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Gomez places at Kids State Wrestling

Four Hillsboro Wrestling club members competed March 24 and 25 in the USA Wrestling Kansas Kids State Championship Tournament in Topeka.

For the second year in a row, Hillsboro Elementary School student Devin Gomez placed in the top six in his age group. He finished third at state last year in the 8-and-younger division.

This year, Gomez placed fifth in the 10-and-younger, 76-pound division, posting a 4-2 record on the weekend.

“Devin dominated in his medal round match, winning by pin after leading 12-0 at the end of the second period,” head coach Scott O’Hare said.

Nathan Simhiser went 2-2 in the 12-and-younger, 165-pound class but fell one spot short of the top six.

Jesse Meier, 14-and-younger, 150-pound class, went 1-2. He lost to the defending state champion in his second match.

Matt Reeh lost both his matches in the high school division, 285-pound class.

“I am very proud of the commitment these guys made in continuing to come to practice and preparing near the end of such a long, grueling wrestling season,” O’Hare said. “I am extremely happy for Devin. He is such a fun kid to coach because he loves the sport, works hard at it, and wants to be great.”

Last modified April 5, 2012