The Delta Panthers were the only team to go undefeated Saturday at the annual Rifle Duals. The Panthers defeated Rifle in two separate duals, 66-6 and 42-36.
At 195, Guage Lockhart was 5-0 on the day with wins over Steamboat Springs, Basalt and Rifle. Lockhart also won by forfeit against Grand Valley.
Due to no forfeits, Jeffery Griffith (152) was the only Panther to wrestle in all five duals. Griffith won four matches by fall, and lost a fifth match by pin to fourth-ranked Brian De la Rosa of Rifle.
Heavyweight Logan Church won by technical fall over wrestlers from Basalt and Grand Valley.
Church, who remains undefeated for the season, also won three matches by forfeit.
Koby Keller (182) and Alonso Saenz (106) were 2-0 for the day. Ayden Tucker (126) and Colby Wilson (132) were 2-2.
At 120, Ben Koch was 3-1 for the day. His sole loss was by a 6-5 decision to No. 1 ranked A.J. Serna of Grand Valley.
Saturday's win marks the fifth straight year Delta has won the Rumble in the Rockies.
The Panthers dual Montrose at Montrose at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Eaton. Delta competes Saturday at the Valley Viking Invitational at Valley High School in Gilcrest.
The Valley tournament marks the end of regulation matches for the Panthers, whose next competition will be the Class 3A Region 1 tournament, Feb. 9-10, at Alamosa High School.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.