Hillsboro wrestlers hit mat at two meets

Jordan Bachman flips around on his Beloit opponent. Jordan was 6-0 this past week and the Hoisington champion for the 138 weight class. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press
Jordan Bachman flips around on his Beloit opponent. Jordan was 6-0 this past week and the Hoisington champion for the 138 weight class. Karrie Rathbone / Free Press
Hillsboro wrestlers competed on Thursday in a dual tournament in Council Grove. Council Grove defeated the Trojans 52-29.

Individual Match Results:

106: Jesse Rodgers (COGR) over Paul Glanzer (HILL)

113: Tom Vanvalkenburg (COGR) over Charlie Major (HILL)

126: Colton Bacon (COGR) over Raymond Johnston (HILL)

132: Billy Sales (COGR) over Garrett Helmer (HILL)

138: Jordan Bachman (HILL) over William Grimmett (COGR)

145: Tristan Rathbone (HILL) over Chase Bacon (COGR)

160: Andre Patton (HILL) over Korbin White (COGR)

170: Ethan Craige (COGR) over Austin Rempel (HILL)

182: Bo Kraus (COGR) over Lane Flaming (HILL)

220: Preston Gilbert (COGR) over Connor Morey (HILL)

285: Jared Janzen (HILL) over Tyson Chizek (COGR)

“This dual was much closer than the final team score and match results indicate. There were actual three matches (126, 170, and 182) that were very exciting, close matches that seemingly could have gone either way. Unfortunately, in all three, the Council Grove wrestlers ultimate took advantage of mistakes that we made and won all three matches by fall,” said Coach Scott O’Hare. “This will be a primary focus for our team over the next couple weeks in preparing for the CKL and regional tournaments. It will be important to find ways to win those close matches against tough opponents down the stretch.”

The Trojans also wrestled on Friday at the Huntington Cardinal Classic Invitational. Hillsboro placed fifth out of 12 teams.

Individual match results:

113 Charlie Major (12-13) placed 3rd and scored 13.0 team points.

126 Raymond Johnston (9-13) placed 6th and scored 1.0 team points.

Taryn Norstrom, middle, took first for Hillsboro in the Hoisington Cardinal Classic 2019.
Taryn Norstrom, middle, took first for Hillsboro in the Hoisington Cardinal Classic 2019.

132 Garrett Helmer (11-15) placed 6th and scored 2.5 team points.

138 Jordan Bachman (20-6) placed 1st and scored 25.0 team points.

145 Tristan Rathbone (15-12) placed 4th and scored 8.0 team points.

152 Kyle Horton (18-9) placed 2nd and scored 16.0 team points.

160 Andre Patton (18-10) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

170 Austin Rempel (11-17) placed 6th and scored 5.0 team points.

182 Lane Flaming (14-12) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

220 Connor Morey (6-14) placed 9th and scored 2.0 team points.

152 Girls Taryn Norstrom (9-3) placed 1st.

“This day was filled with the typical extreme highs and lows that come with being involved in this sport. Our wrestlers completed in fifty matches total in just over 6 hours. We won over half of those matches, some in dominating fashion and some that came down to the wire,” said O’Hare. “We also lost several matches where we were just simply outmanned as well as lost some heart-breaking matches that came down to the final seconds to be decided. This type of tournament format being run on four mats is a great test of physical and mental toughness.”