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Tornado Wrestlers Make Strong Showing at Clinton Invitational

The Taylorville Tornado wrestling squad place 10 wrestlers on the podium this past weekend at the Clinton Invitational wrestling tournament held in Clinton, Illinois. Despite having a very young squad the Tornado team placed fifth overall with the following wrestlers seeing the podium: 

106 lbs - Caleb Dean (sophomore) - 5th place

113 lbs - Nick Flannell (sophomore) - 4th place

120 lbs - Kidd Morrison (junior) - 4th place

126 lbs - Jake Smothers (sophomore) - 3rd place

138 lbs - Keane Rogers (freshman) - 5th place

152 lbs - Aaron Herkert (sophomore) - 6th place

182 lbs - Dalton Stokes (sophomore - 5th place

195 lbs - Heath Garner (senior) - 6th place

220 lbs - Kyle Tex (sophomore) 4th place

Heavyweight - Blake Hooper (sophomore) - 3rd place 

Coach Mateer was very pleased with the results from the weekend and said, "We are having some pretty good days right now, but honestly, our best days are ahead of us and that is very exciting."


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