Devin Gomez, a fifth-grader at Hillsboro Elementary School and a member of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club, competed in a preseason national tournament this past weekend in St. Joseph, Mo.
“He actually competed in two separate brackets in the 10 & Under division,” said Scott O’Hare, club director. “He finished second in the 85-pound weight class and won the championship in the 90-pound weight class.”
Through the day, Gomez competed against wrestlers from Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Indiana.
“Between the two brackets, Devin finished with a record of 7-1,” O’Hare said. “His lone loss was a 1-point decision to a young wrestler from Florida in the championship match in the 85-pound bracket.
“Devin defeated the same kid by three points later in the day in the finals of the 90-pound bracket to win the championship.”