Mat Warriors hold own tournament


March 8, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Allen County Kids Wrestling Club’s Mat Warriors competed in their own open tournament here Saturday.  The tournament had over 300 youth wrestlers competitng in six age divisions.
The tournament was held at Iola High School.
In the morning session, Allen County’s T.J. Taylor finished fourth in the 6-and-under 43-pound weight bracket. Alex Yarnell placed third in the 6-and-under 61-pound class.
Jeremy Ridge claimed second in the 8-and-under 61-pound class.
The afternoon session featured 12-and-under, 14-and-under and the high school division.
Andrew Garber finished second in the 12-and-under 130-pound class for Allen County.
Cody Conner was second in the 14-and-under 110-pound class. Mike Armstrong placed second in his 14-and-under 115-pound class.
Stephen McDonald pinned both of his opponents to take first in the high school 185-220 pound class.
Garber, Conner, Armstrong and McDonald will compete in the Kansas Kids District 1 south sub-district tournament this coming Saturday in Pittsburg. The top four of each weight class advance to the District 1 tournament March 20 in Topeka.

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