2 State Champions Lead The Junior Raiders At Midget State
Congratulations to all of our young wrestlers that competed in the 10 and under State Tournament this past weekend in Danville Illinois. 15 wrestlers made the trip to this years event (8 of them were 9 year olds or younger) which were the most wrestlers we have had attend this event. 3 wrestlers made it to the finals and 3 others placed in the top 8 at this event. For the 1st time in our short history Michael Major became the 1st 8 year old from our club to win this event, he dominated by going 4-0 on the weekend and winning by fall in the 1st period to capture the 60lb weight division. Colin Kacena also won his 1st title in this division by also dominating in the finals by beating Joel Muehlenbeck (Arlington Cardinals) 9-0 in the finals and going 4-0 on the weekend. Dominic Hargrove lost a heartbreaker in the finals by losing on a takedown in overtime, he wrestled outstanding and has another year to compete in this event. Gonzalo Camacho placed 4th at his years event, Aidan Scholwin took 6th place, and Janick Schwab placed 7th. Many of our wrestlers were a match away from placing at this event. I’m very excited about this group as we head into next year and have high expectations for this group.