June 25, 2012
The Moffat County Youth Wrestling team and coaches pose for a picture. The team had its first season ever this spring and had 78 members sign up. Its coaches are made up of former Moffat County High School wrestlers. The team is pictured with the coaches, top row from left, Steve Durbin, Jeremiah Noland, Mark Voloshin, co-founder Chad Lawton, Chad Marshall, Neil Call, Anton Fredrickson, co-founder Mark Zimmerman and Phil Vallem. Coaches not pictured are Clint Haskins, Kurtis Kostur, Greg Hixson, Kip Hafey and Travis Linscum.
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Wrestling is making a comeback in Moffat County. MCHS had dominant wrestling individuals and programs in the past, but has fallen from its championship form in recent years. Mark Zimmerman, 44, of Craig, partnered with Chad Lawton to form the Moffat County Youth Wrestling team during the spring with the vision of creating a new generation of strong wrestlers in the area. Zimmerman, a member of Moffat County High School’s state champion wrestling team in 1985, felt it was important to get more youths involved and interested in wrestling, and he and Lawton believed they had a good idea for doing so.