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By Dakota Kuhns
Western Nebraska Observer 

Gortney And Thurin Junior Olympic Champions


April 11, 2019


Jax Thurin waits for a count to win one of his matches this past weekend in Eads, Colo.

Two Tri-State Grapplers, Jax Thurin and Jesse Gortney, ventured to Eads, Colorado, for the Eads Junior Olympic Tournament on April 6.

In the 51 pound bracket, Gortney placed first.

Champ. Round 1 -- Gortney won by fall over Xadrian Apodaca (Rocky Ford) (Fall 1:41).

Quarterfinal -- Gortney won by fall over Jaxen Downing (Mayhem) (Fall 2:33).

Semifinal- Gortney won by fall over Mason Sierra (Eads) (Fall 1:00).

1st Place Match- Gortney won by fall over Elliot Trumble (Lamar Youth Wrestling) (Fall 1:21).

Gortney also wrestled in the 56 pound bracket and took home third place. Round 1- Gortney...

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