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.”