Rose goes 1-7 in Pennsylvania showcase

RANGELY — Local wrestler Devon Rose represented Colorado at the Brute Scholastic Showcase last weekend in York, Pa.
phsptrgdevonroseAnd even though he didn’t fare as well as he would have liked — he went 1-7 against stiff competition — it was a good experience, said his father, Dusti Rose.
“He was kind of disappointed (with the results),” Devon’s father said. “But I think it went well, really. Like I told him, a lot of those kids knew a couple of months ago (they were going to compete), but he found out a week ago. So, with only a week to practice and cut weight, I think he did great.”
Devon Rose, who finished fourth at state this season as a junior, was added to the roster after another wrestler backed out.
The team from Colorado — Devon Rose was one of four wrestlers chosen from the Western Slope — finished ninth out of 18 teams.
Competing at 125 pounds — though there was a five-pound allowance — Devon Rose defeated a competitor from New York, but lost seven other matches.
“The record may not be good, but he was wrestling against some very tough kids, and only having a week to get ready for it, I think he did awesome.
“I would like to thank Chad Peters, Ryan Cramer, Stephen Boleng and Derek Stolworthy for helping me out last week and trying to get Devon in shape,” Dusti Rose said.