2008 Wrestling Tournament Summaries


January 12 , 2008

6th Annual Reeds Spring Youth Wrestling Tournament Reeds Spring, MO

Bluebirds Dominate Reeds Spring Tournament

The Mighty Bluebird wrestling team took 18 wrestlers to the Reeds Spring Tournament and came away with 9 individual Champions, 4 2nd place finishes, and 3 4th place finishes while dominating the competition at Reeds Spring, MO. The wrestlers who did not win the tournament for the most part were wrestlers who were wrestling in either their first ever wrestling tournament or they were very new or it was just their 2nd or 3rd tournament. The Mighty Bluebirds have been working very hard in practice and it certainly showed. They will head to Tulsa next weekend for the Tulsa Nationals.

Individual Champions included:

* Joshua Ayliffe at 60 pounds, 8 & Under

* Michael Pugh at 70 pounds, 10 & Under

* Kevin Knox at 70 pounds, 10 & Under

* Jackson Marchant 75 pounds, 10 & Under

* Layne Hatcher at 75 pounds, 8 & Under

* Layne Hatcher at 75 pounds, 10 & Under

* Jonny Jackson at 43 pounds, 8 & Under

* Tyler Phillips at 100 pounds, 10 & Under

Finishing 2nd in the Tournament included:

* Joshua Best at 70 pounds, 10 & Under

* Tyler Mann at 96 pounds, 12 & Under

* Alexander Sohn at 45 pounds, 6 & Under

* Cooper Griffin at 90 pounds, 10 & Under

Finishing 3rd in the Tournament included:

* John Sohn at 90 pounds, 8 & Under

Finishing 4th in the Tournament included:

* Collin Condit at 100 pounds, 12 & Under

* Bryce Denker at 120 pounds, 12 & Under

* Alex Denker at 90 pounds, 10 & Under

January 18-19th , 2008

Cliff Keen Novice Nationals, Tulsa, OK

The Mighty Bluebirds win Four Novice National Championships

The Mighty Bluebirds crowned four Novice National Champions at the Tulsa Nationals on the weekend of January 18-19th. National Champions in the Novice Division included, Michael Pugh 67 pounds, Kevin Knox 70 pounds, Tyler Mann 100 pounds, and Jonny Jackson 43 pounds. Finishing 2nd at Tulsa Nationals was Tyler Mann while Joshua Best finished 3rd place and Jackson Marchant and Hunter Jones finished 4th. The novice division is for wrestlers who have wrestled less than two years and not placed in a major open tournament.

Had there been team scoring the Mighty Bluebirds might have won the tournament as they placed 8 of the 11 wrestlers that they entered.

Tulsa Novice Nationals:

* Michael Pugh at 67 pounds, 10 & Under, 1st Place

* Kevin Knox at 70 pounds, 10 & Under, 1st Place

* Jackson Marchant 75 pounds, 10 & Under, 4th Place

* Jonny Jackson at 43 pounds, 8 & Under, 1st Place

* Tyler Phillips at 100 pounds, 10 & Under, 1st Place

* Joshua Best at 70 pounds, 10 & Under, 3rd Place

* Tyler Mann at 96 pounds, 12 & Under, 2nd Place

* Hunter Jones at 58 pounds, 10 & Under, 4th Place

* Alexander Sohn at 46 pounds, 6 & Under, 3rd Place

Tulsa Open Nationals:

* Layne Hatcher at 75 pounds, 8 & Under, 3rd Place Open

Layne Hatcher wrestled in the Tulsa Open Nationals and became the first Arkansan to make the finals at the nation’s toughest tournament

at 8 & Under 75 pounds. He lost in the finals and then lost in overtime in the wrestle backs to finish 3rd place. He is the first Arkansan ever

to place at Tulsa Nationals, the nation’s toughest youth wrestling tournament.

February 2nd, 2008

Branson Brawl Wrestling Tournament 2008, Branson, MO

The Mighty Bluebirds completely dominated the Branson Brawl with eight 1st place finishes, four 2nd place finishes, and a 3rd place finish. The Bluebirds won over 80% of their matches and completely dominated the field. Champions included, Jonny Jackson, Alexander Sohn, Layne Hatcher, Joshua Best, Michael Pugh, Kevin Knox and Tyler Phillips. Finishing 2nd in the tournament were Hunter Jones, Cooper Griffin, Colin Condit and Joshua Ayliffe. Finishing 3rd was William Griffin. The Bluebirds will get back to the mat and work even harder getting ready for their Mighty Bluebird tournament on February 23rd.

* Joshua Best, 1st place @ 70 lbs.

* Kevin Knox, 1st place @ 70 lbs.

* Michael Pugh, 1st place @ 70 lbs.

* Jackson Marchant, 1st place @ 75 lbs. 10 & U

* Layne Hatcher, 1st place @ 75 lbs. 8 & U, 2nd place 75 lbs. 10 & Under

* Jonny Jackson, 1st place @ 45 lbs.

* Alexander Sohn, 1st place @ 45 lbs.

* Hunter Jones, 2nd place @ 60 lbs.

* Cooper Griffin, 2nd Place @ 95 lbs.

* William Griffin, 3rd place @ 95 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 2nd place @ 60 lbs.

* Tyler Phillips, 1st place @ 100 lbs.

* Collin Condit, 2nd place @ 100 lbs.

* John Sohn, 4th place @ 90 lbs.

February 8th, 2008

Webb City Youth Wrestling Tournament 2008, Webb City, MO

* Layne Hatcher, 1st place @ 75 lbs. Open

* Nicholas Kurfess, 3rd place @ 95 lbs. Novice

The Webb City tournament was the toughest tournament that the Bluebirds visited this year other than Tulsa Nationals. With wrestlers from the Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas area the Bluebirds saw some of the toughest competition all season. The only Bluebird to place in this open tournament was Layne Hatcher who won the 8 & Under, 75 pound class.

February 16th, 2008

Rogers Youth Wrestling Tournament 2008, Rogers, AR

The Mighty Bluebirds were the dominant wrestling team at their first annual Rogers Invitational. The Bluebirds had six wrestlers win Championships. They included:

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 75 Pounds, 8 & Under and 10 & Under

* Michael Pugh, 1st Place, 67 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Tyler Phillips, 1st Place, 100 Pounds, 12 & Under

* Hunter Jones, 1st Place, 58 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Joshua Best, 1st Place, 70 Pounds, 10 & Under

* John Sohn, 1st Place, 90 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Alexander Sohn, 46 Pounds, 6 & Under 4th Place

* Joshua Ayliffe, 61 Pounds 8 & Under 2nd Place

Wrestling in their first tournament ever was Regan Jefferson and Nain Vasquez.

February 23rd, 2008

Mighty Bluebird Youth Wrestling Tournament 2008, Little Rock, AR

* John Sohn, 90 Pounds, 8 & Under 1st Place

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 75 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Michael Pugh, 1st Place, 70 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Michael Pugh, 2nd Place, 70 Pounds, 12 & Under

* Jonny Jackson, 2nd Place, 49 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Alexander Sohn, 2nd Place, 46 Pounds, 6 & Under

* Tyler Phillips, 3rd Place, 100 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Hunter Jones, 2nd Place, 58 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place, 100 Pounds, 12 & Under

* John Sohn, 1st Place, 90 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Jackson Marchant, 2nd Place, 75 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Isaac DuBose, 4th Place, 55 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Tucker Mann, 4th Place, 100 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Nain Vazuez, 4th Place, 40 Pounds, 6 & Under

* William Griffin, 2nd Place, 92 Pounds, 12 & Under

* Kevin Knox, 2nd Place, 70 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Collin Condit, 2nd Place, 100 Pounds, 12 & Under

* Nicholas Kurfess, 3rd Place, 100 Pounds, 12 & Under

March 8th, 2008

2nd Annual River Valley Rumble Youth Wrestling Tournament 2008, Russellville, AR

* Joshua Ayliffe, 1st Place, 61 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Hunter Jones, 2nd Place, 58 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Alexander Sohn, 1st Place, 46 Pounds, 6 & Under

* Joshua Best, 1st Place, 70 Pounds, 10 & Under

* Jackson Marchant, 1st Place, 75 Pounds, 10 & Under

* John Sohn, 1st Place, 90 Pounds, 8 & Under

* Nicholas Kurfess, 2nd Place, 100 Pounds, 12 & Under

April 4-6th, 2008

Brute-Adidas Nationals Wrestling Tournament 2008, Kansas City, MO

The Mighty Bluebirds have 7 All-Americans at Brute Adidas Nationals.

The Mighty Bluebirds had 7 wrestlers become All Americans at the 2008 Brute Adidas National Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri on April 4-6th. Layne Hatcher led the way winning his second consecutive National Championship as a 2nd grader in the 76 pound division. Jackson Marchant became a two time All-American when he took 4th place at 75 pounds in the 4th grade division. Joshua Ayliffe became a two time All-American taking 6th place in the 3rd grade 60 pound division. First time All-Americans were Michael Pugh in the 4th grade division at 70 pounds, Tyler Mann 5th place at 100 pounds in the 6th grade division, Tyler Phillips 5th place at 100 pounds in the 6th grade division, and Tucker Mann 5th place at 108 pounds in the 5th grade division.

* Layne Hatcher wins second National Championship in 2nd grade 76 pounds Division

* Jackson Marchant and Joshua Ayliffe become Two Time All-Americans.

* Jackson Marchant was 4th place in the 4th grade 75 lbs Division.

* Joshua Ayliffe was 6th place, 3rd grade at 60 lbs Division.

First Time All-Americans:

* Michael Pugh was 4th place in 4th grade at 70 lbs.

* Tyler Phillips was 5th place 6th grade at 100 lbs.

* Tucker Mann was 5th place, 5th grade at 108 lbs.

* Tyler Mann was 5th place, 6th grade at 100 lbs.

November 1, 2008

4th Annual Pryor Tournament, Pryor, OK

* Layne Hatcher – 1st Place 10 & Under, 85 pounds Division

* Layne Hatcher – 1st Place 10 & Under, 90 pounds Division

* Joshua Ayliffe – 1st Place 10 & Under, 67 pounds Division

* Hunter Jones – 1st Place 12 & Under, 67 pounds Division

* Jonny Jackson – 1st Place 8 & Under, 49 pounds Division

* Alexander Sohn – 1st Place 6 & Under, 52 pounds Division

November 22, 2008

Mayhem in Memphis, Memphis, TN

* Layne Hatcher – 1st Place 10 & Under, 80 pounds Division

* Layne Hatcher – 1st Place 10 & Under, 87 pounds Division

* Joshua Ayliffe – 2nd Place 10 & Under, 60 pounds Division

* Joshua Ayliffe – 4th Place 10 & Under, 70 pounds Division

* Michael Pugh- 1st Place 12 & Under, 75 pounds Division

* Michael Pugh- 1st Place 12 & Under, 80/85 pounds Division

* Hunter Jones- 1st Place 10 & Under, 65 pounds Division

* Tucker Mann- 1st Place 10 & Under, 115 pounds Division

* Tyler Mann – 2nd Place 12 & Under, 112 pounds Division

* Cooper Griffin – 3rd Place 10 & Under, 95/100 pounds Division

* William Griffin – 4th Place 12 & Under, 105 pounds Division

* Nain Vazquez- 1st Place 6 & Under, 45 pounds Division

* Jonny Jackson – 1st Place 8 & Under, 50/55 pounds Division

* Michael Crockett- 3rd Place 10 & Under, 75 pounds Division

* John Sohn- 2nd Place 10 & Under, 90 pounds Division

* Alexander Sohn- 1st Place 6 & Under, 50 pounds Division

December 7, 2008

Western Stars Season Kickoff Open Tournament

* Tyler Mann – 1st Place 12 & Under, 110 pounds Division

* Layne Hatcher- 2nd Place 10 & Under, 80 pounds Division

December 13, 2008

Wildcat X-treme Team Youth Wrestling Tournament

* Hunter Jones-2nd Place 12 and under 65 pounds

* Cooper Griffen-1st Place 10 and under 95 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe-3rd Place12 and under 65 pounds and 3rd Place 10 and under 65 pounds

* Alexander Sohn-3rd Place 8 and under 50 pounds and 3rd Place 6 and under 50 pounds

* Nain Vasquez-2nd Place 8 and under 45 pounds and 1st Place 6 and under 45 pounds

* Joshua Best-2nd Place12 and under 75 pounds

* John Sohn-3rd Place 10 and under 90 pounds

* William Griffin-2nd Place 12 and under 102 pounds