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Area Sports Briefs

The Glenwood Springs Middle School wrestlers participated in their first meet of the season at Gypsum Creek Middle School last weekend.

The GSMS team, comprised of approximately 30 seventh- and eighth-graders, finished fourth in team points.

Several individual Glenwood wrestlers placed in the tournament.

Joel Ordonez (125 pounds) and Garrett Lowe (155) both won their weight classes.

Collin Bailey and Scott Elmore were third and second, respectively, in the 170-pound weight class. Jonathan Duarte placed second in the heavyweight division.

Brody Kellogg was fourth at 75s. Irvin Pallares was third at 90s. Chris Sarabia finished fourth at 95s, Justin Barham took third at 130s.

GSMS will wrestle next at Rifle Middle School on Saturday.

The Glenwood Springs High School track and field program is holding its annual silent auction fundraiser on March 10.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m. and will be held in the GSHS cafeteria, is on the same night as the Lion’s Club fundraiser basketball game featuring the Harlem Ambassadors.

In addition to the more than 50 items up for bid, pizza will be sold by the slice. The auction will close at the end of halftime of the Harlem Ambassadors’ game.

Rebecca Rusch, three-time reigning 24-Hour Solo mountain biking world champion, is hosting a Carbondale screening of “Race Across The Sky”, the new documentary about one of the most intense endurance mountain bike races of all time, the Leadville Trail 100. The Carbondale screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 at Roaring Fork High School. Tickets will be available before the show and at the door.

There will be a pre-show party, where Rusch will meet with fans. There will be food, drinks and plenty of giveaways from Rusch’s sponsors. The pre-party will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. at Ajax Bike and Sports (571 Highway 133, Carbondale).

Fourteen members of the Sopris Barracudas swim team are heading to the Colorado State Age Group Championships this weekend at the Epic Center in Fort Collins.

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