MEEKER | Middle school Cowboy wrestling opened this week in a tri with Hayden and Craig on Tuesday followed by the Gypsum Creek Middle School Tournament in Gypsum, Colo., on Saturday. Coaching this year are head coach Todd Morris, assistant coach Kurt Blunt and volunteers Steve Gianinetti and Chris Selle. There are 30 kids out and three managers.
“We beat Craig Tuesday 72-46; it was the first time in a few years the kids wrestled well,” Morris said. “We also beat Hayden 54-46; Hayden has a tough group of lightweight kids, it was our first matches of the year so we did not wrestle as well as we did against Craig.”
The Gypsum tournament has 13 teams competing. The Cowboys pinned 51 opponents and scored 321 points to take home a team first place, 107 points higher than second place, and saw “big improvements from Tuesday” according to Morris.
Placing were Reed Goedert (70) first, Dayton Ridgeway (75) fourth, Adriana Price (80) second, Zander Saunders (95) third, Casey Brink (100) third, Kaden Franklin (110) third, Damen Mayberry (105) fourth, Connor Blunt (125) first, Brendan Clatterbaugh (135) first, Elijah LeBlanc (140) first, Dagon Dade (145) first, Chase Callahan (155) first, Judd Harvey (165) first, and Tanner Musser (heavyweight) first.
The team has another dual Thursday in New Castle and then a tournament Saturday at Soroco.
By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times