Glenwood Springs Middle School's wrestling team had six placers on its way to finishing ninth in the 15-team Delta Invitational meet this past Saturday.Riley Prough went 4-0 on the day, taking the title at 115 pounds and earning a first-round pin in each victory. Finishing second at 110 pounds was Larry Flores.Earning a third-place finish at 200 pound was Dante Sparraco, earning a pin over Riverside's Francisco Acosta in the consolation final. At 120 pounds, the Cougars had two placers in Jon Vasquez (fifth) and Tristian Howe (sixth). Alan Lopez, at 125 pounds, earned a fifth-place finish in the tournament.The tournament was the last of the season for the Cougars.
The PRO-TKD Martial Arts Center in Carbondale will bring in a world-renowned instructor to teach a Kimoodo Healing Art Seminar from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the site of the center, 1079 Highway 133 in Carbondale.The session will be taught by Grandmaster Joon P. Choi, a ninth-degree black belt in Taekwondo and the founder and president of the Kimoodo & Oriental Martial Arts College in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.According to Master Doug Fuechsel of the Martial Arts Center: "Kimoodo is a holistic healing art that uses the bodies Ki energy merged with the dynamics of Martial Arts. Kimoodo is based on the same principles as Tai Chi and Qigong. The three great powers of Kimoodo - power breathing, power stretching and power mind - harness the 'life energies' to balance the mind, body, spirit and emotions resulting in better quality of life and greater longevity."Cost is $40 for the seminar, which will focus on the above criteria. Advanced registration is required, and limited space is available. The seminar is open to the public.Information: (970) 963-2685.
The Glenwood Defiance Rugby Club, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, will host a "Meet the Coach" session at the Eagle's Club, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs.The session will run from 5-7 p.m. on April 6. The public, as well as people interested in playing for Defiance in the summer, have a chance to meet the team's new coach, Ian "Spudsy" Skilton.Information: team president Scott Archuleta, (970) 306-8856.