A quick look at the latest wrestling rankings from Tim Yount's On the Mat Rankings shows Hotchkiss in the number five spot in 2A, with Paonia listed sixth. Meeker is third while Norwood/Nucla is fourth.
In Class 3A, Olathe is sixth and Delta is listed ninth.
Several individuals in the county are ranked in the top 10 by On the Mat Rankings.
Beginning in Class 2A, at 106, Sergio Campos-Hotchkiss is third; at 113, Colton Cordova-Hotchkiss is sixth, Alex McCracken-Cedaredge is ninth; at 120, Gabe Ferguson-Paonia is eighth, Blake Nation-Cedaredge is 11th, Chris Lovato-Hotchkiss is 12th; at 126, Colton Hall-Hotchkiss is fourth; at 132, Sacket Chesnik-Paonia is eighth; at 138, Clay Campbell-Paonia is eighth; at 145, Bo Pipher-Paonia is first; at 152, Austin Todd-Hotchkiss is sixth; at 160, Wade Katzdorn-Hotchkiss is third; at 170, Zach Anderson-Cedaredge is fourth, Kale Litzelman-Hotchkiss is fifth; at 182, Jaden Miller-Paonia is eighth; at 195, Tre' LaBossiere-Cedaredge is fourth; at 220, Trevor Smith-Paonia is third; at 285, Conner Collins-Hotchkiss is sixth and Mario Madaleno-Cedaredge is eighth.
In Class 3A, Delta's Panthers are represented in the following weights; 106, Luke Anderson, first; 170, Kory Mills, first; 220, Livan Santander, eighth; and 285, Logan Church is fifth. Delta's Drake Horn is just outside the top 10 with his number 11 listing at 138.
The Panthers are in Vernal this weekend for two days of action. Cedaredge travels to Paonia on Friday, with the Bruins and Eagles at Montrose on Saturday. Hotchkiss is at Grand Valley Saturday.
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.