Hillsboro finished in a tie for 12th place among the 21 teams that participated in the Eureka Invitational wrest?ling tournament Saturday.
As a team, the Trojans finished in a tie with Erie at 56 points, a good distance behind the 168 points rolled up by the winning team from El Dorado.
The Trojans were led by two top-four finishers. Jon Carey went 3-1 on the mat at 126 pounds to place third.
?I was very pleased with the way Jon Carey wrestled after missing last week due to injury,? coach Scott O?Hare said. ?He wrestled aggressively and found ways to score points on his feet, off bottom, and in the top position.
?His final match of the evening was one of the most complete matches we have seen Jon wrestle,? he added. ?He dominated his opponent after only beating him by one point earlier in the day in the quarterfinals.?
Levi Mendoza placed fourth at 182 pounds by winning three of five matches.
?He defeated a Burlington wrestler that was the No. 2 seed after having lost to him earlier this season at the Marion County duals,? O?Hare said.
Also competing for Hills?boro was Tristan Donaldson, who placed sixth at 106 pounds with a 1-3 record on the mat. Travis King went 1-2 at 120 pounds, Cody Delk went 2-2 on the mat at 152, Preston Nelson placed sixth at 160 pounds with a 3-2 record in the five matches he wrestled.
Nathan Simhiser lost the two matches he wrestled at 195, and Matt Reeh did the same at 285.
Meanwhile, four members of the team competed Saturday at a junior varsity tournament at Stafford. Franklin Jost went 4-0 for first place at 195; Tyson Reimer went 2-3 for third place at 145; Mark Reeh was 0-4 at 182 and Austin Welch was 0-4 at 195.
Coming?The Trojans will compete Saturday at the Cardinal Classic in Hoising?ton.