Difference-maker

Former Fruita wrestling coach Jim Stockert,
who died Tuesday, impacted kids on and off the mat

Former Fruita Monument High School wrestling coach Jim Stockert, right, made an impression on all the wrestlers he coached and kids he taught during his career. The 61-year-old Stockert died Tuesday after having a stroke Sunday. “He was the toughest guy to be around,” said Brandon Stockert, one of Jim’s sons.



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Former Fruita Monument High School wrestling coach Jim Stockert, right, made an impression on all the wrestlers he coached and kids he taught during his career. The 61-year-old Stockert died Tuesday after having a stroke Sunday. “He was the toughest guy to be around,” said Brandon Stockert, one of Jim’s sons.

It didn’t matter to Jim Stockert if he was coming off a surgery or had braces on his knees. The man who coached the Fruita Monument High School wrestling program for more than 30 years…




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