RANGELY I The Rangely Middle School wrestling team competed in Steamboat Springs on Saturday and returned with several placers, including champion Tytus Coombs.
RANGELY I Coaches are always looking for improvement. That’s why Derek Stolworthy, the Rangely Junior High wrestling coach, couldn’t be happier with his team. “Throughout the course of the season, it was like night and day, from the first practice to the state tournament,” Stolworthy said.
RANGELY I Four Panther wrestlers are headed to state. Rangely Junior High had four placers — including one first-place finisher — at last week’s regional tournament in Fruita, earning them a trip to the state tourney in Denver.
RANGELY I Individually, the Panthers wrestled well, with seven placers at last Saturday’s tournament in Meeker. Team-wise, though, Rangely didn’t have the numbers, which has been the case all season.
RANGELY I They may not have the big numbers, but they can still turn in a big performance. Rangely Junior High’s wrestlers placed third out of 15 in the team scoring at a tournament Saturday at Soroco.
RANGELY I Coaches are always looking for improvement, and Derek Stolworthy liked what he saw. “We did extremely well. We had 10 placers and even though we were among the smallest schools there, we took fourth out of nine teams,” said the Rangely Junior High wrestling coach.
RANGELY I Even though they were missing some of their team members, Rangely Junior High’s wrestling team had some strong individual performances in last weekend’s season-opening tournament at Craig. Ketson Rouse, a sixth-grader, wrestled at 60 and 75 pounds and won twice for the Panthers.