Perry Junior Jays send four to AAU, four others to Super Pee Wee tourneys

Brady Welch, Cash Baxter and Hayden Splendore (front) will compete Saturday and Sunday at the Super Pee Wee state tourney, along with Ryker Norman (not pictured). Standing are Kalley Whelchel, Kassidy Atwell, Taylor Atwell and Hailey Peterson, who were in action last weekend at the AAU state tourney. All are members of the Junior Jays. Photo submitted.

DES MOINES — Four girls represented the Perry Junior Jays at the AAU youth state wrestling tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Sunday.

Eighth graders Taylor Atwell and Hailey Peterson were joined by seventh grader Kassidy Atwell and fourth grader Kalley Whelchel in participating at the large tourney.

Four other Perry youth will travel to Young Arena in Waterloo Mar. 2-3 for the Super Pee Wee state tourney.

Second graders Hayden Splendore and Brady Welch will hit the mats for the Junior Jays. They will be joined by teammate and first grader Cash Baxter and kindergarten student Ryker Norman.

The Junior Jays are coached by Jeremy Atwell, Mike Peterson, Danny Splendore, Kyle Baxter, Shaun Welch, Matt Norman, T.J. Maylum, Nick Fields, Daniel Britton and Jay Nelson.


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