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Golden Eagle Wrestling Club Claim 2nd at Who's Bad National Class

Dec 30, 2018

Golden Eagle Wrestling Club


Highlands Ranch, CO---The Golden Eagle Wrestling Club struck Gold this past weekend at Who's Bad National Classic in Denver, CO. Who's Bad is one of the largest mid-season national tournaments in the United States. There were over 1,500 wrestlers from 34 states comprised over 540 teams. The Golden Eagles sent 21 wrestlers to compete and this was their best team finish to date. In 2018, the Golden Eagles took 6th place and they bettered their performance by winning 2nd Place in the All-Star Division and coming in 3rd Overall.

Alex "Cross" McGowan repeated his tournament title by claiming tournament champion. He is the first Golden Eagle to repeat as tournament champion at this tournament.

In addition, Brave Dolan and Julian Tanner claimed tournament champions in the Rookie Division. Coach, Savanah Howard became the first female Golden Eagle to win a national title and very cool Champion Belt!


  • Dolan, Brave 7-9 Rookie Champion

  • Tanner, Julian 13-15 Rookie Champion

  • McGowan, Alexander 13-15 Rookie Champion

  • Howard, Savanah Girls Gr 9-12 Champion

  • Reimer, Braxton 10-12 Rookie 2nd

  • Beatty, Levi 7-9 Rookie 3rd

  • Wolpert, Charlie 10-12 Rookie 3rd

  • Woelkers, Brendan 13-15 Rookie 3rd

  • Miess, Taylor 13-15 Rookie 4th

  • Rand, Golden 7-9 Rookie 4th

  • Diaz, Ethan 15U 4th

  • Gottberg, Noah 15U 5th

  • Miess, Taylor Girls Gr 6-8 6th

  • Robb, Chance 7-9 Rookie DNP

  • Beatty, Tessa 10-12 Rookie DNP

  • Gibson, Darrell 10-12 Rookie DNP

  • Montelongo, Dominic 7-9 Rookie DNP

  • Thomas, Gabriel 10U DNP

  • Sanders, Daniel 10-12 Rookie DNP

  • Badini, Brayden 10-12 Rookie DNP

  • Langer, Griffen 12U DNP

  • Watson, Gannon 15U DNP


Colorado Strong Duals Update: We sent six wrestlers to the Colorado Strong Duals to help raise money for the Yake Family after they were in a tragic automobile accident on December 15th while returning from a wrestling tournament. The mother perished in the accident and three of their children (all wrestlers) were seriously injured.

The following wrestlers competed at the Colorado Strong Duals. We ended the up winning 3 duals beating Betterman Elite, Chatfield, and Ridge. They lost to Bear Cave, Legacy, and Mullen.

  • Henry McDoniel: 8U for Peak2Peak Wild Card Team & 10U Golden Eagle Dual Team (W/L: 4-5)

  • Lance Alexander: 10U Betterman Elite Dual Team (W/L: 2-3)

  • Emmett Alexander: 10U Golden Eagle Dual Team (W/L: 3-3)

  • Cooper Torpy: 10U Golden Eagle Dual Team (W/L: 4-2)

  • Xavier Straub: 10U Golden Eagle Dual Team (W/L 2-4)

  • Phoenix Straub: 10U Golden Eagle Dual Team (W/L: 2-4)

The next national event will be The Wild West Shootout in Gillette, WY on February 3rd. They will be preparing to return to defend their first-place team finish from 2018.

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