ARVADA, Colo. — No surprise here -- Pomona wrestling is a force to be reckoned with yet again.
The Panthers, who have won four out of the past five state championship team titles, have returned to defend their crown as the top-ranked team in Class 5A.
Pomona got its first taste of in-state competition on Thursday night at Ralston Valley High School, as the Mustangs hosted the Panthers and Valor Christian for a triangular meet.
Valor Christian edged Ralston Valley 39-33 in the first dual of the night. The Eagles then faced Pomona, which the Panthers dominated 79-0.
All but one of Pomona's matches in that dual were won by pin.
The Panthers then went on to defeat Ralston Valley 78-4 in their second dual. The lone win for the Mustangs came from Lincoln Gregersen, who won by tech fall at 106.
Pomona currently has four No. 1-ranked wrestlers in their respective weight classes, according to On The Mat -- Daniel Cardenas, 145; Gage Bernall, 160; Roman Cruz, 182; and Franklin Cruz, 195.
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