MEEKER I Barone Middle School finished in second place last Saturday in Oak Creek as a team and crowned four individual champions.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Led by team captains Jake Phelan and Tristin Pelloni, Meeker wrestlers finished second out of 13 teams at the East Grand Middle School Tournament.
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.