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