DENVER -- Three Brighton High School wrestlers who came up short in Friday night's semifinal round of the state 5A tournament at Pepsi Center placed among the top six in their weight classes.
Tony Balderas wound up sixth at 106 pounds. He lost to Louie Romero 12-11 in the consolation semifinals. In the fifth-place match, Jordan Martinez of Pine Creek beat Balderas 9-4. Balderas rolled to a 13-1 decision over Josh Finesilver of Cherry Creek in the quarterfinals and lost to top-seeded Tomas Gutierrez 9-4 in the semifinal round Friday.