Western Women’s Basketball — The Western Colorado University women's basketball team secured a home game for the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) tournament and the No. 2 seed after picking up two victories on the road this past weekend.
The Gunnison High School (GHS) wrestling team competed at the 2020 Colorado High School Activities Association State Championships this past weekend. GHS won three matches, which is better in comparison to last season, when they won two matches. Jared Van Hee, Bryce Vincent, Zeb Alexander and Devin Gomez qualified for state this season, with Alexander and Gomez going the farthest for GHS. Alexander won his first match over Caden Measner by a 7-1 decision, before suffering a fall and decision lost in the quarterfinal and consolation round two match. Gomez had a little bit more success, winning his first match over Jermiah Martinez from La Junta by fall (3:25), before suffering his first loss in the quarterfinal match. Gomez responded in the consolation round two match, battling for a 6-5 decision victory, yet fell in the consolation round three match ending his state run. Pictured here, Gomez waits for the right moment to shoot for the takedown against an opposing wrestler at state.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates and inspires women and girls to get moving, push past their limits in sports and life. On Saturday, Western Colorado University hosted their third annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day events, a scene from which is pictured. Following the free sports clinic, all participants received a healthy meal, T-shirt and ticket to the Western basketball games against Colorado Christian University. Brandon Warr
GHS Wrestling — The Gunnison High School (GHS) wrestling team duplicated the success they had last season at the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) 3A Region One tournament on Saturday at the Montrose Event Center — finishing ninth as a team, out of 14, while qualifying four wrestlers for state.
On Friday the Western women’s basketball team got redemption against Dixie State University, reversing a 68-54 loss earlier in the season with a convincing 61-49 win in Paul Wright Gym. They followed that up with another impressive win over Westminster, 66-57, equaling the program record for RMAC wins in a season (13). The team now sits tied for second place in conference and hosts its annual Cancer Awareness Pink Night this Friday against Regis at 5:30 p.m. Seen here is Samantha Coleman pulling up for a 3-point attempt.