Bad Dogs tamed in Denver



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Moffat County Bad Dogs wrestler Mikey Bingham competes Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Nationals - Who's bad? wrestling tournament in Denver.


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Lane Gonzales competes in the 10-and-younger, 77-pound weight class Saturday in the Western Stock Show Complex in Denver.


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Bad Dogs wrestler Mikinzie Klimper works over her opponent Saturday during the Rocky Mountain Nationals youth wrestling tournament.


Bad Dog wrestling

Rocky Mountain Nationals - Who's Bad? tournament.

Jan. 3, National Western Stock Show Complex, Denver

Wrestler: Record, Pins, Place

Devon Pontine: 3-1, 2, 2

Deven Mosman: 3-2, 2, 4

Mikey Bingham: 2-2, 2, 4

Thomas Baker: 2-2, 2, 6

Monty Boeckman: 1-2, -, -

Charlie Griffiths: 3-2, -, 4

Isiac Roop: 1-2, 1, -

Trenton Shelton: 1-2, 1, -

Devlyn Mosman: 0-2, -, -

Kaden Hafey: 0-2, -, -

Lane Gonzales: 0-2, -, -

Mikinzie Klimper: 1-2, -, -

Ashlee Griffiths: 1-2, -, -

Shandon Hadley: 1-2, -, -

Jake Bingham: 0-1, -, -

— The Moffat County Bad Dogs youth wrestling team ran into some tough competition Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Nationals - Who's Bad? wrestling tournament in Denver.

The Bad Dogs were joined in the Western Stock Show Complex by nearly 2,000 wrestlers representing 213 teams in the one-day event.

Moffat County didn't claim any individual titles, but the team produced five grapplers finishing in the top six.

Devon Pontine led the way, finishing second in the 10-and-younger, 100-pound weight class.

Moffat County High School sophomore Charlie Griffiths (18-and-younger, 130 pounds) joined Mikey Bingham (10-and-younger, 85 pounds) and Deven Mosman (10-and-younger, 100 pounds) in earning a fourth-place finish.

Thomas Baker (10-and-younger, 57 pounds) finished sixth.

Two wrestlers with ties to Craig also competed in the event.

Brice Boling - a former MCHS wrestler - finished second at 133 pounds with a 3-1 record, losing only to former Bad Dog grappler Grant Hobbs.

Hobbs (4-0) took home the 133-pound title.

Despite the lack of individual titles, Moffat County finished the meet with the third-highest pin total (10) of any team at the event.

The Bad Dogs continue Western Slope Wrestling League action Jan. 17 in Fruita.


Jake Bingham had to retire from the tournament after suffering an injury in his first match.


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