Hidden Valley Youth Wrestlers attended the 2013 EC Glass Winter Classic held at EC Glass High School on January 5, 2013.
Dylan LaPrad 1st place; 60-65 lb. weight-class division. Dylan marched through the tournament with pins over rivals from Mat Pack, Blue Ride and Linkhorne wrestling clubs.
Chris Comer 2nd place: 52-58 lb. weight class division. Chris lost by decision the 1st match of the day to Jefferson Forest (2-0) but rebounded with pins over VA Elite and EC Glass opponents. This effort earned Chris the Silver medal.
Cole Janiga (1st Year) 2nd place: Cole defeated a Quick Pin wrestler by pin and earned enough points to take home a Silver medal.
Andrew Oertle (1st Year) 2nd place in the 60-66 lb. weight class division. Andrew defeated opponents from Southside and Quick Pin Wrestling Clubs by pin to capture the Silver medal.
Landon Blackshear 2nd place in the 50-53 weight class division. Landon defeated two different VA Elite opponents by the scores of (5-2) and( 6-0) to take home a Silver medal.
Tyler Duffy (1st Year) 3rd place in the 60-66 lb. weight class division. Tyler had a very impressive win over a Brookville Bee club wrestler by pin to take home the Bronze medal.
Sam McCown (1st Year) 3rd place in the 46 lb. weight-class division. Sam was victorious over a Brookville Bee rival by pin and went on the retain a Bronze medal
Middle School Division
Jordan Duncan 1st place: Jordan defeated opponents from Pit Bull (11-8) and Linkhorne Middle School 10-3 by decision. Jordan kept getting strong as the tournament went on by winning by pin over Brookville Bee and Roanoke Catholic opponents.
Kiel Cook 2nd place: Kiel defeated opponents from Jefferson Forest and Smith Mountain Lake by pin. Kiel also defeated a Dinwiddie wrestler (5-2). In probably the best match of the day Kiel squared off for the Gold medal against an Amherst wrestler. At the end of 3 periods of strategic maneuvering by both opponents the score was tied 5-5. In the deciding who would take home the gold the two wrestlers went into overtime. The Amherst opponent got a takedown and won the match (&-5). Kiel was awarded the Silver medal. The crowd definitely appreciated the efforts of both wrestlers.
Keaton Thorum failed to medal.
Submitted by Hidden Valley Youth Wrestling