HHS wrestlers Bina takes 3rd, Delk 4th
Five Hillsboro High School wrestlers placed Saturday at the Eureka Invitational Tournament.
Aaron Bina defeated Jim Price in the third-place match of the 160-pound weight class. Bina lost his only match, 9-7, to Nathan Becker of Garden Plain. Bina is now 17-6 for the season.
Dylan Delk was pinned by Tanner Gardner of Clearwater in the third-place match of the 171-pound class to finish fourth. Delk pinned his first two opponents before losing to Josh Hoch of Burlington, 10-0. Delk then defeated Tate McCoy of Eureka by technical fall, 18-2. Delk is 13-6 for the season.
“He really dominated his three wins and was very competitive in his two losses, although the final results do not seem that way,” coach Scott O’Hare said.
Justin King defeated Adam Dunn of Wichita West in the fifth-place match of the 145-pound weight class. King pinned his first two opponents before losing 13-3 to Ky Biddle of Central Burden who is the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the state in the 145-pound weight class. He then lost to Caleb Wallsmith of El Dorado, 6-4, in overtime. King is 16-8 for the season.
Bret Mueller defeated Kegan Fisher of Eureka in the fifth-place match of the 130-pound class. Mueller is 13-10 for the year.
Tanner Jones defeated Tyler Riffel of El Dorado in the fifth-place match in the 152-pound class. He is 7-4 for the year.
“This was probably as tough and deep as this Eureka tournament has ever been,” O’Hare said. “It included four teams that are currently ranked in the top 10 in 3-2-1A, 22 current state-ranked wrestlers, and 14 returning state placers.
“Matches started at 9 a.m. and we did not finish until 10 p.m,” O’Hare added. “I am glad we have been seeing such strong competition this year. I believe we can benefit from this as we near the end of the season as long as the guys learn from their mistakes and do not get discouraged or lose confidence.”
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011