Horn is Dixie Nationals mat champion

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By The Staff

Indian Land youth wrestler Joshua Horn has captured another national title.
The 11-year-old went 5-0 in the 12 and under division at the Dixie Nationals American Crown in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 28-29.
All five wins were pins, earrning him the Most Valuable Wrestler title in the 95-pound weight class. He was also named an All-American Wrestler for the eighth time.


The Dixie Nationals, sanctioned by USA Wrestling, is one of a series of five events in the America Crown National Wrestling Series. To win the America Crown National Championship, a wrestler must win the Liberty Nationals in St. Joseph, Mo., and two of the other four events, such as the Dixie Nationals.
Joshua has wrestled for the Indian Land Wrestling Club for seven years. The club is managed by Troy Yegge, and coached by Tom Campbell and Tom Hutto.
Horn is a fifth-grader at Indian Land Elementary School. He is the son of Ted and Carrie Horn of Indian Land and the grandson of Linda Horn of Fort Mill.
He also represents the South Carolina, competing nationally with Team Palmetto.