Trigg wrestlers win region
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The Trigg County Youth Wrestling Club and University Heights Academy co-hosted the Kentucky State Youth Wrestling Region 1 Tournament on Feb. 28 at the Trigg County Middle School Gym.

“We had a bunch of first-year wrestlers who went out and wrestled their hearts out,” said Ralph Stevens, coach of Trigg’s club. “I was proud of all of them.”

Trigg’s team took first place overall with 63 points. Other teams in the competition included Christian County (40), UHA (29), Union County (28), Daviess County (17) and Hopkinsville (4).

Individual results are as follows:

1st place: 6 and under – C.J. Ahart, 45 lbs.; Bryce Cunningham, 50 lbs; Tae Thompson, 65 pounds; 7-8 year olds – Jordan Walker, 60 lbs.; Colin Stevens, 60 lbs; 9-10 year olds – Braden Sperry, 75 lbs.; Keegan Mangels, 80 lbs.; Elliott Boyd, 120 lbs.

2nd place: 7-8 year olds – Tyson Bush, 100 lbs.; 9-10 year olds – Taylor Hampton, 75 lbs.; Mackenzie Fowler, 80 lbs.; 11-12 year olds – Jeremiah Kline, 70 lbs.; Jessi Sperry, 120 lbs.

3rd place: 6 and under – Jordan Hampton, 40 lbs.; Keegan Slone, 45 lbs.; Leif Hulstrom, 50 lbs.; 7-8 year olds – Angus Bruce, 60 lbs.; Peyton Noel, 100 lbs.; 9-10 year olds – Ahmad Alexander, 75 lbs.; Allen Rider, 80 lbs.; 11-12 year olds – Malik Cunningham, 90 lbs.

4th place: 6 and under – Lukas Sperry, 40 lbs.; Ayden Mangels, 45 lbs.; Trevor Linton, 50 lbs.; 7-8 year olds – Cody Sperry, 55 lbs.; Sarah Miracle, 75 lbs.; Paxton Calhoun, 100 lbs.; 11-12 year olds – Stillton Broadbent, 80 lbs.; Jaishon Faison, 90 lbs.; Dylon Parker, 100 lbs.; Cole Darnell, 115 lbs.

5th place: 6 and under – Matt Alex Ladd, 50 lbs.; 7-8 year olds – Kion Thompson, 45 lbs.

Seven youth wrestlers will attend the state youth tournament in Louisville on Saturday, March 7. The remaining members of the team will compete at Calloway County’s annual youth wrestling tournament.

Wrestling practice is held on Mondays and Thursdays in the Trigg County Elementary Gym from 3-4 p.m. All kids under the age of 12 are invited to come to practice and give wrestling a try.

(Information for this staff report was submitted by Ralph Stevens.)
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