The Trojan Warrior Elite Wrestling Club took twelve wrestlers to the Iowa USA Youth Wrestling Super Regional Championships tournament in Waterloo on January 15, 2012. Participants from Iowa's four regional meets will meet at the Iowa USA Youth Wrestling Super State Championships in the UNI-Dome on January 29th. The top 4 place winners were awarded medals, though all wrestlers may elect to compete at the State meet in Cedar Falls.
After tough competition all day, the Trojans brought home six medals. Taking 2nd place was Logan Arp, Bantam Division 55 (5-2, 6-0, 5-9). Four wrestlers earned bronze medals: Brayden Smith, Intermediate Division 70 (LBF 1:40, WBF 1:17, WBF 0:21, WBF 1:35, 11-7, 11-1); Tanner Probasco, Novice Division 80 (WBF 1:26, 6-9, WBF 1:29, WBF 0:34); Colton Vest, Novice Division 95 (1-3, WBF 1:10, WBF 0:50, WBF 1:02, WBF 0:45); Bailey Chyma, Middle School Division 140 (WBF 0:17, WBF 2:03, 0-6, 7-0, WBF 2:44). Tanner Walz brought home a 4th place finish in Novice Division 100 (0-7, 4-8, 6-5). Other Trojan wrestlers competing were: Boden Koehler, Bantam Division 60 (LBF 2:58, 8-10 OT); Payton Vest, Intermediate Division 70 (LBF 1:16, 4-12); Garrett Arp, Novice Division 70 (4-13, LBF 1:03); Jaret Probasco, Middle School Division 95 (LBF 1:23, LBF 0:53); Lansin Lacina, Middle School Division 102 (LBF 1:42, 4-7); Ruben Garcia, Middle School Division 125 (LBF 0:50, 2-9).
Pictured, left to right, Front row: Brayden Smith, Payton Vest, Garrett Arp, Logan Arp, and Boden Koehler. Back row: Colton Vest, Ruben Garcia, Jaret Probasco, Bailey Chyma, Lansin Lacina, Tanner Walz and Tanner Probasco. -Photo provided