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Lopez runner-up at Berthoud

Series: Niwot Wrestling | Story 5

January 29, 2020

Jocelyn Rowley

Senior Jovani Lopez (285) won by decision over Scott Hill of Horizon in the semi-finals at the Diny Pickert Invitational on Jan. 26.

It was a light crew for head coach Bobby Matthews at the 2020 Diny Pickert Invitational at Berthoud High on Jan. 26, as several Niwot wrestlers battled illness. That made for a light score in the final team standings, where Niwot placed 14th overall with 34.0 points.

Niwot heavyweight Jovani Lopez earned his seventh trip to the podium this season with a 2nd-place finish in the 285-pound class. He was runner-up for the third time to Oscar Aranday of Skyline, who won in a 2-1 decision. Lopez went 3-1 on the day, and improved to 23-6 on the year.

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