Hidlay Goes 3-2 at Junior National Freestyle Championships

| July 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay finished 3-2 and was eliminated from the competition on day one of the Junior National Freestyle Championships in Fargo, North Dakota on Friday.

Hidlay, who earned All-American status earlier with a fifth-place finish in Greco, opened up the 145-pound weight class with a 11-0 technical fall over Nate Malinowski of Maryland.

In the second round, Hidlay dropped a tough 5-4 decision to Minnesota’s Mark Voss falling into the consolation bracket.

Hayden bounced back with a 12-2 technical fall victory over Jake Bell of Texas and a 10-0 tech fall over Tyler Gilger of West Virginia.

Hidlay’s tournament came to an end after a 10-0 tech fall loss to Mike Longo of California.


First Round

Hayden Hidlay tech fall Nate Malinowski, Maryland 11-0.

Second Round

Mark Voss, Minnesota dec. Hayden Hidlay, 5-4.

Consolation – Second Round

Hayden Hidlay tech fall Jake Bell, Texas, 12-2.

Consolation-Third Round

Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County tech fall Tyler Gilger, West Virginia, 10-0.

Consolation-Fourth Round

Mike Longo, California tech fall Hayden Hidlay, 10-0.

Category: Youth Wrestling

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  1. grey panther says:

    Maybe there was an age issue or he chose Junior but it seems like Hidlay should have been eligible to wrestle another year of Cadet. Mark Voss & Mike Longo who beat Hayden are graduated seniors and will be wrestling for North Dakota State & Appalachian State this season.

    • Brian Carson says:

      I’m not sure if he could have wrestled Cadet or not. I think he could have too. Honestly, I’m glad he didn’t. Hayden is the kind of kid who isn’t afraid of challenges. Wrestling up is always good. You only get better by wrestling the best. He lost to two solid kids. This is a good experience for him and it will pay dividends down the road.

      Thanks for the comment Grey Panther.

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