Hillsboro wrestlers finish 5th at Ellis
Hillsboro wrestling had a successful opening competition Friday at Ellis, placing fifth out of 12 schools in the Railer Round Robin, but the Trojans’ 91.5 team points were just 2 points behind 4th-place Stockton.
Seven wrestlers won at least one match for Hillsboro, and Ryder Nordstrom, Jordan Bachman, Tristan Rathbone, and Austin Rempel placed in the top-three of their weight classes.
Rathbone led the way by winning all his matches to place first among 160-pounders. Bachman and Rempel placed second in their divisions, and Nordstrom was third as a 145-pounder.
Marion wrestling canceled its trip to a Saturday tournament at Wellington.
The next competition will be Friday when Hillsboro and Marion jointly host Marion County Duals.
Hillsboro results: Garrett Helmer, 2-3, 4th in 138-lb. division; Nordstrom, 4-1, 3rd in 145-lb. div.; Bachman, 4-1, 2nd in 152-lb. div.; Rathbone, 5-0, 1st in 160-lb. div.; Austin Rempel, 2-1, 2nd in 195-lb. div.; Deon Weeks, 2-3, 4th in 220-lb. div.