Hillsboro’s wrestling team placed sixth among six schools at the Lyons Round Robin on Saturday.
Larned won the team title with 200 points, followed by Hutchinson (94.5), St. John’s Military Academy (89), Lyons (72.5), Wichita East (53) and Hillsboro (26).
Two Trojans finished among the top three finishers in their respective weight classes.
Freshman Jordan Bachman (22-7) won the 126-pound class with a 3-0 and scored 17.5 team points. He defeated Anthony Blackwell of Hutchinson in a 13-2 major decision; won by fall over Chris Bergman of St. John’s; and defeated Samajay Alboyd of Lyons in an 11-7 decision.
“Jordan had another strong outing, earning his second individual tournament championship of his freshman season,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “In his finals match he avenged a loss to Alboyd from Larned. He had lost to Alboyd at the Herington tournament in early January.”
Andre Patton (16-15) placed third with 1-2 record and scored 7.5 team points at 138 pounds. Patton lost by fall to Christian Rodriguez of Hutchinson, defeated Kyser Meininger of Hutchinson by an 11-4 decision, then lost by major decision (14-0) to Kristopher Nolde of Larned.
“Andre started out a bit sluggish in his first match of the day,” O’Hare said. “After falling behind early in his opening match, he fought his way back to make it competitive. Still trailing late in the match he was forced to attempt something risky. In the process, he got caught on his back and pinned with only a couple seconds left.”
The three other Trojan wrestlers struggled through the day.
Freshman Charlie Major (5-23) went 0-4 and placed fifth at 113 pounds.
Taryn Norstrom (1-24) finished fifth with an 0-4 record at 145, losing by fall to all four opponents.
Dylan Horton (6-24) placed fifth with a 1-4 record at 152 pounds. Horton won by major decision (11-2) over Christopher Jacobs of Wichita East, then lost his next three matches by fall.
“Although Charlie, Taryn and Dylan only walked away with one win between them, as has been the case all season, we can’t fault their attitude and efforts,” O’Hare said.
“Each of them are battling a variety of obstacles from injury, to lack of experience, to lack of confidence. However, they continue to battle in every match.”
Coming—Hillsboro will compete in the Central Kansas League tournament on Thursday at Smoky Valley. Matches begin at 3 p.m.