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.

3 Cowboys win first match

MEEKER I Last week the Meeker Cowboy wrestling team traveled to Paonia for a dual meet Friday and the Screamin’ Eagle tournament Saturday last.

Hardy wins West Grand

MEEKER I “It was a good week for Hardy,” Meeker wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of senior Justin Hardy who won the 170-pound bracket last Saturday in Kremmling. Hayden won the team title, which featured 13 teams.

Together again…

phmkjeff lee at practice

Meeker’s head wrestling coach J.C. Watt has been asking former Meeker wrestlers to speak to his team about ways the lessons learned in wrestling have helped them later in life.

MHS opens season in Hotchkiss

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team returned from Hotchkiss last Saturday with two champions under the leadership of new head coach J.C. Watt. Meeker will wrestle in another tournament this weekend in Oak Creek.

LeBlanc wins title in Vegas, still undefeated

Sharon Sullivan watched her son Joe LeBlanc win the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational last weekend.

MEEKER I University of Wyoming Cowboy senior Joe LeBlanc remained undefeated (11-0) in his quest for a NCAA Division I national wrestling title.

LeBlanc begins quest undefeated

Joe LeBlanc, a Meeker High School graduate and currently a senior at the University of Wyoming, has begun his quest

Wrestlers compete in Paonia camp

MEEKER I The Meeker wrestling team has a new head coach and last week he took eight of his wrestlers to Paonia for a team tournament.

MHS wrestling banquet…

phmkwrestling banquet

The Meeker High School wrestling team enjoyed their banquet on Thursday, April 28, at Kilowatt Korner.

Bound for NCAA finals …

phmkjoe leblanc I

Former Meeker High School graduate Joe LeBlanc, wrestling for the University of Wyoming, finished second in the NCAA West Regional tournament held at the United State Air Force Academy last Sunday.

Two qualify for state

Meeker sophomore JR Crawford wrestled Paonia's Morgan Rieder in the championship match of the 189-pound bracket. Crawford qualified with a second place finish.

MEEKER I Freshman J.C. Henderson and sophomore JR Crawford will be the only Cowboys to wrestle in the 2011 Colorado State Wrestling Championships, which start today in the Pepsi Center in Denver. Eight Cowboys competed in the regional tourney and although six placed in the top six, only two finished in the qualifying top four.

MHS ends season in Moffat County

Meeker junior Justin Hardy works to turn his Moffat County opponent last Thursday in Craig. Hardy will try to qualify for the state tournament for a second time this weekend in the 171-pound bracket as the No. 5 seed. The top four wrestlers in each weight qualify for the state tournament. The first round of the regional tournament will start at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team ended its regular season in Craig last Thursday and although Meeker lost the dual (27-54) to Moffat County, they won the same number of matches wrestled as the 4A Bulldogs.