Tigers continue to progress on mats
KREMMLING – Nate Roe has only been a varsity wrestler for a few weeks and he’s already racking up the victories.Roe led the Summit High School wrestling team at Saturday’s Mustang Invite in Kremmling by taking third place in the 160-pound weight class. He was 3-1 on the day.Roe, a sophomore who played football for the Tigers this fall, has helped bolster the squad along with a handful of other solid recruits.”The inexperienced kids are putting in a lot of effort,” Tigers coach Jim Melvin said. “It’s really good to see.”Freshman Will McDonald had a strong outing for SHS, taking fourth place in the 103-pound class with a record of 3-2.”Will went from one move to the next,” Melvin said. “I lot of kids just stick to one thing, but he’s not like that. He’s methodical and it worked to his advantage (on Saturday).”Sam Netherton also contributed to Summit’s cause by winning a match in the 135-pound tournament. He finished 1-2.Other Tigers who sweated it out on the mat, but couldn’t claim a victory included Ian Quandt (119 pounds), Trevor Barton (171) and Chris Dutt (189).Melvin, who seems pleased with his team’s progress thus far, said the Tigers mustered just one victory at the same event (hosted by West Grand High) last year.Summit will practice this week, but not compete again until Jan. 5 when they travel to Eagle Valley.Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634.
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