Area wrestlers one step closer to state tourney

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Several area wrestlers picked up some medals and advanced past district competition Saturday at the youth tournament held in Marceline. There were 15 members of the Richmond squad and six Polo wrestlers moving on to this weekend’s Regional Tournament that will be held at Park Hill High School.

Richmond had eight wrestlers bring home first-place medals. Taking first for Richmond was Aiden Ivison, 75 lbs., 8 and younger; Hunter Higgins, 120 lbs., 12 and younger; Gaven Oldham, 100 lbs., 12 and younger; Dom Nobile, 120 lbs., 14 and younger; Jimmie McFall, 105 lbs., 12 and younger; Austin Bowman, 85 lbs., 12 and younger; Tyler Pyche, 175 lbs., 14 and younger; and Derrick Gardner, 285 lbs., 14 and younger.

Bo Huffman placed second at 190 lbs. in the 14 and younger bracket. Richmond also had three third-place medal winners and three more fourth-place finishes.

 The complete story is in the Thursday, March 14, 2013 Richmond News.

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