Tim Yount released the first On the Mat high school wrestling rankings on Friday, and two local teams and 27 local individuals were mentioned.
Defending Class 2A state champion Rocky Ford High School is the top-ranked team in the classification and Fowler is ranked seventh.
Following Rocky Ford are Cedaredge, Paonia, Wray, John Mall, Sedgwick County/Fleming, Fowler, Hotchkiss, Burlington, Soroco, Limon, Highland, and Holly.
Lamar and Buena Vista are the only Tri-Peaks League teams in the Class 3A rankings; the Savages are fifth and the Demons are 10th.
Eaton is ranked first, followed by Valley, Alamosa, Sheridan, Lamar, Centauri, Weld Central, Pagosa Springs, Moffat County, Buena Vista, Brush, Steamboat Springs, and Platte Valley.
La Junta High School ihas four individuals in the Class 3A rankings. Heading the list is returning state placer Isaiah Gamez, who is third at 126 pounds.
Also in the rankings are Mitchell Peabody, who is seventh at 195, Noah Barrett, who is 13th at 132, and Brandon Nelson, who is 15th at 120.
Rocky Ford has eight ranked individuals including four who are at the top of their classifications.
Top-ranked Meloneers include Greg Garcia (285), Dillon Jaramillo (120), Santino Mendoza (132), and Diego Reyes (170). Jaramillo is a returning state champion, however, he is out until January because of an injury.
The remaining ranked Rocky wrestlers are Carlos Romo, who is third at 145, Michael Maldonado, who is seventh at 113, Jesse Tapia, who is seventh at 182, and Joziah Maestas, who is 14th at 120.
Swink has two ranked wrestlers in Adam Nolte, who is third at 126, and Justin Tucker, who is seventh at 285.
Six Fowler wrestlers are in the rankings and the Grizzlies are led by Seth McFall, who is first at 106 pounds.
Other ranked Grizzlies include Dahlton McGhee, who is second at 170, Tyson Martinez, who is fifth at 182, Dylan Palomino, who is sixth at 145, Seth Damgaard, who is seventh at 195, and Chantz Lange, who is seventh at 160.
Crowley County has four wrestlers in the standings. The list includes Jared Bauer, who is fourth at 152, Cannon Buford, who is sixth at 220, Adam Schultz, who is eighth at 160, and Ryan Rivera, who is ninth at 138.
The County Line Rivals have three ranked wrestlers from McClave. Ken Cox is ranked first at 195, Jace Bauer is fifth at 220, and Dawson Roesch is sixth at 170.
Las Animas High School currently has no wrestlers in the rankings.