Local wrestler dominates national circuit
|Caleb Williams squares off in his semi-final match at the Bighorn Nationals in Loveland Colo. |
Caleb Williams has been very busy destroying the national competition all across the United States. The Price resident has blown away the competition at four national tournaments over the past month placing first and rarely being scored on in all four.
Williams journey began in Denver, Colo. at the Rocky Mountain National Wrestling Tournament. Dubbed the "Monster Match" this tournament included participants from 39 of the 50 states and 1,400 total wrestlers. Williams pinned four of five opponents in Denver. He wrestled a Golden Gear Champion for the title and won.
His next tournament was also in Colorado at Loveland's Bighorn Nationals. Williams won all four matches by pin and was not scored on the entire tournament.
Riding high after his stellar performance in Loveland, Williams traveled to Tulsa, Okla. for the Cliff Keen Kick Off Classic. It was in Tulsa the Williams would see his toughest competition in the form of Jabari Moody from Illinois. Moody is a member of the World All-Star team and has won the Trinity Award. He is nationally recognized as the cream of the crop in his weight class. To Williams he was just another opponent Williams bested him nine to seven in an overtime thriller.
To finish out the month Williams again went undefeated at Reno's Cliff Keen Nationals to bring home the gold.