DENVER -- Frederick's Jesse Ortiz came within a whisker of making it to the semifinals of the 113-pound bracket at the state wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Friday afternoon.
But Thompson Valley's Collin Williams came up with an escape as time ran out in the third period and beat the Warriors' sophomore 5-4.
Ortiz' first consolation-round match was against Durango's Matthew Lavengood late Friday night. Lavengood earned an u8-6 decision to knock Ortiz out of the tournament.
Ortiz advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday night with an 8-2 decision over Caleb McElfresh of Mitchell High School.