BUHL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Over the weekend about 30 teams participated in the Buhl Invitational featuring athletes from Idaho as well as Nevada.
We had a number of local athletes competing for a championship in their weight classes.
Unfortunately for Oakley's Levi Jackson, Dyllan Fuchs of Spring Creek pinned the junior Hornet in less than a minute in the 145 weight class.
In the 152 bout, an accomplished champion, who's also undefeated, Riggen Cordingley of North Fremont, held off freshman Derek Matthews of Declo in a 5-3 decision.
But Kade Orr easily handled Stetson Machen of Ririe, via technical fall. The sophomore Indian is now 26-0.
We spoke with Buhl head coach Fred Bartlett on his star wrestler as well as the tournament itself.
"His work ethic is what sets him apart from everybody else," Bartlett explained. "He's not the biggest guy, but he's putting in a lot of time and doing a good job with that." "He leads by example. Only being a sophomore, he's still a leader and who the kids look up to. It's cool."
On the tournament itself, "we've worked to get as many as 2A and 3A kids to this tournament, it's kind of a measuring stick of where you stand in the state. If you place here, you have a good shot at placing at state."
Orr was the only Magic Valley wrestler to win his respective weight class.
Spring Creek, Nevada ran away with the tournament. Of the local teams in the top ten, Buhl took fifth and Declo finished sixth.