfall of Lucero in the 145-pound finale.
Other finalists for the Spartans included Robbie Workman (112), Brandyn Wahlert (140), wrestling in his second match back from suspension, Marcus Lucero (145), Nick Henderson (160) and Jared Wikre (heavyweight).
For more information on Saturday’s match see next week’s Berthoud Recorder.
<p>Berthoud 135-pounder Curtis Martinez controls his championship match with Denver Lutheran’s Tyler Roberts on Saturday at the 36th annual Viking Wrestling Invitational. Martinez won the match by pinfall in 4 minutes, 42 seconds.</p>