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DCSD wrestlers claim 4 state championships

Castle View’s Malik Heinselman, Mountain Vista’s Trent Schultz & Ponderosa’s Cohl Schultz defend titles

DENVER – In front of a massive crowd of more than 10,000 cheering fans at the Pepsi Center, Douglas County School District wrestlers stood out. They won four 5A state titles during the meet on February 17-18, 2017.

Castle View High School Junior Malik Heinselman defended his 106 lb. Division title, defeating Dawson Collins of Grand Junction.

His teammate, Castle View Junior Tate Samuelson was able to win his first state title by defeating Nolan Krone of Pomona.

Finally, brothers, Trent and Cohl Schultz were both able to hold off competitors from Cherokee Trail to defend their state titles.

Mountain Vista senior Trent Schultz beat Zeke Silva in the 195 lb. Division and Ponderosa sophomore Cohl Schultz defeated Max Gonzales in the 220 lb. division.

Congratulations to all of the DCSD wrestlers who placed at the meet.

5A Wrestling State Championships
DCSD Top Finishers

106 lb. Division
1st Place - Malik Heinselman of Castle View

113 lb. Division
3rd Place - Adrian Marquez of Castle View

126 lb. Division
6th Place - Preston Weaver of Mountain Vista

145 lb. Division
2nd Place - Parker Benekas of Ponderosa

170 lb. Division
1st Place - Tate Samuelson of Castle View

182 lb. Division
2nd Place - Jayden Woodruff of Ponderosa
5th Place - Jack Huber of Thunder Ridge

195 lb. Division
1st Place - Trent Schultz of Mountain Vista

220 lb. Division
1st Place - Cohl Schultz of Ponderosa
6th Place - Micah Smith of Douglas County

5A Wrestling State Championships
DCSD Top Teams

5th Place – Castle View

February 19, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.