Nine county middle school wrestlers qualify for state

RBC I Ten Rio Blanco middle school wrestlers, including eight from Rangely, wrestled in the Western Slope Regional Tournament in Grand Junction. Nine of those 10 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Denver.

Middle school wrestlers to state

RBC I Ten Rio Blanco middle school wrestlers, including eight from Rangely, wrestled in the Western Slope Regional Tournament over the weekend in Grand Junction. Nine of those 10 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament in Denver this weekend.

Rangely’s Coombs wins mat title

RANGELY I The Rangely wrestling program hosted the Northwestern Colorado Championships on Saturday, and middle school coach Jeff LeBleu, who came out of retirement, was thankful for everyone’s help and support in pulling off a successful tournament.

Young Panthers host final tourney

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team placed several wrestlers within the top four at Oak Creek on Saturday, and the young grapplers will host the Northwest Colorado League Championship tournament on Saturday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School.

RMS wrestlers earn five medals in meet

RANGELY I “We have lots to work on still, but the guys wrestled well,” Rangely Middle School wrestling coach Travis Witherell said of the young Panthers’ performance in the annual Carl Ramunno tournament in Steamboat Springs.

RMS opens wrestling season

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School Panther wrestling team opened its season in Hayden on Saturday and returned with six placers, including two champions, which was more than half of the Panthers who entered.

Travis Witherell moves to head wrestling coach for RHS wrestlers

RANGELY I Rangely High School’s most recent state wrestling champion will also be its most recent head coach. Travis Witherell, who won an individual Colorado state wrestling title wrestling as a senior for the Panthers in 2010, has been named to take over the Panther grapplers in his first year as head coach.

Coombs wins Steamboat tournament

RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team competed in Steamboat Springs on Saturday and returned with several placers, including champion Tytus Coombs.

RMS wrestlers finish fourth

RBC I Only seven Rangely Middle School boys are out for wrestling this season, but the total includes one of the most outstanding wrestlers in the area.

Rangely’s Brown takes sixth at state

Brown, an eighth-grader, was the first Rangely Junior High wrestler to place at the state tournament last weekend at Denver. He placed sixth at 145 pounds. “He did well. He did really well,” RJH coach Derek Stolworthy said of Brown, one of four Panther wrestlers to qualify for state.

RANGELY I Coaches are always looking for improvement. That’s why Derek Stolworthy, the Rangely Junior High wrestling coach, couldn’t be happier with his team. “Throughout the course of the season, it was like night and day, from the first practice to the state tournament,” Stolworthy said.

Panthers qualify 4 for state

RANGELY I Four Panther wrestlers are headed to state. Rangely Junior High had four placers — including one first-place finisher — at last week’s regional tournament in Fruita, earning them a trip to the state tourney in Denver.

Rangely places 7 at Meeker dual meet

Rangely seventh-grader Heath Peters was a first-place finisher in the 80-pound weight class.

RANGELY I Individually, the Panthers wrestled well, with seven placers at last Saturday’s tournament in Meeker. Team-wise, though, Rangely didn’t have the numbers, which has been the case all season.