Sports Briefs for Jan. 23, 2012: Bad Dogs deliver across wrestling disciplines

The Bad Dogs youth wrestling team attended the Border Wars wrestling tournament last weekend in Cheyenne, Wyo., and came away with two Border War Champions to brag about.

The Border Wars featured tournaments in three different styles of wrestling—folkstyle (the type seen at high and college competitions), as well as the two types of wrestling seen at the Olympics: freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Without much practice in either freestyle or Greco-Roman, Bad Dogs wrestlers attended clinics from Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestlers to get a crash course in the differing styles.

The clinics paid off for the Bad Dogs, who had two wrestlers come home with the title of Border War Champion, given to a wrestler who won his or her division in all three wrestling disciplines. Mikinzie Klimper, 14, and Luke Pleasant, 10, were two of just seven wrestlers to receive the top honor.

Klimper won the 14 and under 124-130 lbs. division, while Pleasant took the 10 and under 66-68 lbs. class.

The Border War Champions were not the only good results for the Bad Dogs, however. Other wrestlers posted top-4 finishes in all three disciplines as follows.

Folkstyle: Mikinzie Klimper first, Luke Pleasant first, Dagan White first, Jeffery Cole third, Christopher Moschetti fourth, Daniel Caddy fourth.

Greco-Roman: Mikinzie Klimper first, Luke Pleasant first, Daniel Caddy second, Dagan White second.

Freestyle: Mikinzie Klimper first, Luke Pleasant first, Daniel Caddy second, Dagan White second, Cody Pleasant fourth

The Bad Dogs head to the Utah Nationals Beehive Brawl this weekend in Richfield, Utah.

Concussion education to be in Craig Thursday

Moffat County School District will be screening a movie and have a speaker this week on the subject of concussions in sports.

The film “Head Games” will be shown starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Craig Middle School. An examination of the concussion issues in sports today, “Head Games” features personal accounts from athletes of all levels about dealing with concussions, while also presenting the latest science on head trauma.

The film is about 90 minutes long, and will be followed by question/answer session with Dr. Karen McAvoy, Psy.D, Director of the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

McAvoy will facilitate discussion on the topic until 8 p.m., and will give a presentation from 9-11 a.m. Friday at The Memorial Hospital. For more information about either event, call 826-6294.

Spring Volleyball registration open through early February

Craig Parks and Recreation has open registration for spring coed volleyball.

Rec volleyball will have a competitive league for players looking to see tougher opponents and a semi-competitive league for more casual participants. The competitive league will play Monday nights, while semi-competitive will be on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Registration for each team is $125, as well as a $10 fee for each player.

The Deadline to register is Feb. 6. For more information, call 826-2004.

Youth Wrestling team season approaching

The Moffat County Youth Wrestling team has set its registration date for Jan. 30.

The wrestling team, for boys and girls ages 4-12, is a more casual approach to wrestling for children interested in the sport. Registration for the season, which begins in March, will be Jan. 30 at Craig City Hall in the Council Chambers.

The season will feature seven tournaments according to coach Mark Zimmerman, and will go through the end of April. Boys and girls of all experience levels are invited to come learn about the sport, and may attend as many or few tournaments as they are comfortable attending.

For more information, call Zimmerman at 629-0130.

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