Creede’s new wrestling team hits tournaments
CREEDE — The new wrestling team at the Creede School District has hit the mat and is rolling forward in area tournaments for the last several weeks. Coaches Ty Ferguson and Joe Baker have made a name for themselves and their team in just a few short weeks as the newly recognized athletes joined forces with the Creede School District and are working to ensure the success of the team in the future.
Athletes with the team have attended two local tournaments so far in Alamosa and Salida and have placed in several areas of the sport. Just this past weekend the Creede Wrestling team loaded up and headed to Salida to compete in the most recent tournament and came home with medals in each category they qualified for including both first and second place.
In Alamosa’s tournament at the end of February, Ebin Baker took first in his category, Levi Brittain was awarded first place, Clay Ferguson also took first, Bradlee Baker took fifth and Levi Evans came in third.
On Saturday, March 11, Creede wrestlers went up against Salida and took home four medals. Ebin Baker, placed first, Clay Ferguson placed second, Bryson Evans placed fifth and Levi Evans placed second.
According to Ferguson, the team is doing exceptionally well and has been enjoying their new opportunity to practice at the school. Ferguson and Baker are working on getting the team matching uniforms with funding that was raised prior to becoming a designated Creede athletic team.
In addition to the new uniforms, the coaches are also working with the school to build a new wrestling room into the existing building.
One of the things that are consistently said when speaking to Baker or Ferguson is that the community and school district have been key players in ensuring that these athletes, ranging in categories by weight and age, are getting the support they deserve.
“We just can’t be more appreciative for the support from both the school and the community,” said Ferguson.