Eighth grader Hayden Krein traveled to Richmond, Va. this past weekend to compete in the 13th Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals. The VAC features wrestlers from over 30 states and is considered one of the top age group duals in the country. Krein wrestled 10 times from Friday through Sunday and finished with a record of 7-3. Those seven wins included five pins, one technical fall and a forfeit. In the three matches Krein lost, they were pretty close. He suffered a 5-4 loss to Robbie Patrick of Team Pennsylvania, a 4-2 sudden victory loss to Utah’s Brock Hardy who is considered the top-ranked wrestler at his weight by USA Wrestling and a 6-4 loss to Texas Dynamite’s Braeden Redlin who entered the tournament as one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the country at his weight class. In other words, Krein wrestled some tough competition over the weekend for the Wisconsin All Stars.
Let’s see how he did in his seven matches…
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Parkar Utley (Ohio Titans) Fall 1:30
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Nick Florschutz (Team PA Blue) TF 15-0
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Marcus Suri (Jr Terps Black) Fall 0:17
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Connor Beard (North East Xtreme) Fall 0:52
135 – Robbie Patrick (Team PA Gold) over Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) Dec 5-4
135 – Braeden Redlin (Texas Dynamite) over Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) SV-1 6-4
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Alex Hirschfield (NJ Scorpions Gold) Fall 0:23
135 – Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) over Riley Westlake (Bellator) Fall 1:23
135 – Brock Hardy (Team Utah) over Hayden Krein (Wisconsin Allstars) Dec 4-2
On a team level, the Wisconsin All-Stars went 5-3 on the day to finish in 5th place. They finished 2-1 in their pool, which determined which group they would wrestle later in the tournament and then rounded out the tournament with a 3-2 record to finish 5-1 overall. Here is how the Wisconsin All Stars did on a match-by-match basis.
PA Gold – 58 – Wisconsin All Stars 9
Wisconsin All Stars 36 – Bellator 30
Wisconsin All Stars 57 – Ohio Titans 13
Wisconsin All Stars 39 – Jr Terps Black 33
Texas Dynamite 45 – Wisconsin All Stars 22
Wisconsin All Stars 47 – Michigan Blue 9
Wisconsin All Stars 39 – Team Utah 37
NJ Scorpions Gold 36 – Wisconsin All Stars 34
North East Xtreme 33 – Wisconsin All Stars 30
Congrats to Hayden and the Wisconsin All Stars on a great tournament.