Brodie Gorder Memorial Tournament March 11-12

The Brodie Gorder Memorial Iron Eagle Wrestling Duals & Invitational tournament will be Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12 at the Sidney High School. Brodie was a dear child from our community who was killed tragically in an ATV accident at age 8, in 2013.

This is the 9th year of the tournament. It began in 2015. There will be 18 teams in duals and close to 30 teams will be competing in the individual rounds. There are teams coming from all across Montana as well as the Dakota Rattlers from Minot and the Dakota Storm from Tioga. This wrestling tournament will be one of their fundraisers and 100% of the funds raised are given back to the community. "Last year we gave out the most scholarships to date. This year we have eight scholarships available to any youth across Montana. We love to see kids that have wrestled in Brodie's tournaments apply, but they are available to all," said Lisa Gorder, Brodie's mother.

They also give athletic and camp grant opportunities to youth in our community. They donate 4-H animal projects so that kids can have opportunities to learn like Brodie and their other children did. They have also donated to community projects and recently helped with the new bleachers at Central School. Kids can also work concessions to earn money for special trips. "We truly love giving back to our community", said Lisa. This year is bittersweet for Shane and Lisa. It would've been Brodie's senior year, and they have watched his friends walk through life milestones. "It is hard at times, but we love to watch his friends in all of their accomplishments. Soon it will be graduation," said Gorder.

Wrestling starts Saturday at 8 a.m. There will be sportsmanship awards, quick pin shirts and trophies, outstanding wrestling awards, medals, iron eagle undefeated jackets, camp sponsorships, and more. When they were asked why they keep doing this and what helps them continue to have strength to do this, Lisa stated, "The answer is simple. It's our community.

When we lost Brodie the entire area and beyond helped lift us up. Now we are giving back."


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