2009 Wrestling Tournament Summaries


January 3, 2009

4-State Ultimate Challenge Wrestling Tournament

* Hunter Jones-2nd Place 12 and under 64 pounds

* Jackson Marchant -3rd Place 10 and under 85 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe-2nd Place10 and under 67 pounds and 4th Place 12 and under 67 pounds

* Alexander Sohn-2nd Place 6 and under 49 pounds

* Nain Vasquez-2nd Place 6 and under 43 pounds

* Joshua Best-1st Place12 and under 73 pounds

* Joshua Best-3rd Place10 and under 73 pounds

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

* Layne Hatcher-1st Place 10 and under 80 pounds

* Michael Crockett-4th Place 10 and under 73 pounds

* Michael Pugh-2nd Place12 and under 76 pounds

* Jonny Jackson-2nd Place 8 and under 52 pounds and 3rd Place 10 and under 52 pounds

* Tyler Mann – 2nd Place15 and under 120 pounds

* Tyler Mann – 3rd Place 12 and under 120 pounds

January 16-17, 2009

Cliff Keen Tulsa Nationals, Tulsa, OK

* John Sohn-1st Place 10 and under 90 pounds, Tulsa Nationals Novice Champion

* Alexander Sohn-3rd Place 6 and under 52 pounds, Tulsa Nationals Novice

* Michael Crockett-1st Place 10 and under 73 pounds, Tulsa Nationals Novice Champion

* Andrew Elam-4th Place12 and under 130 pounds, Tulsa Nationals All-American

* Cooper Griffin -2nd Place10 and under 100 pounds

* William Griffin -3rd Place12 and under 105 pounds

* Hunter Jones – 3rd Place 12 and under 64 pounds

January 24, 2009

3rd Annual Mighty Bluebird Invitational, Little Rock, AR

* Michael Pugh-1st Place 10 and under 76 pounds, 1st Place 12 and Under 76 pounds, Most Pins Award

* Layne Hatcher-1st Place 10 and under 80 pounds, 2nd Place 12 and Under 80 pounds, Outstanding Wrestler Award

* Jackson Marchant -1st Place12 and under 80 pounds, 2nd Place 10 & Under 80 pounds

* Nain Vazquez-1st Place 6 and under 40 pounds, Quickest Pin Award, Most Pins Award, & Outstanding Wrestler Award

* Michael Crockett-1st Place 12 and under 73 pounds, 2nd Place 10 and Under 73 pounds, 2nd Place 10 and Under 77 pounds

* Hunter Jones-2nd Place 12 and under 73 pounds, 3rd Place 12 and Under 76 pounds

* Cooper Griffin -1st Place 10 and under 110 pounds, 2nd Place 10 and Under 120 pounds, 3rd Place 10 and Under 100 pounds

* William Griffin -1st Place 12 and under 105 pounds

* Alexander Sohn -1st Place 6 and under 50-55 pounds

* John Sohn -4th Place 10 and under 80-90 pounds

* John Sohn -1st Place 10 and under 90-105 pounds

* Jonny Jackson -1st Place 8 and under 48-58 pounds, Most Pins Award & Outstanding Wrestler Award

* Jonny Jackson -2nd Place 10 and under 52-58 pounds

* Joshua Best -1st Place 10 and under 73 pounds, Quickest Pin Award

* Tucker Mann, 1st Place 12 and under 110 pounds

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place 12 and under 120 pounds, Named Outstanding Wrestler

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place 15 and under 120 pounds

* Kevin Knox – 3rd Place 10 and under 80 pounds

* Kevin Knox – 3rd Place 12 and under 80 pounds

* Isaac DuBose, 1st Place 8 and under 70 pounds

February 28, 2009

3rd Annual River Valley Riot, Russellville, AR

* Kevin Knox – 1st Place 10 and under 80-90 pounds

* John Sohn- 2nd Place 10 and under 80-90 pounds

February 28, 2009

Liberty Nationals, Kansas City, MO

* Cameron Boardman – 1st Place 10 & Under 85 pounds

* Michael Crockett 2nd Place Novice 75 pounds

The Rumble In Rogers, Rogers, AR

March 7, 2009

Mighty Bluebirds Win 3rd Place OVERALL as a TEAM!

* Michael Crockett- 1st Place 10 and under 76 pounds

* Michael Crockett- 2nd Place 12 and under 76-80 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe, 1st Place 10 and under 64/67 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe, 2nd Place 12 and under 64/67 pounds

* Jonny Jackson, 1st Place 8 and under 52 pounds

* William Griffin, 3rd Place 12 and under 100-105 pounds

* Cooper Griffin, 2nd Place 10 and under 95-100 pounds

Arkansas State Youth Wrestling Championships, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR

March 14, 2009

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place Middle School 120 pounds, State Champion

* Cooper Griffin, 1st Place Novice 95 pounds, State Champion

* John Sohn, 2nd Place Novice 90 pounds

* Cameron Boardman, 2nd Place Novice 85 pounds

* Julian Franceur, 3rd Place Novice 85 pounds

* Jackson Marchant, 1st Place Novice 80 pounds, State Champion

* Michael Pugh, 1st Place Novice 75 pounds, State Champion

* Michael Crockett, 2nd Place Novice 75 pounds

* Tucker Mann, 2nd Place Novice 112 pounds

* Hunter Jones, 1st Place, Novice 65 pounds, State Champion

* Joshua Best, 1st Place, Novice 70 pounds, State Champion

* Joshua Ayliffe, 3rd Place, Novice 70 pounds

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, Intermediate 87 pounds, State Champion

* Isaac DuBose, 1st Place, Intermediate 70 pounds, State Champion

* Jonny Jackson, 1st Place, Intermediate 50 pounds, State Champion

* Nain Vazquez, 1st Place, Bantam 45 pounds, State Champion

* Alexander Sohn, 1st Place Bantam 55 pounds, State Champion

* William Griffin, 2nd Place Middle School 105 pounds

Brute Adidas Nationals, Kansas City, MO

April 3-5th, 2009

Arkansas Wrestlers Fair Very Well at Brute Adidas Nationals

Two National Champions and 13 All Americans crowned.

Arkansas wrestlers did extremely well at the Brute Adidas Nationals held in Kansas City, MO on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The Brute Adidas Nationals is unique in that it is a tournament where you wrestle only other wrestlers in your grade. The Championships run from 1st grade through 12th grade. Arkansas wrestlers did very well in this tournament with 1st grader, Nain Vasquez, winning his first National Championship at 43 pounds and Layne Hatcher winning his 3rd consecutive National Championship winning the 3rd grade, 85 pound division. Other members of the Mighty Bluebirds who were named All American include, Michael Pugh 3rd Place fifth grade 75 lbs, Joshua Ayliffe 4th Place fourth grade 65 lbs, Michael Crockett 7th Place fourth grade 75 lbs, Tyler Mann 3rd Place seventh grade 120 lbs, Tucker Mann 3rd Place sixth grade 112 lbs., Hunter Jones 3rd Place sixth grade 65 lbs, Cameron Boardman 6th Place fourth grade 85 lbs, and Jackson Marchant 4th Place fifth grade 80 lbs.

In the high school division, Pat Smith took 15 wrestlers to the Brute Adidas Nationals a year ago and came back with only four wins. In 2009 he took 15 wrestlers and came back with 17 wins and 4 wrestlers were named All American. All Americans included Ben Cline 6th Place eleventh grade, 133 lbs, Jared Pflasterer 3rd Place twelfth grade HWT, Michael Reynolds, 7th Place eleventh grade 128 lbs, and Adolphe Stephens 7th Place eleventh grade 174 lbs.

Brute Adidas Nationals is a great measure of how Arkansas stacks up with the rest of the country. The bottom line is Arkansas wrestlers are improving and improving fast. Almost every wrestler in the tournament was competitive from Arkansas and we certainly held our own going better than .500 throughout the tournament. The Arkansas Wrestling Academy and the Mighty Bluebirds look forward to going back next year to see how much further they’ve come.

* Michael Crockett, 7th Place 4th grade, 75 pounds, All American

* Tyler Mann, 3rd Place 7th grade 120 pounds, All American

* Tucker Mann, 3rd Place 6th grade 112 pounds, All American

* Hunter Jones, 3rd Place, 6th grade 65 pounds, All American

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 3rd grade 85 pounds, National Champion, All American

* Joshua Ayliffe, 4th Place, 4th grade 65 pounds, All American

* Cameron Boardman, 6th Place, 4th grade, 85 pounds, All American

* Nain Vazquez, 1st Place, 1st grade 43 pounds, National Champion, All American

* Michael Pugh, 3rd Place 5th grade 75 pounds, All American

* Jackson Marchant, 4th Place 5th grade 80 pounds, All American

Altus Youth Tournament, Altus, OK

October 17th, 2009

* Tyler Mann, 2nd Place 15 & Under 120 pounds, 3-1

* Hunter Jones, 5th Place, 12 & Under 70 pounds, 1-2

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 10 & Under 100 pounds, 3-0

* Layne Hatcher, 3rd Place, 12 & Under 100 pounds, 2-1

* Joshua Ayliffe, 5th Place, 10 Man Bracket, 2-2

* Joshua Ayliffe, 3rd Place, 12 & Under, 73 pounds, 1-2

* Michael Pugh, 3rd Place 12 & Under 84 pounds

* Jackson Marchant, 3rd Place 12 & Under 88 pounds, 2-2

Poteau Youth Wrestling Tournament, Poteau, OK

November 7th, 2009

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place 15 & Under 120 pounds

* Tucker Mann, 1st Place, 12 & Under 140 pounds

* Richard Buzzitta, 2nd Place, 12 & Under 92 pounds

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 10 & Under 100 pounds

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 12 & Under 96 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe, 1st Place, 10 & Under 73 pounds

* Joshua Ayliffe, 2nd Place, 12 & Under, 76 pounds

* Michael Pugh, 1st Place 12 & Under 84 pounds

* Jackson Marchant, 2nd Place 12 & Under 84 pounds

* Michael Crockett, 1st Place 10 & Under 75 pounds

* Michael Crockett, 1st Place 12 & Under 75 pounds

2009 Mayhem in Memphis, Memphis, TN

November 21st, 2009

* Alexander Sohn, 1st Place, Bantam, 55 pounds

* Richard Buzzitta, 1st Place, Novice, 90 pounds

* John Sohn, 3rd Place, Novice, 100 pounds

2009 Cliff Keen Kickoff Classic, Tulsa, OK

November 20th-21st, 2009

Vasquez and Hatcher Place 5th at Cliff Keen Nationals

Nain Vasquez and Layne Hatcher both placed 5th in the Cliff Keen Kickoff Classic tournament. The Cliff Keen tournament had wrestlers from 38 states and is considered one of the three toughest tournaments in the nation for wrestling. The best of the best show up for this tournament each year. The Bluebirds have been going to this tournament for three years and there have only been three Bluebird ever to place in the tournament. Nain Vasquez places for the first time this year with Layne Hatcher placing for the 2nd time having finished 4th in the Cliff Keen Kickoff Classic two years ago and Andrew Elam from Russellville placed in the Cliff Keen Kickoff Classic for the Bluebirds last year. Nain Vasquez competed in the 6 & Under 49 pound class and Layne Hatcher competed in the 10 & Under 100 pound class. Congratulations to these two wrestlers who have achieved All American status by placing in this tournament.

2009 Bixby Open, OK

November 28th, 2009

* Seth Spataro, 1st Place, Division III, 80 lbs.

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, Division III, 100 lbs.

* Tyler Mann, 2nd Place, 126 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 2nd Place, 73 lbs.

* Michael Crockett, Jr., 4th Place, 80 lbs.

* Hunter Jones, Division IV, 1st Place, 70 lbs.

* Layne Hatcher, 2nd place, Div. IV, 96 lbs.

Maumelle MatHogs Youth Wrestling Tournament

December 5th, 2009

Bluebirds…1st Place Team!

* Layne Hatcher, Outstanding Wrestler

* Cole White, 1st Place, 10 & Under, 55 lbs.

* Jackson Marchant, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 85 lbs.

* Hunter Jones, 1st Place, 15 & Under, 70 lbs.

* Hunter Jones, 2nd Place, 12 & Under, 70 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 10 & Under, 1st Place, 75 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 3rd Place, 12 & Under, 80 lbs.

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 10 & Under, 95lbs.

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 95 lbs.

* Kevin Knox, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 90 lbs.

* Tucker Mann, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 120 lbs.

* Richard Buzzitta, 1st Place, 10 & Under, 90 lbs.

* Richard Buzzitta, 2nd Place, 12 & Under, 90 lbs.

* Tyler Phillips, 2nd Place, 15 & Under, 128 lbs.

Seneca Youth Wrestling Tournament

December 6th, 2009

* Layne Hatcher, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 95 lbs.

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place, 15 & Under, 125 lbs.

* Andrew Elam, 1st Place, 15 & Under, 140 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 2nd Place, 10 & Under, 75 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 1st Place, 12 & Under, 75 lbs.

* Richard Buzzitta, 12 & Under, 2nd Place, 90 lbs.

* Cooper Griffin, 2nd Place, 12 & Under, 110 lbs.

* William Griffin, 2nd Place, 15 & Under, 125 lbs.

2009 Sapulpa Wrestling Club Annual Christmas Classic Open Wrestling Tournament

December 19th, 2009

* Layne Hatcher, 2nd Place, 10 & Under, 100 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 3rd Place, 10 & Under, 73 lbs.

* Jackson Marchant, 3rd Place, 84 lbs.

* Richard Buzzitta, 4th , 12 & Under, 92 lbs.

* Joshua Ayliffe, 4th Place, 12 & Under, 73 lbs.

* Layne Hatcher, 12 & Under, 1st Place, 96 lbs.

* Tyler Mann, 1st Place, 15 & Under, 120 lbs.