Five Hillsboro wrestlers team competed Friday at Herington’s Railer Round Robin Tournament.
Freshman Charlie Major (2-4) placed fourth at 113 pounds. He won by fall over Teresa Schafer of Goodland, lost to Nicolas Rubio of Hoisington by major decision (14-5), lost by fall to Sam Pyle of Ellis, and lost by fall to Andrew Irwin of Council Grove
Freshman Jordan Bachman (4-1) placed third at 126 pounds. He won by fall over Jayden Vallejo of Goodland, lost an 8-2 decision to Billy Sales of Council Grove, then defeated Tanner Randles of Sublette by technical fall in the third place match.
Sophomore Andre Patton (3-3) placed third at 138 pounds. He lost to Tanner Cassity of Hoisington by fall, defeated Deyton Bedore of Stockton by a 6-3 decision, won by major decision over Sydney Boyle of Trego, 16-3, then won the third-place by fall over Chase Bacon of Council Grove.
Taryn Norstrom (0-6), wrestling at 145 pounds, placed eighth. She lost by fall to Keaton Rudolph of Goodland, lost by fall to Spencer Heise of Osborne, lost to Jaime Opat of Trego, then lost the seventh-place match by fall against Angelo Ruiz of Stockton
Dylan Horton (1-4) placed fifth at 152 pounds.
He defeated Nolan Wilborn of Hoisington by a 21-16 decision, lost to Tate Seabolt of Cimarron by fall, lost to Christopher Ball of Hoisington by fall, lost to Armando Mascote of Council Grove by fall and lost to Tyler Heise of Osborne by fall.
“With only five wrestlers available to compete on Friday, the team scoring was of little concern,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “Overall, I was pleased with how they competed individually. They all showed bright spots and did some things pretty well.
“We certainly have plenty to get back in the room and work on, but they went out and competed tough, tried some things, and showed improvement. Right now, that is exactly what we need from them.
Three Trojans, Major, Bachman and Patton made it to the medal stand by the end of the day.
“This was the first time for each of them to medal in a high school varsity tournament,” O’Hare said. “With all three of them being underclassmen, we are hoping it is the first of many.”
Coming—The Trojans will co-host the Marion County Duals tournament Friday. Also participating are wrestlers from Bluestem, Burlington, Chanute, Clay Center Community, Clearwater, Douglass, Fredonia, Marion, Minneapolis, Republic County, Riley County, Rock Creek, Wabaunsee, Wellington and West Elk.
Matches begin at 3 p.m. in Brown Gymnasium.