After several rounds of phone and/or email tag, got some results from a recent national wrestling tournament.
Jacob Olson of Kennewick and Isaiah Gonzalez of Pasco both placed at the ASICS/USAW Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on March 31 and April 1.
The 10-year-olds were among the seven wrestlers the Tri-Cities Wrestling Club sent to the national event.
Olson placed third at 85 pounds in the Novice Division (age 10-11), going 5-1 with five pins. His only loss was a 5-1 setback in the semifinals.
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Gonzalez finished fifth at 65 pounds, going 5-2 on the weekend. His two losses were in double overtime in the quarterfinals and by a point in the consolation semifinals.
Other members of the team who competed were: Novice Division — Rey Avala (85 pounds), Austin Almaguer (70) and Mikael Failor (80); Schoolboy (14-15) — Cyle DeLeon (94); and coach Travis Ayers, who took first in the Veteran Division (35-plus) at 213 pounds.