Wrestlers Take Multiple Medals

More than a third of the Hart wrestlers who took part in last weekend's Tri-Valley Wrestling League finals won medals. The competition was stiff with more than 200 middle school students from 12 schools competing. Twenty of Hart's 23 wrestlers took part in the finals at Livermore's Granada High School.
 
Medal winners are:
6th grade
Jacob Richey -- bronze
 
7th grade
Louie Desprez -- silver
 
8th grade
Conner Brown -- fourth place
Cal Dutrow -- silver
Riley Edsen -- silver
Dillon Gilbreth -- gold
Kevin Thompson -- bronze
 
These wrestlers won medals at a tournament at Harvest Park on April 5:
6th grade
Jacob Richey -- gold
 
7th grade
Kyle Batoy -- silver
Louie Desprez -- fourth place
Zack Wilner -- gold
 
8th grade
Conner Brown -- fourth place
Jeff Deike -- bronze
Cal Dutrow -- gold
Dillon Gilbreth -- bronze
Max Johnston -- silver
 
The event is the season finale. The team is saying goodbye to head coach Rik Kretzinger, who just completed his 11th year in the league. The team also says goodbye to three coaches from local high schools -- Theo Dutrow and Derrick Buffi, who coached at Hart for four years, and Danny Harizal, a two-year Hart coach, are all headed to four-year universities. Their efforts for the team made a huge difference. The team wishes all four coaches the best of luck in their future endeavors!
 
Congratulations to the entire wrestling team for an outstanding season!
 
Pictured Above: Wrestlers Dillon Gilbreth, Cal Dutrow, Kevin Thompson and Riley Edsen show off their medals at the finals.
 
Posted April 14, 2008