February 29th, 2024

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Saturday, Feb. 3, Liberal Wrestling Club traveled to Borger, Texas, for the Battle for the Bling wrestling tournament.

First place for this tournament received a ring for their accomplishments and Liberal brought home eight.

Wrestlers receiving those rings were Jonathan Barragan, Landon Castilleja, Iovani Chavez, Julian Gonzalez, Ian Holcomb, Elias Holcomb, Juan Mata and Dominic Vega.

Other results were as follows: 

• Lorelai McKim - second

• Lucas Montoya - second

• Max Gomez - third

• Aiden Montoya - third

• Jacob Perez - third

• Ian Holcomb - third

• Layla Robertson - fifth and third 

• Kaysen Del Real - third 

• Marcos Gomez - sixth

• Juan Mata - third

• Elias Holcomb - second

• Imauri Eikenberry - third x2

• Jonathon Del Real - second

• Chevy-Lee Allen - second x2

• Denzel Rodrigo - second

• Briggin Macias - third

• Alyvia Holcomb - second

• Camilla Tarango - second

Liberal Wrestling will host Battle in the West Saturday, Feb. 10 at LHS. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. Fifty-five wrestlers from Liberal will be wrestling along with 400 wrestlers from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. Admission is free and the community is invited to come support the youth wrestlers.

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