Bayard wrestlers bring home 5th place for WTC
By Grace Burry
Thursday, January 4, the Bayard wrestlers traveled to Morrill to compete in the Western Trails Conference meet. As a team they placed 5th. Each member of the team fought hard for the team. In the 113 class Daemon Avilez placed 6th. In the 120 class, Hunter Kildow placed second and scored 10.00 points for the team. 126 class Alex Araujo was conference champion and scored 21.50 points. In the 132 weight class, Mitch McKibbin also was conference champion and scored 22.50 points. For the 132 weight class for JV Luke Dalbey placed 2nd. 138 weight class, Christian Leonard placed 4th and scored 11.00 points. For 170, Karsen Hunter placed 2nd and scored 24.00 points for Bayard. Steven Tobacco wrestled in the 182 weight class and got 2nd. He scored 11.00 points. Konner Jones, 285, placed 5th and scored 4.00 points. All points combined they put together a score of 104.0. Christian Leonard is a freshman at BHS. His record is 10-11. Leonard said, “The hardest part about the day was how long it took. It was all day.” All wrestlers were exhausted after the day and were glad they got to come home. Leonard believes that the Bayard community is a great support system. Parents, students, and coaches attended the meet to watch them perform the best they can and they all appreciate it. Leonard said, “As the day ended I feel I did the best I could do.” Congratulations to all the Bayard wrestlers for their performances at WTC.