There were no capes or Infinity Stones, but super belts and glory were on the line at the prestigious Super 32 Challenge in Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 27 and 28.
Nationally ranked and internationally feared wrestlers in age divisions ranging from 8 and Under through high school gathered to compete in one of the top preseason youth tournaments around.
And of course, Colorado was well represented.
In the high school division, three Colorado studs found their way onto the podium: Windsor high school’s Dominick Serrano (7th at 126 pounds), Pueblo East’s Andy Garcia (7th at 285), and incoming Pomona freshman Daniel Cardenas (5th at 120).
Serrano, a two-time undefeated Class 4A state champ for the Wizards, and Garcia, a two-time 4A champ for the Eagles, are both entering their junior campaigns for teams that were famously separated by just ½ of a point at last year’s state tournament.
Meanwhile, Cardenas steps into an unrelenting and ever-reloading Pomona wrestling room with plenty of accolades under his belt already.
Other Colorado grapplers who competed at Super 32 included state champions Isaiah Gamez (La Junta, 3A), Vince Cornella (Monarch, 5A), and Will VomBaur (Windsor, 4A) among others.
Full results for Team Colorado at the Super 32 Challenge can be found at FloWrestling.