MHS wins Eagle Valley tourney

Members of the Meeker wrestling team are pictured after winning the Eagle Valley tournament last Saturday. The Cowboys placed eight of 11 varsity wrestlers, including two champions, three runners-up, two consolation champs, one fourth place finisher and one JV wrestler placed fourth. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton was voted the outstanding wrestler in the upper weights and Tristin Pelloni remains undefeated this season. The Cowboys will wrestle in the Rangely Invitational this Saturday.

MEEKER I “Hard work,” is what Meeker wrestling coach J.C. Watt credited for Meeker’s win at the Eagle Valley tournament last Saturday in the Cowboys’ first action since Christmas break. “We had a lot of kids come in over Christmas break and I think we were in better shape than most teams.”

MHS wrestlers crown four champions in Kremmling

Coach Watt credited wrestlers like freshman Noah Overton for recording a pin and scoring team points in the consolation rounds. Overton finished third at 220.

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team won the West Grand Invitational last Saturday in Kremmling, crowning four champions, including the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. Meeker finished ahead of second place Basalt and third place Saratoga, Wyo.

Cowboys crown four

Meeker freshman T.J. Shelton trailed Rangely senior Colton Coombs 3-10 in the second period before reversing and pinning Coombs in the 160-pound championship match in Oak Creek last Saturday. Coombs beat Shelton 16-5 the week before and the two may meet again this Saturday, as both will be wrestling in Kremmling.

MEEKER I Due to injury and/or illness, six Meeker High School wresters who were on the Cowboy’s varsity team the first week did not wrestle the second week and the Cowboys did not defend their team title at the Soroco Invitational.

Cowboys win four duals

Meeker sophomore Tristin Pelloni scores back points before pinning his opponent from Coal Ridge. Pelloni won all five of his matches by pin fall and did not have a point scored against him.

MEEKER I The Meeker wrestling team opened the season last week with 12 varsity wrestlers competing in

Excitement among kids

J.R. Crawford and Lathrop Hughes will provide the senior leadership for the Meeker High School wrestling team this season, both have varsity experience and Crawford returns as a state-qualifier.

MEEKER I “We have a little bit of excitement amongst the kids,” Meeker High School wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of the attitude in the wrestling room.

Wrestling camp, barbecue at MHS June 7

A wrestling camp and barbecue for grades K-12 will be Thursday, June 7. The wrestling camp is at Meeker High School.

LeBlanc qualifies for Olympic trials

Wrestling for the Cowboy Wrestling Club, Joe LeBlanc, a Meeker High School graduate and four-time All-American for the University of Wyoming, qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22.

LeBlanc begins quest for national wrestling title

RBC I “I’m super excited and feeling really good,” University of Wyoming senior Joe LeBlanc said by phone from St. Louis, Mo., where the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will begin today.

Hardy finishes second

Meeker senior Justin Hardy pinned four opponents and won 13-0 in the consolation championship match of the 2A 170-pound bracket last weekend in the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, ending his high school wrestling career with a bronze medal.

MEEKER I “I was proud of Justin. It takes a lot of character to come back and win the consolation bracket when your goal is to win it all,” Meeker wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of the feat accomplished by Cowboy senior Justin Hardy.

Cowboys qualify four for state tourney

Cowboy senior Ethan Overton qualified, for the “Big Show” for the first time, in the 195-pound bracket. Wrestling starts today at 3 p.m. in the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver.

MEEKER I After qualifying in the regional tournament, four Cowboy wrestlers will travel to Denver to compete in the annual Colorado State Wrestling Championships, starting today in the Pepsi Center.

Wrestlers on dual streak

Meeker freshman Tristin Pelloni was leading 9-1 before pinning Tanner Guire of Hayden last week in front of a hometown crowd. Pelloni and the Cowboy wrestling team will compete in the state qualifying regional tournament that starts Friday at Grand Junction Central High School.

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team ended the regular season with a four-dual winning streak, all in front of their hometown fans, the week before the state-qualifying regional tournament.

Cowboys wrestle in GJ

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team competed in the Grand Junction Tiger JV tournament with Meeker and Rangely as the only small schools in the field of Grand Valley JV teams, including the two Grand Junction teams, Palisade, Fruita, Delta, Olathe and Montrose.