ATLANTA – Bo and Keegan Bassett continue to rack up wrestling honors.
The brothers, who are students at Forest Hills Elementary School, each won titles at the USA Wrestling Kids Freestyle Nationals tournament in Atlanta on Sunday.
Bo won the 74-pound title in the novice division. He went 5-0 in the tournament, with victories over wrestlers from Maryland, Alabama, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Iowa. Four of them came through 10-0 technical falls, including the championship fight, where he beat Ryker Graff of Iowa. His only close game was a 6-6 win over Colorado’s Derek Barrows in the quarterfinals, which he won on criteria.
Keegan won the 63-pound intermediate crown with a 4-0 record. His victories were won by opponents from Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. His title came via a 6-6 victory, criterion over Nico DeSalvo.
The brothers also won All-America honors in Greco-Roman, where Bo placed second and Keegan third.
Earlier this season, they each had an impressive series of tournaments in Pennsylvania. They have each won state titles in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Bo has completed this trifecta three years in a row while Keegan has done it twice.