Collinsville’s Colby Houle finished third at the Super 32 Challenge, a national caliber wrestling tournament, on Oct. 16 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Houle finished third at 120 pounds in the middle school division.
The Super 32 Challenge is a high-level tournament for high school wrestlers. Last weekend’s event had more than 1,700 wrestlers in the high school competition along with 160 wrestlers who are nationally ranked in their weight classes.
The tournament also features a girls wrestling division, a middle school division along with wrestling for 11 and 8 year old wrestlers.
Houle, an eighth grade student who is home schooled, went 5-1 in the tournament at 120, winning several close matches.
He beat New York’s Camryn Howard in the quarterfinals, 2-0 before dropping a 13-3 decision in the semifinals. In the consolation round, he beat Ohio’s Blace Van Gundy, 2-1 and topped West Virginia’s Stephen Myers, 1-0 in the ultimate tiebreaker to finish third.
Houle is training with The Refinery wrestling club out of Danbury.