Photo by Dean Humphrey

Fruita Monument’s Jacob Seely practices a swim move during a recent football practice. Seely is back on the gridiron after taking a year off, his desire to play one final season with his friends trumping any thought of an injury hurting his chances to win an elusive state wrestling title in the winter.

Football reversal

Desire to be with buddies leads trio of wrestling standouts back to the gridiron

Jesse Reed, three-time state wrestling champion, didn’t play football last fall.
Jacob Trujillo, two-time state wrestling champion, didn’t play football last fall or the fall before.
Jacob Seely, two-time state wrestling place-winner, didn’t play football last fall.
Whether it was to focus on wrestling , avoid football injuries or both, three of the Western Slope’s best high school wrestlers decided to forsake a sport they love to focus on a sport they love more.
But all three reversed their thinking. They returned to the gridiron this year.

    Demons overwhelm young GJ soccer team

    Applying on-the-ball pressure and limiting Durango’s offensive possession Saturday morning, the Grand Junction High School boys soccer team held Durango to one goal in the first half.  … more

    Wildcats fall short of upset

    COLORADO SPRINGS — All last week during practice, Fruita Monument High School football coach Sean Mulvey impressed on his players the importance of emotion, something he felt his team had lacked in its first three games, all … more

    Jussel: Now it’s time for Broncos to show up

    Feeling a bit underwhelmed by the Denver Broncos’ first two performances?  … more

    Delta dominates Sailors

    DELTA — First, the Delta High School football team stopped Steamboat Springs’ passing attack, snagging an interception on the opening play Friday night.  … more


sports video

In light of the recent Ray Rice domestic violence video revelations, should NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell resign?

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Subscribe to print edition
Sign in to your account

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy