Tim Yount released his first On the Mat high school wrestling rankings, and 24 individuals from across the valley were recognized.

Class 3A

Only two schools from the Tri-Peaks League are in the the team rankings. Lamar is ranked sixth and Salida is 13th.

Alamosa is the top-ranked team, followed by Jefferson, Pagosa Springs, Eaton, Brush, Lamar, Eagle Valley, Berthoud, Woodland Park and Sterling.

La Junta

La Junta High School had three wrestlers ranked in their respective weight classes.

Leading the Tigers is defending state champion Isaiah Gamez, who is first at 120 pounds.

The other ranked La Junta wrestlers are Noah Barrett, who is ninth and 132 and Mitchell Peabody, who is ninth at 195.

Class 2A

Four local teams are among the team rankings. Rocky Ford is ranked fourth, the County Line Rivals are eighth, Swink is 15th and Crowley County is 16th.

Wray is ranked first, followed by Cedaredge, Paonia, Rocky Ford, Highland, Centauri, John Mall, County Line, Trinidad and Holly.

Here are the local Class 2A individuals who have been recognized.

Rocky Ford

The Meloneers have seven wrestlers in the rankings and they are led by Joziah Maestas, who is second at 132 pounds.

Other ranked Rocky athletes are Isiah Garcia, who is third at 160, Dillon Jaramillo, who is third at 120, Jesse Tapia, who is fourth at 182, Simon Apodaca, who is sixth at 285, Santino Mendoza, who is eighth at 138 and Michael Maldonado, who is 10th at 113.


Swink has four wrestlers ranked in their weight divisions.

The ranked Lions include Adam Nolte, who is second at 126, Kaleb Fisher, who is fourth at 138, Michael Romero, who is seventh at 113 and Matthew Mendoza, who is 11th at 145.


Fowler has three ranked wrestlers and it is led by defending state champion Seth McFall, who is fourth at 113.

The remaining ranked Grizzlies include Dylan Palomino, who is seventh at 152 and Fernando Salazar, who is seventh at 106.

Crowley County

Crowley County has four performers in the rankings and the Chargers are led by Jared Bauer, who is third at 152 pounds.

Also ranked for Crowley County are Jaden Harris, who is eighth at 145, Adam Schultz, who is eighth at 170 and Tanner Howells, who is ninth at 138.

County Line

The County Line Rivals, a co-op team featuring wrestlers from McClave, Eads and Wiley, had three wrestlers in the rankings.

The Rivals are led by Jayce Bauer, who is the top-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds.

The rest of the ranked County Line Wrestlers are Dawson Roesch, who is third at 182 and A.J. Wilk, who is sixth at 160.

Las Animas

Las Animas has no wrestlers in the rankings.