Bulldogs finish at the top of the first Bulldog Bash

TAKE FIRST PLACE–Local wrestling club, the Southern Illinois Bulldogs, took first place at the Bulldog Bash, a tournament they hosted at Red Bud High School.

On Dec. 17, the Southern Illinois Bulldogs held their first annual tournament, the inaugural Bulldog Bash.

Twenty-five teams brought a total of 350 wrestlers ranging in age from 4 to 14 from Illinois and Missouri to the event.

The tournament was held at Red Bud High School and both gymnasiums were utilized. There were approximately 850 matches held that day.

For more from the tournament, please see this week’s print edition.