Josiah Rider

School: Grand Junction
Sport: Wrestling
Class: 2018

2017 Accomplishments: Rider wasn’t fooling around in the Class 5A 145-pound final. He pinned Ponderosa’s Parker Benekas in 1 minute, 28 seconds to claim his second state championship.

What’s in store for 2018: The senior cemented his legacy on the Pepsi Center floor by winning his third state title after defeating Gavin Deaguero.

What makes him a standout: “I think it’s the different types of background that I come from. I have a lot of Greco influence. I think that helps a lot.”

Photo Credit: Casey Sutton

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