Smith wins Rangely tourney

Rangely junior Colton Coombs lifted his Hayden opponent off his feet before taking him back to the mat. Coombs finished third in his weight class and Rangely finished fifth as a team. The Panthers will wrestle in the Screamin’ Eagle tournament this Saturday in Paonia.

Rangely junior Colton Coombs lifted his Hayden opponent off his feet before taking him back to the mat. Coombs finished third in his weight class and Rangely finished fifth as a team. The Panthers will wrestle in the Screamin’ Eagle tournament this Saturday in Paonia.
RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers hosted their annual 11-team wrestling tournament last Saturday. Six Panthers finished in the top four and the team placed fifth.
Jake Smith was the lone Panther champion at 170 pounds and he was also voted co-upper weight outstanding wrestler of the tournament.
Placing second was Lucas Heinle at 138 and Patrick Brown at heavyweight. Placing third for the Panthers were Ethan Allred, Chance Peters and Colton Coombs.
Wrestling but not placing were Heath Peters and Michael Parker. Peters won a couple of matches but was one match away from placing.
Coach Stolworthy stated that he was satisfied with the team’s performance, but also said, “It’s time to start peaking as the state championships are just a month away.”
This week the team will wrestle Saturday in the Screamin’ Eagle tournament in Paonia.
On behalf of the Rangely wrestlers and RHS personnel, this reporter would like to thank all the volunteers and parents for all their hard work at the tournament, it is greatly appreciated.