Delta head boys wrestling coach, Clayton Curtis, can take what he learned from last week's CMU Duals and begin piecing together what could become a league title winner.
Expectations remain high following dual competition last week with four Panthers going 5-0 and two others finishing 4-1 in dual competition last Saturday.
The Panthers defeated Durango 54-15 in round one, lost to Grand Junction 54-21 in round two, defeated Grand Valley 59-22 in round three, eased past Hotchkiss 48-36 in round four and defeated Coal Ridge 53-30 in round six.
Freshman Ben Koch (126) won all five of his matches by fall while sophomore Cody Suave (138) had three falls, a decision and a technical fall in the five matches he wrestled.
Senior Drake Horn (160) was also a five-pin winner on the day for the Panthers with senior Logan Church (285) picking up three wins by forfeit and one by fall and one by technical fall.
Senior Brendon Starr won four of his matches by pinfall and his lone loss came by fall in a 4-1 day at CMU. Senior Brandon Harper was also 4-1 on Saturday with his first match of the day a forfeit win over Durango followed by a loss to Grand Junction's stellar athlete Josiah Rider. The remainder of Harper's victories were by fall.
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.