Submitted by Aaron Boucher Mount Vernon seventh-grade wrestler Brock Blankenhorn, front left, and Medina Highland eighth grader Ayden Boucher, front right, pose with the Hornets’ second-place trophy at the Ohio Athletic Commission Junior High State Duals wrestling championships at Worthington Kilbourne High School on Feb. 24. Also pictured are, from left, fathers Adam Blankenhorn and Aaron Boucher and grandfather Jeff Boucher.

Submitted by Aaron Boucher

Mount Vernon seventh-grade wrestler Brock Blankenhorn, front left, and Medina Highland eighth grader Ayden Boucher, front right, pose with the Hornets’ second-place trophy at the Ohio Athletic Commission Junior High State Duals wrestling championships at Worthington Kilbourne High School on Feb. 24. Also pictured are, from left, fathers Adam Blankenhorn and Aaron Boucher and grandfather Jeff Boucher.

WORTHINGTON — On Feb. 24, Mount Vernon seventh-grade wrestler Brock Blankenhorn took part in the Ohio Athletic Commission Junior High State Duals wrestling championships at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

As Mount Vernon did not enter a team in the tournament, Blankenhorn competed for Medina Highland, invited to the meet by head coach and former Mount Vernon wrestler Aaron Boucher, a former teammate of Blankenhorn’s father, Adam, from 1991-94.

Blankenhorn, wrestling in the 74-pound class, and coach Boucher’s son, Ayden (84 pounds), an eighth grader for Highland, each went 4-0 for the tournament to help Highland to a second-place team finish in Division I. St. Paris Graham defeated the Hornets, 56-30, in the championship match, after Highland had previously defeated Fremont Ross (78-18), Oregon Clay (75-23) and Springboro (52-36) to reach the finals.

Blankenhorn and Boucher will compete in the OAC Junior High Individual State Wrestling Championship in Youngstown this Saturday and Sunday.

 

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