Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Meeker’s T.J. Shelton holds up four fingers Saturday night after winning his fourth state title with a 16-7 victory over Centauri’s Chris Martin in the Class 2A state tournament at the Pepsi Center. Shelton became the 19th wrestler in Colorado to win four state titles and his win, along with victories by teammates Devon Pontine and Casey Turner, helped the Cowboys win the 2A team title.


Shelton wins fourth state title, helps Meeker claim Class 2A team crown

DENVER — Nice guys can finish first.
One of the nicest guys in high school wrestling, Meeker senior T.J. Shelton, is now a four-time Colorado state wrestling champion. With his win at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, Shelton became No. 19 on the list of Colorado wrestlers to win four state titles.
After his 16-7 victory over Chris Martin of Centauri, Shelton thrust four fingers on each hand into the air and smiled. Then, he went and hugged his mother and sister as they leaned over a railing.

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