Several local wrestlers represented Kentucky at the USA Wrestling National High School Folkstyle Duals at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Team Kentucky had two teams – the Blue team and the White team. The Blue team finished fourth in the Gold Pool.
Trigg County’s Colin Stevens finished 6-1 on the weekend, with his only loss coming to Trevor Swier, the Illinois 182-pound duals champion from Montini High School.
Christian County’s Niko Bussell also finished 6-1 on the weekend, wrestling in the 220-pound class. His only loss came to Brandon Hoselton of Prairie Central, Ill. High School – the two-time Illinois state champion in the 195-pound class.
Christian County’s Jakerion Merritt finished his weekend with a 5-2 record, with one of his losses coming 1-0.
After going 4-0 in pool play, Kentucky Blue beat Colorado 32-27 and Indiana 31-15 before dropping their final three matches to finish fourth.
Meanwhile, Kentucky’s White team won the Bronze Pool.
Caldwell County’s Dylan Walls wrestled in seven matches in the 120-pound division, winning three. One of his three wins came on a pin 12 seconds into the match against an opponent from Ohio.
Fort Campbell’s Jesus Avila wrestled in the 182-pound class and finished the weekend with a record of 2-5.
In the Bronze Pool, Kentucky White won all five matches to win first place.
The national event is open to wrestlers in grades 9-11.