Local athletes return to the mat, pool
High school wrestling and swimming resume this weekend for several local teams.
Central is wrestling today and Saturday in the Colfax Smackdown hosted by Denver East. The Warriors will wrestle five duals beginning at 5 p.m. today. Jacob Rubalcaba will wrestle after missing three weeks with an ankle injury.
Fruita Monument was scheduled to wrestle Saturday in the Pueblo South Invitational, but the meet was moved to Jan. 12. The Wildcats instead will wrestle Saturday in a dual tournament in Orem, Utah. Fruita will get five duals and could possibly see a state-ranked program in Pleasant Grove in the finals.
The Central/Palisade swimming and diving team is competing today in Durango. Grand Junction is swimming Saturday in the Delta Invitational.
High school winter sports teams were allowed to return to practice last Friday.