Parker Elliott crowned as 8U/100 State Champion
After coming out of the Region C tournament as a 1 seed, Parker Elliott proved his worth at the annual MO/USA State Championships at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
Parker drew a 4 seed in his first match and wrestled strong, pinning his Quest Wrestling opponent 20 seconds into the 3rd period. In his second match, Parker faced a tough opponent out of Bronco Wrestling Club and won the decision 4-0. In the semi-finals, Parker faced what many thought would be the 2016 State Champion out of Team Central Wrestling. Parker avenged one of his few losses of the regular season by wrestling a very technical match, taking the decision 4-0.
These wins on Saturday set up a final match on Sunday against a 3rd seed that had wrestled strong on the top side of the bracket. Parker wrestled the finals match well, only giving up two points after the match was well in-hand; holding off a final shot attempt to seal the 8U/100 title.
Congratulations Parker, we know you’ll see more podiums in the future!
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