I cover prep sports along with the occasional Colorado Mesa University or community sports events. I’m also a backup page designer/copy editor and a high-volume tweeter (@jmattmeyer).
Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, Colorado Mesa University
I was born in Wheat Ridge, Colo. but grew up in Cody, Wyo.
After spending my formative years in a town with just under 10,000 people, I moved to the “big city” to go to school at what was then Mesa State College.
I was a part-time writer at the Daily Sentinel for a little over two years before officially joining the sports department during the summer of 2013.
I love covering prep sports, and I’m the only reporter in the department that understands mixed martial arts fighting.
I’m a 23-year-old caffeine addict who enjoys snowboarding, reading and marathoning shows on Netflix.
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Home run? Check. … more
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The Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team has plenty of offense this season. … more
The future is bright for Fruita Monument baseball. … more
In Oklahoma, there’s nothing comparable to Colorado National Monument. … more
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So much for hot, dry June days. … more
Four of the five Grand Junction Rockies interns this season are current or former athletes at Colorado Mesa … more
Roberto Ramos spent last year bouncing between the Grand Junction Rockies and Class A short-season Tri-City. With … more
The last time Grand Junction High School took a chance on a young baseball coach who played at Colorado Mesa, it … more