Local kids battle at takedown tourney



Nearly 220 wrestlers from 20 youth wrestling clubs from around the state participated Saturday in the 13th annual Hillsboro Takedown Tourna?ment at the high school?s Brown Gymnasium.

A fundraiser for the Hillsboro Wrestling Club, the tournament involved children from age 6 through 12. Participants competed in pools of three and four.

?The tournament ran very smoothly and we had a great turnout,? said Scott O?Hare, director of the tournament and the HWC program.

?The parents involved with the program really did a fine job stepping up to help with tournament preparation, helping throughout the tournament, and coaching these young wrestlers.

The Hillsboro Wrestling Club was represented by 26 participants. Following are the results.


Age 6 & under: Evan Jones 1-2 (3rd), Cooper Hefley 0-3 (4th), Layne Clark 2-1 (2nd), Daniel Gomez 1-2 (3rd), Seth Mader 1-2 (3rd), Josiah Wiebe 0-3 (4th), Carson Batterton 1-1 (2nd), Lane Mayfield 0-3 (4th), Tyler Ayers 0-2 (3rd), Lane Rogers 0-3 (4th), Camden Padgett 3-0 (1st), Connor Padgett 2-0 (1st).

Age 8 & under: Garrett Helmer 1-1 (2nd), Jacob Thiessen 1-2 (3rd), Tyler Miller 0-3 (4th), Tristan Rathbone 1-2 (3rd).

Age 10 & under: Jordon Bachman 0-3 (4th), Jasper Lackey 3-0 (1st), Raymond Johnston 1-1 (2nd), Devin Gomez 2-1 (2nd), Trevor Jasper 0-2 (3rd).

Age 12 & under: Ryan Bradford 0-2 (3rd); Tyson Reimer (absent due to illness); Dawson Jost 1-1 (2nd), Nathan Simhiser 2-0 (1st), Travis King 2-1 (2nd).

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