BRIDGEPORT— Facing off against some grueling competition, some of the area’s youngest wrestlers strong armed their opponents and brought home some hardware from the Sprawls and Tech Falls Tournament.
The Grafton Youth Wrestling Club made their way to Bridgeport over the weekend to battle on the mats in the tournament, which was held at Meadowbrook Mall, and was hosted by Lewis County.
Going head-to-head with some fierce competitors from the surrounding areas, the Bearcub program was still able to earn some impressive finishes, sending eight team members to the awards podium for placing fifth or higher.
Once again it was Bearcub Ian Glaspell leading the way for the club, with the only first-place finish on the day in the 10U HWT class, while fellow Cub wrestler Rondo Koontz (10U 95)
Came away with second in his division.
In addition, Bryson Snider (12U 75/85) sprawled his way to a third-place finish, and Jason Austin (8U 60), Luke Knotts (10U 85/90) , Lucah Barbe (6U 50) and Clarissa Miller (10U 95) all placed fourth in their respective weight classes.
Also placing during the tournament was Abel Mitchell, who was awarded a hard-fought fifth place finish in the 8U HWT division.
Bearcub wrestlers Landon Lynch, Isaiah Glaspell, Gaige Glover, Bryson Swaney, Garrett Poling and Brody Moats also made great strides during the event, showing huge improvements and admirable determination.
“We’re seeing improvements in our wrestlers at every tournament. They wrestled really well against some good competition,” voiced assistant coach Rick Glaspell.