Kids tourney draws 210 wrestlers

<p>Beckett Kleiber shows the wrestling form that earned him a 3-0 record and first place in the age 6 & Under, 53 to 56-pound weight class at Saturday’s 19th Annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament. Cheering Beckett on is John Hein (left), a Hillsboro Wrestling Club coach, and Beckett’s father, Adam Kleiber. Phyllis Richert photo
<p>Beckett Kleiber shows the wrestling form that earned him a 3-0 record and first place in the age 6 & Under, 53 to 56-pound weight class at Saturday’s 19th Annual Hillsboro Takedown Tournament. Cheering Beckett on is John Hein (left), a Hillsboro Wrestling Club coach, and Beckett’s father, Adam Kleiber. Phyllis Richert photo
The 19th Annual Hills­boro Takedown Tourna­ment, sponsored by the Hillsboro Wrestling Club, drew 210 participants representing 24 youth wrestling clubs from across Kansas.

The Hillsboro club had 25 wrestlers entered; one was unable to complete due to illness.

“Overall, the tournament ran very smoothly,” said Scott O’Hare, HWC director. “I would consider it a huge success. The parents and coaches in the club, as well as many high school and middle school wrestlers, did an outstanding job helping run the tournament.”

O’Hare said some of the more experienced HWC wrestlers competed very well and a few of the new wrestlers showed promise.

“I believe it was a good learning experience for all of our young wrestlers,” he said. “I would like to thank everyone who chipped in to make this tournament a positive and successful event.”

HWC wrestling results

6 & under: Ryker First, 4th at 41-45 pounds; Preston Frye 4th at 49-50 pounds; Charlotte Silhan, 3rd at 52-54 pounds; Beckett Kleiber, 1st at 53-56 pounds; Mason Bartel, 3rd at 57-59 pounds; Logan Bartel, 2nd at 62-64 pounds; Kyle Epp 4th at 63-69 pounds.

8 & Under: Karson Cook, 4th at 44-48; Baillee Mccomb, 4th at 52-55; Wyatt Dies, 3rd at 52-57; Phoenix Fickes, 2nd at 55-58; Lincoln Epp 4th at 56-61; Thurston Silhan, 4th at 67-70; Hudson Rogers, 4th at 72-74; James Moore, 3rd at 75-77; Maxwell First, 3rd at 85-95.

10 & Under: Cooper Hefley, 3rd at 64-68; Aaron Hein, 1st, 68-72; DeMarcus Harris, 2nd at 101-110; Evan Jones, 3rd at 101-110; Sutton Redger, 2nd at 119-135;

12 & Under: Anthony Fickes, 2nd at 64-67; Dallas Whorton, 3rd at 91-100; Lane Rogers, 2nd at 137-150.