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Wrestlers Pull Their Weight at State Competition

The Pepsi Center hosted CHSAA State Wrestling Competition this weekend.  Douglas County School District high school athletes competed with talent and heart, giving wrestling fans a great show. 

Four DCSD high schools are proud to have state champions.

106 lb. State Champion-Malik Heinselman-Castle View-Sophomore

170 lb. State Champion-Dawson Cranmer-Chaparral-Senior

195 lb. State Champion-Trenton Schultz-Mountain Vista-Junior

220 lb. State Champion-Cohl Schultz-Ponderosa-Freshman

Top Finishers:

106 lb-4th place-Mosha Schwartz-Ponderosa-Freshman
120 lb.-2nd place-Hunter Matner-Ponderosa-Junior
126 lb.-4th place-Parker Benekas-Ponderosa-Sophomore
132 lb.-5th place-Adam Aguilar-Legend-Senior
145 lb.-4th place-Jayden Woodruff-Ponderosa-Sophomore
152 lb.-5th place-Camden Roach-Chaparral-Senior
160 lb.-2nd place-Tate Samuelson-Castle View-Sophomore
160 lb.-3rd place-Aaron Trygstad-Chaparral-Senior
182 lb.-2nd place-Donnie Negus-Douglas County-Senior

Top Team Finish:

The Ponderosa wrestling team finished 3rd in the state.

Douglas County School District congratulates all of the talented student athletes that competed at the CHSAA Wrestling State 5A Meet.

February 22, 2016 | By arorcutt | 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.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.