Sports writer Tamie Meck had an overwhelming response to a previous installment of wrestling trivia and has provided readers with more goodies.
Wrestling coach and state champion Darrel Hafling's book, "Faded Glory: The Colorado High School State Wrestling Tournament 1936 through 1986," includes highlights of state tournaments and all brackets, and shows the transition from an all-class tournament to the system we have today.
Here's a chance to test your knowledge of local school competition in those early state tournaments. All questions are based on the information in Faded Glory.
1. This three-time state champion and four-time state placer for Fowler is the father of a current Delta County wrestling coach.
2. This Delta High School wrestler was a state champion at 98 pounds in 1973 and 1974.
3. This two-time state champion from Paonia (1978-1979) and current assistant coach is the father of a two-time state champion from Paonia seeking his third state title this month.
4. In 1980, this father of a No. 1-ranked Paonia wrestler and team assistant coach upset a No. 1-ranked Rocky Ford wrestler to win the 145-pound bracket by pinfall.
5. In 1972, a new scoring rule was passed by the national rules committee giving a team this if a wrestler defeated an opponent by 10 or more points.
6. From 1936 to 1939, the act of pressing both shoulders of one's opponent to the mat to win the match, known as a pin or pinfall, was known as this.
7. In 1950, this Western Slope team won five championships and scored 44 points to win the state title, ending Denver North's six-year state title run.
8. Who was the first wrestler from Delta High School to place at a state tournament?
9. Which Delta County school — Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss or Paonia — was the first to qualify and send a wrestler to the state tournament?
10. The fewest points to win a state title, 16, was scored by which Western Slope team in 1954?
Answers to these questions may be found on page B8 in today's paper.blog comments powered by Disqus