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Meeker head wrestling coach J.C. Watt has been holding practice for middle and high school wrestlers in preparation for upcoming team camps.

2013 State Wrestling Championships

Cowboy sophomore Aaron Cochran defends a takedown attempt in the 126-pound bracket.

Shelton: 1st MHS freshman to win state wrestling title

Twelve wrestlers from Rio Blanco County competed in the 2013 Colorado State Wrestling Championships in the Pepsi Center in Denver and they returned with one state champion and three state placers. Rio Blanco County was best represented in the 160-pound bracket where Rangely senior Colton Coombs earned a sixth place finish and Meeker freshman T.J. Shelton won the gold medal.

MEEKER I The Meeker wrestling program has produced 55 state champions, the fifth most of any Colorado high school. Although they have produced several multiple champions, including three, three-timers and five two-time state champions, Meeker has never had a wrestler win four individual state championships. In order to win four individual state titles, one must […]

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Meeker High School activities director Brett Steinacher, who is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) wrestling committee, shakes hands with Meeker freshman TJ Shelton before presenting him with his gold medal and championship bracket at the 2013 Colorado State Wrestling Championships. Shelton is the first freshman from Meeker High School to […]

MHS qualifies 8 for show

Cowboy senior J.R. Crawford scores back points in a regional tournament match last weekend in Grand Junction. Crawford finished third in the 170-pound bracket and qualified for the state wrestling tournament for a second time. Crawford and seven teammates will compete in the Colorado State Wrestling Championships, which starts today in the Pepsi Center at 3 p.m.

MEEKER I “We keep improving,” Meeker head wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of his team’s performance at last weekend’s Region 1, state-qualifying tournament. “Everybody wrestled well, to the kid.”

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Rio Blanco County will be represented by 12 wrestlers, including the county’s only regional champion, T.J. Shelton, in the Colorado State Wrestling Championship which starts today in the Pepsi Center in Denver. Shelton will be joined by seven other Meeker teammates and Rangely will send four wrestlers to compete in the “Big Show.”

Cowboys prepared for regional tournament

Cowboy freshman Devon Pontine uses a bar arm to turn his Glenwood Springs opponent last Saturday. Pontine pinned all four of his opponents and will enter this weekend’s regional state-qualifying tournament as the No. 3 seeded wrestler in the 152-pound bracket.

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team was humbled last Friday in Paonia when the No. 1 ranked defending state champion Paonia Eagles skunked the Cowboys in a dual meet.

Cowboys win three of four duals over weekend

The Meeker Cowboy wrestling team lined up before a dual meet last Friday against Moffat County. They won that meet and will host Rangely, Battle Mountain, Basalt, Hayden and Soroco this Saturday starting at noon. Dual meets will be wrestled on two mats and each team will wrestle five duals in the final action before the state-qualifying regional tournament Feb. 15 and 16 at Grand Junction High School.

MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team defeated Moffat County in its first home dual of the season last Friday, then won two of three duals in Coal Ridge Saturday last.

Cowboys place 7 in Paonia

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboy varsity wrestling team beat the Grand Valley Cardinals 42-22 in a dual meet last Thursday before wrestling in the competitive Screaming Eagle tournament in Paonia last Saturday, where they placed seven wrestlers in the top four.

Cowboys win RHS Invite

The Meeker Cowboy wrestling team won its third tournament in a row last Saturday in Rangely and will be tested this Saturday in Paonia.

MEEKER I For the third time in as many tournaments, the Meeker High School wrestling team won the team title last Saturday, where they dominated the competition, winning by more than 75 points.

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.