Grade school grapplers get busy

Steamboat kids post wins at invitational


— Last weekend more than 300 young wrestlers from around the region came to Steamboat Springs to compete in the sixth annual Peewee Mountain Invitational tournament.

"It's a lot of fun to watch these young wrestlers compete for championships," Atkinson said. "Some day these same wrestlers will be at the Pepsi Center possibly wrestling the same athlete for a high school state championship."

The Steamboat team fared well at the home meet with kindergartner Foster Martin earning a championship at 44 pounds; second-grader John Burrow winning a title at 58 pounds; fourth grader Keith Curry winning at 105 pounds, and sixth-grader Travis Darling taking the honor at 110 pounds. Both Darling and Curry are unbeaten this season.

Other notable finishes included Connor Garrecht (51 pounds) and Hondo Anderson's (57 pounds) second-place finish in the second-grade class.

Fourth-grader Michael Jones was second in the 92-pound division and fifth- grader Teddy Heid was second at 80 pounds.

Sixth-graders Mac Carmon (120 pounds) and Lane Shipley (140 pounds) also pockets silver-medal performances.

Third-place trophies went to kindergartners Will Borrow (40 pounds), Scottie Witcher (45 pounds), Campbell Achison (46 pounds) and Peter Skovgaard (47 pounds).

First-grader Sam Keating (42 pounds), and third-graders Stephen Shenfield (58 pounds) and Dalton Romick (62 pounds) also placed third at the meet. Colton Wheeler also had a solid showing, taking third in the 112- pound division for sixth-graders.

The young wrestlers season will came to an end this week with a dual meet in North Park and the Soroco Tournament.


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