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.
The Panthers will wrestle in Oak Creek on Saturday and host the annual league tournament the following week.
Seven RMS Panthers wrestled in the tournament and five of them returned with medals for their efforts.
Eighth graders Titus Coombs (115) and Hunter Hanvey (140) both wrestled in the championship match in their respective brackets and finished as runners-up.
Rangely sixth-graders Jake Dodd (70) and Zane Varner (110) were consolation champs in their weight classes, and seventh-grader Braxton Moore placed fourth in the 80-pound bracket.
“The guys all wrestled well,” coach Witherell said. “They are a good team and they will do good things.”