March 28, 2011
TJ Shelton, a Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestler, poses with his awards in his home in Meeker. Shelton won the Tri-State belt March 12 in Arizona and the Triple Crown and Golden Gear on March 20 in Denver.
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As the 122-pound championship match started March 20 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, every wrestler on the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling program surrounded the mat. TJ Shelton was one win away from completing a season-long goal. The first period ended at 0-0. The second had the same result.