On Saturday December 19th the Butler Junior High Wrestling team competed at the Burrell Christmas Duals.  The "GT" won 3 matches while losing only one.  Butler lost a close opening match to eventual champion Norwin 45-43.   After that narrow loss the team came back strong to win three matches in a row and place 3rd.  They defeated Hampton 70-27,  Plum 73-18, and Burrell 66-31.   Zack Weaver was the most outstanding wrestler for the team with a 4-0 record and 4 pins while mostly competing a weight class up.  Great job Weaver! 
The most outstanding wrestler vs: Norwin was Mason Boy for his thrilling overtime victory in his first match.  Great job Mason! 
The most outstanding wrestler vs: Hampton was Jared Hinkle: after being down after the first period Jared showed out teams great conditioning in coming back to pin his opponent in the third period.  Great job Hinkle! 
The most outstanding wrestler for the Plum match was Ryan Hannon with his 3-0 decision and smart wrestling versus a very good opponent.  Great job Hammer!
The most outstanding wrestler against Burrell was RJ Cupp for filling in for injured David Slomers and coming away with a first period fall.  Great job RJ!

Overall it was a successful weekend for the Junior High "GT" as they pushed their record to 4-1.   The team still has 3 starters out of the line-up.  Once everyone is healthy and in the line-up the Golden Tornado will be a force to be reckoned with!  A special thanks to Mrs. Ferrari for supplying the team with healthy and nutritious food for the day!

80 lbs: Jared Hinkle 3-1 2 pins
85 lbs: Connor Foust 4-0 1 pin
90 lbs: Cody Houston 3-1 1 pin
95 lbs: Matt Sarvey 3-1 1 major decision
115 lbs: Xavier Bennett 3-1 2 pins
122 lbs: Mason Boy 3-1 1 pin
138 lbs: RJ Cupp 2-0 2 pins
145 lbs: Will Bortmas 2-1 2 pins
145/155lbs: Patrick Lokhaiser 4-0 3 pins
155/165 lbs: Ryan Hannon 4-0 1 pin
165/185lbs: Zack Weaver 4-0 4 pins
185lbs/210 lbs: Bryant Butler 3-1 1 pin