Meeker sending eight to state

Multiple generations gathered in the Meeker High School wrestling room to witness the last practice that will ever take place in this facility. The oldest in the room was Gary Stewart, who placed in 1966 and won a title in 1968. The youngest was, Luke Muxlow, son of Jeremy Muxlow, who wrestled for Meeker. Luke wrestled pee wee last year, and his big brother Bow is on the 2020 Cowboys middle school team. Sam Love, who coached in 1976, 1977 and 1978; his stepson Cody Crooks, and his Crooks’ son Trevor represented three generations of family wrestling in the room With the new high school comes a new room for a new era to continue Meeker’s wrestling legacy.

MEEKER I Eight Meeker Cowboy wrestlers are state bound for the 2020 Colorado High School Wrestling Tournament. Fourteen boys entered the regional tournament and 10 placed; as a team the Cowboys ended in fourth place, Paonia and Hotchkiss squeaked ahead in the last couple matches.

“The kids did a good job, improving every week, and they are very prepared for this weekend,” commented head coach JC Watt. “It would have been nice to take a couple more, but we are healthy and ready.”
“It was really great to have the biggest and the loudest cheering section last weekend,” continued Watt. “It was a great following all the way to Montrose.”
The Cowboys are taking three freshmen to the state tournament: Trae Kennedy (106), Connor Blunt (132), and Tanner Musser (220); sophomore Ty Goedert (113); juniors Dax Sheridan (160) and Colby Clatterbaugh (182); and seniors Charles Curry (126) and Ridge Williams (195).
The state tournament begins at the Pepsi Center at 2 p.m. Thursday and finals are Saturday evening.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect that Sam Love coached in 1976-1978, not placed.

By Tiffany Jehorek
Special to the Herald Times