Craig Middle School wrestling battles at Braves Invite
Craig Middle School results from Centennial Braves InvitationalWeight class, Wrestler — Placement; meet record
70, Caden Lytle; 1-2
80, Noah Duran — 2nd; 2-1
85, Emmalee Carey; 0-2
85, Colt Call — 1st; 4-0
90, Kaden Hixson — 1st; 4-0
95, Brody Wiser — 2nd; 3-1
95, Klayton Baker; 2-2
95, Trayson Carlson; 1-2
100, Kaleb Duzik; 0-2
105, Tyren Schaefer — 5th; 4-1
110, Osbaldo Quintana; 2-2
110, Stone Balleck; 0-2
110, Keegan Herod — 2nd; 3-1
115, Kannon Gustin; 3-2
115, Aron Alcantar; 0-2
115, Cesar Quezada; 1-2
115, Wade Karo; 1-2
120, Brendon Wait — 4th; 1-2
145, Ian Hafey — 5th; 3-1
155, Billy Lawton — 1st; 4-0
170, Hunter Faulk — 5th; 4-1
170, Blake Hill — 1st; 4-0
A Saturday stretch in Montrose had Craig Middle School wrestlers outside their usual circle of competition and staying strong against some unfamiliar foes.
CMS placed second as a team during the Centennial Braves Invitational, complete with four champions on the day and seven more grapplers ending on the podium.
At the 85-, 90-, 155- and 170-pound classes, respectively, Colt Call, Kaden Hixson, Billy Lawton and Blake Hill each went undefeated to place first in their brackets.
Each 4-0, Call, Hixson, Lawton combined for seven falls altogether, while Hill won every match by pin, three of which came under one minute.
Three of the Bulldogs went to the finals only to take the silver, as Noah Duran (80), Brody Wiser (85) and Keegan Herod (105) all placed second for the weekend.
The tournament’s structure put those defeated in the semifinals directly in the bout for third place, with Brendon Wait taking fourth in the 120 class.
After early losses in the tourney, three CMS athletes made their way to the consolation finals, as Tyren Schaefer (105) and Hunter Faulk (170) went 4-1 and Ian Hafey (145) 3-1 to each end a long day in fifth.
The Bulldogs accumulated 248 points overall, finishing as runner-up among 16 teams, behind only Durango’s Miller Middle School. Adding to the tally with individual wins were Caden Lytle (70), Klayton Baker (95), Trayson Carlson (95), Osbaldo Quintana (110), Kannon Gustin (115), Cesar Quezada (115), and Wade Karo (115).
Craig wrestlers will be back in tournament mode this weekend with the Soroco Invite in Oak Creek, followed by March 14’s East Grand Invite Round Robin in Granby with the regular season wrapping up March 16 during the district tourney in Meeker.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.