Hayden Hidlay capped off an impressive spring/summer season with a third-place finish at the Junior National Freestyle championships in Fargo on Saturday.
Hidlay defeated Luke Troy of California by an 11-0 technical fall to win the third-place trophy. Hidlay finished the Freestyle and Greco season with numerous tournament wins, including a national championship in Greco-Roman Juniors earlier in the week.
He finished the spring/summer with a 90-2 record, losing only to Austin Kraisser of Maryland in Greco and Evan Wick of California in Freestyle. Wick beat Hidlay yesterday and went on to capture the silver medal.
Hidlay, the top-ranked wrestler in the nation at 152 pounds, will take a break until the Super 32 event in November kick off the high school season.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Luke Troy, California, 11-0.
Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay placed eighth at the Cadet National Freestyle championships at the Fargodome on Friday earning All-American honors at 160 pounds.
Hidlay went 5-3 in the tournament, falling to Kyle Cochran of New Jersey by a 12-1 technical fall in the battle for seventh place. Hidlay went 4-2 in the Greco tournament but failed to place.
160: Kyle Cochran, New Jersey technical fall Trent Hidlay, 12-1.
One of the strengths of a quality wrestler is the ability to bounce back from adversity.
Hayden Hidlay did just that Friday at the Junior National Freestyle championships in Fargo.
Hidlay started his day with a 14-13 loss to Evan Wick of California in a fourth-round stunner. Hidlay held a 12-4 lead after one period but a five takedown barrage by Wick, who advanced to the finals, dropped Hayden into the consolations.
The Mifflin County senior to be rallied for five straight victories to reach the third-place medal round tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Hidlay’s wins came against three top ranked wrestlers bound for major colleges – Austin Kraisser (Campbell), Mason Manville (Penn State) and Griffin Parriott (Purdue).
Hayden scored tech falls over Kraisser (11-0) and Parriott (12-2) and a 7-0 major over Manville, who Hidlay defeated for a Junior National Greco championship earlier in the week.
Hidlay faces Luke Troy of California for third place tomorrow.
152: Evan Wick, California dec. Hayden Hidlay, 14-13.
152: Hayden Hidlay dec. Chase Straw, Iowa, 14-4.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Ryder Punke, Illinois, 10-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Austin Kraisser, Maryland, 11-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay dec. Mason Manville, Virginia, 7-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Griffin Parriott, Minnesota, 12-2.
152: Hayden Hidlay vs. Luke Troy, California.
Hayden Hidlay, fresh off a Junior Greco championship, breezed into the fourth round of the Junior National Freestyle championships at the Fargodome on Thursday.
Hidlay scored three technical falls at outscored his opponents 32-1 to advance to the fourth round of the 152-pound weight class where he’ll face Evan Wick of California, beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Bernardo Olivas, Washington, 10-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay technical fall Devin Fitzpatrick, Minnesota, 11-1.
152: Hayden Hidlay techncial fall Bryce Davis, Michigan, 12-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay vs. Evan Wick, California.
Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay will wrestle for seventh place at 160 pounds at the Cadet Freestyle Nationals in Fargo after going 3-1 today.
Hidlay, who went 4-2 in the Greco nationals earlier, bounced back from his fall at the hands of Victor Marcelli in the fourth round with three straight wins.
Hidlay beat former Lewistown resident Quentin Milliken by a 5-3 score. Milliken was a state qualifier as a freshman for Cumberland Valley this past season.
Trent followed that up with two technical falls – beating Ritchie Heywood (Utah) 10-0 and Cameron Caffey (Illinois) 13-3.
Hidlay is set to face Clay Lautt of Kansas pinned Hidlay in 1:43 of their consolation match, dropping Trent in to the seventh place match against Kyle Cochran of New Jersey tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. CT.
160: Trent Hidlay dec. Quentin Milliken, Pennsylvania, 5-3.
160: Trent Hidlay technical fall Ritchie Heywood, Utah, 10-0.
160: Trent Hidlay technical fall Cameron Caffey, Illinois, 13-3.
160: Clay Lautt, Kansas pinned Trent Hidlay, 1:43.
Trent Hidlay vs. Kyle Cochran, New Jersey.