‘The Pound’ wrestler wins youth state championship
Representing Ramona Wrestling Club — “The Pound,” brothers Ryan and Tyler Badgett competed in the annual California USA Kids Folkstyle Championships in Fresno with Tyler Badgett bringing home a championship.
Tyler, 12, a four-year wrestler weighing in at 95 pounds, dominated the older novice bracket. After watching his brother compete in his first match with Oakdale doing an illegal freestyle move, Tyler’s adrenaline was rushing and he was determined to bring home the gold, according to his coach and father, Eddie Badgett.
Below are Tyler’s results:
Champ Round 1: Tyler Badgett over Martinez (Shafer Youth Wrestling), fall :23.
Champ Round 2: Tyler Badgett over Tene (Bronco Elite), fall :20.
Quarterfinal: Tyler Badgett over Lamson (El Dorado Hills), major 10-0.
Semifinal: Tyler Badgett over Provins (Unattached), fall :58.
First Place: Tyler Badgett over Bowman (USA Pounders WC), fall :56.
“I accomplished seven out of 10 goals this season, I feel great,” said Tyler after the meet.
Ryan, age 9, is also a four-year wrestler. He weighed in at 65 pounds and competed as a younger intermediate where he had a stacked bracket. Ryan went 2 and 2 at the championships.
Last year Ryan placed sixth at state. Eddie Badgett said he is looking forward to training Ryan on improving his technique.
“Ryan is indeed very aggressive and intimidating on the whistle. I am very proud of his matches. He left it all on the mat,” said Eddie Badgett.
“My goal with Tyler is to find him competition where he will be beat,” added his father.
Coach Badgett runs the Youth Wrestling Club, the junior high school wrestling program, and is the head coach for freshmen at Ramona High School.
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