original photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com
Welcome to the Dirty Dozen, a new, regular feature on TOM that will go inside a particular state and focus on its top twelve wrestlers, regardless of grade level. Also, both boys and girls will be considered. You will find an overview on each of the Dirty Dozen’s credentials, as well as what makes them special or unique from a wrestling standpoint.
We start with Colorado because it is the home of the top wrestler in the Class of 2019. Colorado is also a state that has been improving their talent level gradually over the past four to five years. As you will soon see, there are currently two boys from the state that are currently ranked number one in their respective weight class. CHSAA, the governing body of Colorado high school sports, has approved two “pilot” seasons for girls wrestling starting in 2018-19. These two pilot seasons are the first step in getting girls wrestling sanctioned as a CHSAA sport beginning in 2020-21. There quite a few high-level girls wrestlers currently in Colorado and with those steps in place, you can only expect it to improve going forward.
With all of that out of the way, get acquainted with Colorado’s Dirty Dozen.
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