There was plenty of wrestling to keep fans happy over the weekend. There were 15 teams listed for competition at the annual Maverick Duals held at Colorado Mesa University last Saturday.
All four Delta County schools competed in the daylong event. Cedaredge had several athletes who finished with undefeated records and a smattering of one-loss wrestlers.
Information received shows Trey Geyer won all five of his matches in the 120-pound division with Sean Dale matching that win total at 126 pounds.
Geyer had falls over Grand Junction (0:09), Moffat County (0:43) and Central (4:23). He also had forfeit wins over Olathe and Meeker opponents.
Dale recorded falls over Grand Junction (1:11), Central (1:04), Olathe (0:47) and Meeker (0:35). Dale scored a 6-1 decision over Meeker in the third round.
Alex McCracken won all three of the matches (dec. over Grand Junction, fall over Olathe and technical fall over Meeker) at 132 and 160-pounder Jered Hulteen finished 4-1 (fall over Grand Junction, decision loss to Central, a forfeit win, decision over Olathe, fall over Meeker).
At 220 pounds, Taj VanderLinde completed his day's work with a 4-1 record (loss by fall to Grand Junction, two forfeit wins, a decision over Olathe and a major decision over Meeker).
Bruins' heavyweight, Derek Sanchez won four of his five bouts (loss to Grand Junction by fall, fall over Central, win by forfeit, fall over Olathe and a win by forfeit).
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.