Team wrestling camp…

Eight Meeker High School Cowboy wrestlers recently attended the Western State Team Camp in Gunnison and wrestled in 17 duals, winning 13 of them. “Our kids wrestled tough,” Meeker assistant coach Carl Padilla said. Wrestling for the Cowboys in back row were: Chase Rule, Christopher Strate, Charles Curry, assistant coach Carl Padilla, Sheridan Harvey, head […]

Wrestling camp…

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Tipton’s office recognizes Meeker wrestling…

Brandon Baynor, representing Third District Congressman Scott Tipton’s office in Grand Junction, recently brought a Congressional Tribute Plaque to Meeker High School for the Meeker State Champion Wrestling Team, the State Champion Wrestlers and their coaches. From left, Baynor delivers the plaque to state champions TJ Shelton (four-time state champion), Devon Pontine and Casey Turner […]

Shelton honored…

Meeker’s first and Colorado’s 19th four-time Colorado state wrestling champion T.J. Shelton was honored for his accomplishments at the annual honors banquet in Colorado Springs. Shelton, pictured with his parents Janae and Bob, was named the Co-High School 2A/3A Wrestler of the Year, an honor he shared with Paonia’s Bo Pipher. Shelton’s coach, J.C. Watt, […]

Roman Gutierrez inducted into wrestling hall of fame; Watt and Shelton honored

MEEKER I “It says a lot about Meeker’s wrestling program,” J.C. Watt said about the honors banquet, where Watt and four-time state champion T.J. Shelton were honored and Meeker High School alumni Roman Gutierrez was inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Share on Facebook

Cowboys win team title; Shelton wins fourth title

MEEKER I Once upon a time, in small town in northwest Colorado, there lived a young man named T.J. Shelton, who had set goals for himself. Last weekend in front of more than 10,000 people, he accomplished them, while helping himself, his team and his community win a state championship, too. Share on Facebook


Be sure to look for our keepsake special section for the 2016 state wrestling championships in the Feb. 25th edition of the Herald Times! Share on Facebook

2016 State Wrestling Championships – Day 1

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Meeker wrestling team has four regional champs, 10 going to state

MEEKER I The brackets are set for the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, and Meeker will have wrestlers in 10 of the 14 brackets, including four regional champions, one of whom has an opportunity to make Meeker and Colorado history. Share on Facebook

Meeker matmen win local dual, preparing for regional tourney

MEEKER I During the regular season, the Meeker High School wrestling team has always sought out the best competition to prepare them for the 2A regional and state tournaments, and this season was no different, as the Cowboys wrestled in the CMU Duals, the Warrior Classic, the Tournament of Champions and the Meeker Duals, which […]

MHS wrestlers win, to play host

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team made a long trip to Buena Vista on Jan. 28 for a dual meet with the 2A Demons, and they returned home victorious. Share on Facebook

Cowboys place 10 in Screamin’ Eagles mat tourney, three are champs

MEEKER I “We are still improving,” Cowboy wrestling coach J.C. Watt said after his team wrestled in the competitive Screamin’ Eagle tournament in Paonia on Saturday, less than one month before the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships. Share on Facebook