Holden Youth Wrestling Director
The Holden Youth Wrestling Club wrapped up their regular season after attending three tournaments in February.
Nineteen wrestlers competed in the Marksmen Invitational in Sherwood on Feb. 12 with the following medals being awarded to 1st Place: Isaiah Dick, Hudson Gregg, Wyatt Swearingen, and Hazel Zavadil. 2nd Place: Everly Gregg. 3rd Place: Jacob Bennett, Finnley Breshears, Liam Claxton, Kaden Gibson, Elora Rowland, Vince Vance, Dewy Weeks and Remington Weeks. 4th Place: Finnley Siemer and Aiden Watterson.
The next weekend was the Battle at Butler, which brought in some new competition for our wrestlers. Hazel Zavadil double-bracketed and took home 1st place in girls and 2nd place in boys. Also earning medals were Grace Thompson 4th, Remington Weeks 2nd, Gavin LoChiano 4th, JJ Smith 3rd, Wyatt Swearingen 4th, Everly Gregg 1st, Jacob Bennett 3rd, Isaiah Idsinga 2nd, AJ Thieman 3rd, Liam Claxton 4th, Kaden Gibson 2nd, Hudson Gregg 3rd, and Vince Vance 2nd.
Eighteen wrestlers entered the Clinton Youth Wrestling Open on Feb. 26. Grace Thompson battled through nine matches while being double-bracketed to take home 2nd in girls and 4th in boys. Hudson Gregg, Wyatt Swearingen and AJ Thieman earned 2nd place, Finnley Breshears 3rd place, and 4th place going to Jacob Bennett, Kaden Gibson, Everly Gregg, Vince Vance and Dewy Weeks.
The Missouri USA Wrestling State Series runs through March with wrestlers hoping to place high enough to advance to the next event. Good Luck to our 15 Holden Youth wrestlers entered in Districts on March 4.