BMS wrestlers win Craig Invite

The Barone Middle School wrestling team opened the season last Saturday in Craig, winning the team title after winning five duals. Front row: Austin Purcell, Jake Nielsen, Matt Frantz, Noah Overton, Devon Pontine, Jake Phelan and Tyler Pollock. Back row: Head coach Lee Overton, Jacob Henderson, T.J. Shelton, Ruben Roybal, Casey Turner, Robby Jensen, Cody Purcell, Anthony Watt, Trent Gable (substitute from Hayden), Anthony Watt, Tristin Pelloni and assistant coach J.C. Watt.

The Barone Middle School wrestling team opened the season last Saturday in Craig, winning the team title after winning five duals. Front row: Austin Purcell, Jake Nielsen, Matt Frantz, Noah Overton, Devon Pontine, Jake Phelan and Tyler Pollock. Back row: Head coach Lee Overton, Jacob Henderson, T.J. Shelton, Ruben Roybal, Casey Turner, Robby Jensen, Cody Purcell, Anthony Watt, Trent Gable (substitute from Hayden), Anthony Watt, Tristin Pelloni and assistant coach J.C. Watt.
MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team won the annual Craig Invitational dual tournament, after winning all five of their duals.
Meeker started the day by defeating Rifle 43-33 in a closely contested dual. Key wins were picked up by Austin Purcell and team captain Jake Phelan.
“It was really nice to come out strong against a very tough Rifle team,” said head coach Lee Overton.
Meeker followed up the Rifle victory with a 52-39 win over West Grand and continued their winning ways, by defeating Soroco 67-21.
Meeker’s next dual was against rival Craig Middle School. In a very competitive dual, Meeker prevailed 50-42. Meeker’s Ruben Roybal trailed in his match but was able to pick up a third period pin to win the deciding match.
“Our kids have been putting in a lot of extra work and I think it had a very positive impact,” said assistant coach J.C. Watt.
Meeker wrestled Hayden in the championship dual and defeated Hayden 60-34 to win the championship. Wrestling on his birthday, Meeker’s Robby Jensen got Meeker started by winning a close match against a very tough Hayden opponent. Meeker also picked up important victories from Jake Nielsen and Devon Pontine.
Meeker had seven wrestlers finish the day undefeated. Robby Jensen, team captain Tristin Pelloni, Austin Purcell, Anthony Watt, T.J. Shelton, Devon Pontine and Ruben Roybal won all of their matches. Also helping the Cowboys were Nielsen, Matt Frantz, Phelan, Tyler Pollock, Noah Overton and Austin Bradford.
Meeker will travel to Hayden this Saturday to compete in the Northwest Invitational tournament.