Sports briefs for May 19: Bad Dogs earn 1st-place honors in final tourney |

Sports briefs for May 19: Bad Dogs earn 1st-place honors in final tourney

The Bad Dogs Wrestling program finished the 2012 wrestling season May 5 at the Parachute Grappler in Parachute.

Members of the Bad Dogs and Moffat County Youth Wrestling competed against teams from Hayden, Rifle, Rangely, Meeker and more in the league championship event for the Northwest Colorado Wrestling League.

The Bad Dogs crowned six league champions: Colton Burke, Tyler Fortune, Luke Pleasant, Dagan White, Mikinzie Klimper, and Colton Jones, who wrestled in the team’s Pee Wee program.

“Colton really came a long way because in the first tournament, he didn’t win anything and then to turn it around like that is just great,” said Rodney Klimper, the program’s spokesman. “It’s just the culmination of a really good season. We saw a lot of improvement from everyone.”

The team will host an awards banquet at 6 p.m. today at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., to honor all the hard work of the athletes over the season.

Bad Dogs top finishers

(Name — age — tournament finish — Season record — Pins)

Garrett Anson — 6 — 2nd — 13-4 — 5

Colton Burke — 7 — 1st — 12-3 — 4

Anthony Duran — 7 — 3rd — 7-1 — 4

Noah Duran — 5 — 3rd — 6-2 — 3

Tyler Fortune — 10 — 1st — 14-3 — 10

Luke Guire — 6 — 3rd — 5-12 — 0

Colton Jones — 8 — 1st — 8-6 — 1

Blake Jurgens — 9 — 3rd — 6-2 — 1

Mikinzie Klimper — 12 — 1st — 17-0 — 10

Kaeden Martinez — 4 — 2nd — 9-6 — 1

Dennis Piatt — 6 — 4th — 5-11 — 1

Luke Pleasant — 9 — 1st — 17-1 — 6

Roper Schell — 4 — 2nd — 7-4 — 2

Brendon Wait — 6 — 2nd — 9-10 — 2

Dagan White — 9 — 1st — 13-2 — 2

Steamboat gun group offering shooting seminar

The Routt County Rifle Club will host a free event for those looking to learn the proper techniques of gun usage — “First Shots: An Introduction to Shooting.”

The class is meant purely for beginners and is open to families and friends interested in rifle shooting. Approved by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the curriculum focuses on safety, ownership requirements and hands-on instruction.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. today at the club’s building at 28610 U.S. Highway 40, two miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Participants must register ahead of time.

For more information, contact Rich Holmes at 879-4173 or email

Parks & Recreation offers fly-fishing class

Craig Parks & Recreation will offer instruction in the sport of fly-fishing, in seminars June 5 and 6.

Participants will learn the basics of knot-tying, casting, presentation and the ins and outs of using equipment.

The June 5 class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and the June 6 class from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The class fee is $15 for an instruction manual and flies, and the class is designed for ages 12 and older.

The deadline to register is Wednesday.

For more information, call 826-2029.

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