HHS wrestler Jessy Mosqueda is pictured at left on the stands for 100-lb. regional honors at Mead High School in Longmont last Saturday. She finished third in her weight class and is pictured with the other three state qualifiers.
Mosqueda is qualifer in first-ever girls state tourney
Senior Jessy Mosqueda will make Holyoke High School wrestling history when she competes in the first-ever girls state tournament this Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 9 a.m. at Thornton High School.
Earning third place in the smallest weight division — 100 lbs. — at the regional tourney at Mead High School in Longmont on Feb. 2 punched Mosqueda’s ticket to the state event.
She lost her first match, 1-6, to the eventual regional champ but came back to win all the rest of her bouts to claim third place.
Coach Dusty McConnell was extremely pleased with Mosqueda’s effort. He cited that losing to the champion and then coming back to win all other matches showed that Mosqueda wrestled her best.
Jessy’s twin sister, Jacky, competed in a very tough regional bracket at 111 lbs. While she lost two matches to eliminate her from placing, she fought very well all season, McConnell said.
McConnell has been involved in coaching the Mosqueda sisters since they were sixth-graders. “The sport has come a long way since they were in the sixth grade,” he pointed out.
And he’s glad that Jessy will have the opportunity to compete in a state tournament.
Competition was very tough at last week’s regionals. “I was very surprised at the skill level of the female wresters,” said McConnell, adding that they were very good.
Thirty-one teams were represented at the girls regional at Mead last Saturday. Chatfield won the tourney with 114 points, followed by Loveland with 76. Holyoke finished 23rd with 13 points.
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