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DCSD Wrestlers and Swimmers are Strong Competitors at State Meets

Chaparral 12th grader, Dane Drimmer, claimed the 285 lb. bracket to capture the championship match, winning the title by defeating his Pine Creek opponent.  Several other DCSD wrestlers performed with excellence at the state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. 

2nd place at 106 lbs.-Hunter Matney-Ponderosa High School

5th place at 152 lbs.-Dawson Cranmer-Chaparral High School

2nd place at 160 lbs.-Robert Gambrell –Douglas County High School

3rd place at 160 lbs.-Tyler Turco-Ponderosa High School

5th place at 170 lbs.-Tanner Olson-Ponderosa High School

2nd place at 182 lbs.-Trenton Schultz-Mountain Vista High School

2nd place at 195 lbs.-Matthew Stanley-ThunderRidge High School


The Girls State Swim Meet at Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins was the center of competition on February 13th and 14th.  The meet produced three champions from DCSD.

Annie Ochitwa, an outstanding swimmer from ThunderRidge, won two events:

Women 50 Yard Free-22.86 seconds
Women 100 Yard Free-49.60 seconds

An excellent swimmer from Rock Canyon, Abigail Kochevar, wonthe Women 100 Yard Back in 54.17 seconds.

ThunderRidge placed second in the Women’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, bolstered by great performances by Patricia Van Law, Mason Dahman, Annie Ochitwa and Elizabeth Kneip.  The same four swimmers finished third in the Women’s 100 yard Free Relay.  The ThunderRidge women finished 5th in the team rankings.

Patricia Van Law finished 2nd in the Women’s 100 Yard Back and she finished 5th in the Women’s 100 Yard Fly.

Mason Dahman finished 5th in the Women’s 100 Yard Breast.

February 26, 2015 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.