BMS wrestlers finish 2nd in Oak Creek

MEEKER I Barone Middle School finished in second place last Saturday in Oak Creek as a team and crowned four individual champions.

BMS opens season with three wins

MEEKER I “They wrestled great for not having very many practices in,” Barone Middle School head wrestling coach Lee Overton said about his team’s first performance of the season. “We just have one week of routine practice.”

Small town makes a big impression at state tourney

The middle school state wrestling championships (in affiliation with the Rocky Mountain Nationals) was held last Friday and Saturday in Denver. The event featured athletes from all over the state and from schools of all sizes.

BMS wrestlers qualify 14 for state tourney

MEEKER I Twenty-two Barone Middle School wrestlers used their first day of spring break last Saturday to wrestle in the state qualifying regional tournament in Fruita. Fourteen of them placed in the top eight, qualifying them to wrestle in Denver this weekend.

BMS wrestlers crown 7 champs

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School wrestling team continued their successful season last week, winning dual meets against Hayden and the Panthers in Rangely Thursday last and finishing second as a team in Oak Creek last Saturday.

Wrestlers take top honors at tourney

The Barone Middle School wrestling team gathered on the podium to receive the trophy after winning the team championship in Hayden last Saturday. “They sure were excited when they announced they won the team title,” head coach Lee Overton said.

— BMS crowns 5 individual champions, travel to Rangely tonight — The Barone Middle School wrestling team had an outstanding performance in the Hayden tournament Saturday.

Wrestlers open in Craig

Barone Middle School head wrestling coach Lee Overton said his team “wrestled well” in their first tournament last Saturday in Craig, including some beginners like Sam Nieslanik (above). “Sam won his first three matches,” Overton said. The young Cowboys won four of five duals in Craig and will compete in Hayden this Saturday.

MEEKER I “It was a successful first outing,” Barone Middle School wrestling coach Lee Overton said of the five duals the young Cowboys wrestled in Craig last Saturday. “We’re growing in numbers and starting to have more success.”

Pontine finishes 4th at state

Meeker’s Devon Pontine concluded a good year with a fourth-place finish at the Colorado Middle School State Championships. Meeker was well-represented with 12 wrestlers competing in the event.  

BMS wrestlers finish second

Led by team captains Jake Phelan and Tristin Pelloni, Meeker wrestlers finished second out of 13 teams at the East Grand Middle School Tournament.

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.

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.

Five compete in tourney

MEEKER I Five Meeker wrestlers traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Jacobs Challenge National tournament and all five placed, including one champion. Barone Middle School seventh-grader TJ Shelton has amassed a 47-10 record since last fall and added another national title to his resume, pinning all three of his opponents.