Meeker’s Shelton wins third straight state mat title; Meeker No. 2 in state

It was a terrific weekend for the Meeker High School wrestling team at the state tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The team placed No. 2 in the state and MHS junior T.J. Shelton captured his third straight state title.

MEEKER I Anything can happen at a state tournament and a lot did during the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center last weekend in Denver. “You learn more from a loss, but you don’t want to get into a habit of losing.” ~Coach Bill Turner

Nine Meeker wrestlers qualify for state wrestling championships

Meeker’s two-time defending state champion T.J. Shelton won the 170-pound bracket in the Region 1 tournament held at Colorado Mesa University last weekend in Grand Junction. Shelton defeated Rangely senior Ethan Allred in the championship match. Allred will also be wrestling for a third time in the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, which start today at 3 p.m. at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver.

MEEKER I Nine Meeker High School wrestlers qualified for the “Big Show,” the 2015 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, where all classifications of state high school wrestlers gather to compete in the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, starting today.

Cowboy wrestlers host and win tournament, head to regionals

The Meeker High School wrestling team, currently ranked No. 3 in 2A by On the Mat Rankings, hosted and won the team title of the annual Meeker dual meet tournament, the final action of the regular season. The Cowboys will wrestle in the state-qualifying Region 1 tournament at Colorado Mesa University, starting Friday at 1 p.m. Wrestling for the Cowboys this season are, in front, Hunter Garcia, Tristin Pelloni, Caleb Bradford, Garrett Frantz and Chase Rule. Back row: Kylloe Goedert, Devon Pontine, Christopher Strate, Cody Nielsen, manager Alicia Watt, Casey Turner, Sheridan Harvey, Tyler Ilgen, Nick Burri, Jacob Henderson, Anthony Watt, Jacob Pelloni and T.J. Shelton.

MEEKER I Currently ranked No. 3 in 2A by On the Mat Rankings, the Meeker High School wrestling team was the host for the annual Meeker dual meet tournament, where they won five duals to win the team title. The MHS Cowboys will wrestle at Colorado Mesa University in the Region 1 tournament starting Friday […]

Meeker wrestlers win three of four, to host Meeker Invitational

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ wrestling team competed in four dual matches last week, hosting Palisade and Hayden, then traveling to Moffat County to wrestle the Bulldogs and Delta Panthers, both 3A teams. The Cowboys lost only to Delta.

Meeker wrestlers split duals, place 10 members

Meeker High School wrestler Tristan Pelloni, left, has his opponent in a bridge during a match against Moffat County earlier this season. The MHS Cowboy wrestlers  will host Palisade and Hayden in a triangular meet tonight at home. The matches will begin at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to go and watch and cheer on the Cowboy grapplers.

MEEKER I “We have some improving to do if we hope to do better in regionals,” Meeker High School wrestling coach J.C. Watt said after a weekend of wrestling.

7 MHS wrestlers crowned

MEEKER I “It was a good confidence builder,” is what one of Meeker High School’s wrestlers told head wrestling coach J.C. Watt of the week’s competition.

Meeker’s Harvey, Shelton win weight classes in Tournament of Champions

Tristin Pelloni, Sheridan Harvey, T.J. Shelton and Casey Turner wear big smiles holding the hardware they won in the competitive Tournament of Champions, helping their team place eighth. Pelloni finished eighth at 120 as Harvey (113) and Shelton (170) won their brackets. Turner lost in the second round, came back to win six matches and the consolation championship at 152, avenging his loss along the way.

MEEKER I Sheridan Harvey and T.J. Shelton entered the Tournament of Champions as the No. 1 seeds in their respective weight brackets, and both finished as champions, Harvey winning the 113-pound bracket and Shelton dominating at 170. Casey Turner placed third at 152 and senior Tristin Pelloni finished eighth at 120.

Meeker’s Pelloni, Shelton place at Warrior Classic

MEEKER I It had been several years since the Meeker High School wrestling team had been invited to the Warrior Classic, known as one of the toughest tournaments in the state. The Cowboys were represented well, winning 22 matches, placing two in the top four and the team placed 10th in a field of 36 […]

MHS wrestlers produce three champs, finish fourth at Delta

Meeker two-time defending state champion T.J. Shelton was one of five Cowboys to wrestle in the championship match and one of three to win the Delta Invitational. Shelton is pictured lifting Kory Mills of Delta off his feet before taking him down. Shelton won the championship match 9-1. Sheridan Harvey and Casey Turner also won titles and the Cowboys finished fourth as a team. For the first time in several years, Meeker was invited back to wrestle in the Warrior Classic, which starts Friday.

MEEKER I “We improved from the previous week,” Meeker wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of his team’s fourth-place finish at the Delta Invitational on Saturday. Watt hopes his team continues to improve this week, because for the first time in several years, the Cowboys have been invited back to the Warrior Classic.

Meeker wrestlers win 3 of 5 duals at Colorado Mesa U.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School wrestling team opened its season in Grand Junction, wrestling in the Colorado Mesa University Duals, where the squad won three of the five duals wrestled.

MHS wrestlers open at CMU Duals

MEEKER I After qualifying 10 wrestlers and placing third as a team in the 2014 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, the Meeker Cowboys will begin their quest to improve this season, starting in Grand Junction, when they compete in the Colorado Mesa University Duals.

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Two-time defending state wrestling champion T.J. Shelton is pictured practicing with teammate Casey Turner in preparation for the upcoming mat season at Meeker High School.