Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants to Hillsboro on Saturday

Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants to Hillsboro on Saturday
Kids wrestling tournament draws 230 participants to Hillsboro on Saturday

Colton Shipman of Marion looks to the official while he wrestles Lucas Philips of Fort Riley during the 17th annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament Saturday in Brown Gymnasium. Colton won his match with a 9-0 score. ?We had around 230 wrestlers from 21 youth wrestling clubs around the state,? said Scott O?Hare, director of the Hillsboro Wrestling Club and the tournament. ?The Hillsboro Wrestling Club had 32 wrestlers competing and we had roughly 15 wrestlers from Marion. The event ran very smoothly, thanks to the volunteer work of the Hillsboro families, as well as Hillsboro High School and Hillsboro Middle School wrestlers and managers.?