Saturday, July 30, 2011
Future Club wrestler Hunter Ladnier takes down former Future Club team member and present North High wrestler, Jordan Gurrola
Ten months ago wrestler Hunter Ladnier made a commitment to himself, to his coach, and to his team: he was going to take first place at the California USA Dave Schultz KIDS Freestyle State Championship.
Last month in Fresno he did just that, claiming the championship title for the 105-pound weight class in the schoolboy division.
“He didn’t just pull it off,” said Ladnier’s coach, Rick Gurrola. “He destroyed.”
Rocketing through his preliminary matches, Ladnier met a close finish but pulled through in his seventh and final match against David San Miguel of Palomino Academy, with a decision of 4-3 in the first round and 6-5 in the second and final round.
(Photo by Ciley Carrington