MCWC hosts tournament

MEEKER I The Meeker Community Wrestling Club’s youth team will host the Casey Turner Memorial Tournament on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. More than 60 wrestlers are out for the team this season; more than 35 wrestled in Rifle and most are expected to wrestle in Meeker on Saturday.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker a welcoming town

Dear Editor: A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of doing a book signing at Wendll’s Wondrous Things, and it was an enlightening experience. Wendy and Bobby Gutierrez were exception

LeBlanc clinic…

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Former three-time Colorado state champion and four-time Division I All-American Joe LeBlanc demonstrates a “cheap tilt” on defending state champ T.J. Shelton during a free clinic he gave in Meeker on Monday.

LeBlanc offers free wrestling camp

MEEKER I Joe LeBlanc will be in Meeker on Monday to host his “Live to Dominate” wrestling camp at Meeker Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wrestler, author in Meeker on Friday

MEEKER I Author Ray Coca will be in Meeker on Friday for a signing of his published book “Elite U.S. Dream … A Wrestling Story.”

Meeker places three in RM Nationals

MEEKER I “The off-season is when you learn the most,” said wrestling coach Barny LeBlanc when nine members of the high school wrestling team asked him to coach them in the Rocky Mountain National tournament in Denver on March 16 and 17.

Wrestling camp in Craig July 28

RBC | Two time all-American wrestler Tanner Linsacum will present a wrestling camp for students in first through 12th grades on July 28 at Moffat County High School.

Wrestlers host successful OHV poker run

Forty riders participated in the first annual OHV Poker Run, sponsored by the Meeker High School wrestling team.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School wrestling team hosted the first annual OHV poker run fundraiser Sunday last.

LeBlanc holds clinic in Meeker

(Above) Four-time NCAA Division I All-American Joe LeBlanc (top left) and former University of Wyoming teammate Brandan Richardson (top right) held a clinic for more than 30 wrestlers from Meeker and Rangely last Thursday in Meeker’s wrestling room. (Bottom right) LeBlanc and Meeker head coach J.C. Watt watch as wrestlers practice LeBlanc’s technique.

MEEKER I Four-time All-American Joe LeBlanc held a wrestling clinic in Meeker on his birthday Thursday before Meeker High School wrestlers participated in the Paonia team camp last weekend.

LeBlanc earns nod from NWCA

MEEKER I After a successful season on the mat, two University of Wyoming wrestlers were honored for their work in the classroom. Senior Joe LeBlanc and junior Alfonso Hernandez were named to the 2012 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Individual Team. They are part of a list which totals 87 student-athletes, five NCAA champions, three […]

LeBlanc finishes as four-time All-American

LeBlanc scores back points in a must-win match, which he did 13-6, against Dallago of Illinois, to become a four-time All-American

MEEKER I The final tournament of the year didn’t end the way Joe LeBlanc or his teammates wanted, but in wrestling it’s hard to keep a good wrestler down. LeBlanc and five of his University of Wyoming teammates competed in the NCAA 2012 Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Mo., last weekend. They finished […]

LeBlanc finishes runner up

MEEKER I Dubbed ‘the toughest tournament in the United States,’ the Reno Tournament of Champions gave University of Wyoming Cowboy wrestler Joe LeBlanc his first loss of his senior season.