Hillsboro wrestling duo takes home gold
Trojans finish 10-for-11 in medals
Facing a vicious regular-season tournament schedule is a yearly occurrence for the Trojan wrestling team, and the Hoisington Cardinal Classic is one of the toughest.
The Trojans had lots to feel good about Friday, finishing fifth out 12 schools, with 86 ½ points.
In a span of six hours, the Trojans competed in 50 matches with 10 of their 11 wrestlers securing medals.
“We won over half of those matches, some in dominating fashion, and some that came down to the wire,” Trojan coach Scott O’Hare said. “We also lost several where we were simply outmanned, as well as some heartbreaking matches that came down to the final seconds to be decided.”
Jordan Bachman was not one of them.
The 138-pound sophomore, Bachman, stormed through the day unbeaten, winning four of his five matches via pinfall.
The Trojans’ sole female competitor, Taryn Norstrom, also joined Bachman with a first-place finish, going 1-1.
“Over the next couple of weeks, along with cleaning up some technique issues, we will try to spend some time working to overcome challenging situations and doing some mental exercises,” said O’Hare. “Honestly, there is not much more to do to get them technically, and physically ready for the last month of the season outside of drill work, live wrestling, and conditioning.
The Trojans will travel Friday to Lyons.
Medals summary: Jordan Bachman, 1st, 5-0; Taryn Norstrom, 1st, 1-1; Kyle Horton, 2nd, 4-1; Charlie Major, 3rd, 3-2; Andre Patton, 4th, 3-2; Tristan Rathbone, 4th, 2-3; Lane Flaming, 5th, 3-2; Raymond Johnston, 6th, 2-3; Garrett Helmer, 6th, 2-3; Austin Rempel, 6th, 2-3.