Meeker sophomore T.J. Shelton stands atop the podium after receiving the gold medal in the 2A, 170-pound championship bracket. Shelton dominated his weight bracket for the second year in a row. All four qualifiers from the Region 1 tournament earned medals, including Shelton, the champion; the consolation champ; and the fourth- and sixth-place finishers.
MEEKER I “We’re improving,” Meeker’s head wrestling coach, J.C. Watt, said about his team’s performance at the state-qualifying Region 1 tournament last weekend in Grand Junction.
Wrestling for the Cowboy Wrestling Club, Joe LeBlanc, a Meeker High School graduate and four-time All-American for the University of Wyoming, qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22.