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Craig Middle School wrestles its way to Western Slope championship

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The wrestlers of Craig Middle School celebrate following their team win at the Western Slope Championship Saturday in Meeker. In addition to the squad's overall victory, five Bulldogs placed first at the event: Dagan White, Phoenix Harris, Daniel Caddy, Jefferson Piatt and Drake Doherty.

The season is far from over for the wrestlers of Craig Middle School.

The Bulldogs claimed a title as the best of twelve schools in the area at the Western Slope Championship Saturday in Meeker.

The first place win as a group included five individuals rising to the top in their weight classes — Dagan White, Phoenix Harris, Daniel Caddy, Jefferson Piatt and Drake Doherty.

White, Harris and Piatt each also won the champion at the March 14 district tournament in Oak Creek. White and Piatt have yet to lose a match this season, 17-0 and 16-0, respectively, with White taking five straight pins and Piatt four during the day.

CMS athletes taking second in their class included Joe Neal, Tyler Fortune and Victor Silva. Logan Montgomery, Gregory Hixson and Jared Atkin each placed third, while Kameron Baker and Gregory Spears were both fourth.

Also contributing to the CMS win were Blake Juergens, Colton Terry, David White, Isaiah Herod, Chace Jeffcoat, Sean Byers, Jace Booco, Daniel Cruz, Zachary Patterson and James Christiansen, in a tourney that saw the team accumulate 204 total points, well ahead of second place Grand Valley's 141.5.

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Wrestlers will next attend regionals in Grand Junction to qualify for the state level.

Craig Middle School wrestling Western Slope winners

Athlete, weight class

First place

Dagan White, 70

Phoenix Harris, 80

Daniel Caddy, 90

Jefferson Piatt, 125

Drake Doherty, Heavyweight

Second place

Joe Neal, 80

Tyler Fortune, 85

Victor Silva, 115

Third place

Logan Montgomery, 70

Gregory Hixson, 115

Jared Atkin, 120

Fourth place

Kameron Baker, 100

Gregory Spears, 120

— The team placed first overall.

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