Hillsboro High School graduate and Adams County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandan Holliday wins gold medal at Ohio Police and Fire Games


Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday stands in front of Victory MMA in Canton on Wednesday. Holliday won the traditional wrestling gold medal at the annual Ohio Police and Fire Games.


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Hillsboro resident Brandan Holliday wrestles during the finals of the traditional wrestling event as part of the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton.


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Brandan Holliday poses with the second and third place finishers in the Ohio Police and Fire Games traditional wrestling event.


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Hillsboro graduate Brandan Holliday receives his gold medal from the referee after winning the traditional wrestling event at the Ohio Police and Fire Games.


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Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday faces off against his opponent at the beginning of their traditional wrestling match at the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton.


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The Ohio Police and Fire Games is an annual event held in a different location in Ohio the second week of June. The Games have been held, under various names, continually since 1977.

The Board of Directors selects the Host City, and the Host Agency then selects an Overall Coordinator to organize the Games in his/her city.

The Games offer more than 35 events to participants, with local first responders coordinating the events.

The Games draw competitors not only from all over the state of Ohio, but also from other states, and other countries.

This year Deputy Brandan Holliday from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office competed in Traditional wrestling competition on June 14, 2017 at Victory MMA, 1223 30t St NW, Canton, OH 44709.

Deputy Holliday weighed in at 182 and competed in the semi-finals against Greene Fire Department firefighter Dave Montgomery weighing in at 210. Deputy Holliday won that match with a 3-1 decision which moved him to the final match with Tipp City Firefighter Ric Leon who weighed in at 220. Deputy Holliday won this match 5 to 3 decision making him the 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Traditional Wrestling Champion.

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Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday stands in front of Victory MMA in Canton on Wednesday. Holliday won the traditional wrestling gold medal at the annual Ohio Police and Fire Games.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_Holliday-Champ.jpgAdams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday stands in front of Victory MMA in Canton on Wednesday. Holliday won the traditional wrestling gold medal at the annual Ohio Police and Fire Games. Submitted photo

Hillsboro resident Brandan Holliday wrestles during the finals of the traditional wrestling event as part of the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_IMG_6332.jpgHillsboro resident Brandan Holliday wrestles during the finals of the traditional wrestling event as part of the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton. Submitted photo

Brandan Holliday poses with the second and third place finishers in the Ohio Police and Fire Games traditional wrestling event.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_IMG_6355.jpgBrandan Holliday poses with the second and third place finishers in the Ohio Police and Fire Games traditional wrestling event. Submitted photo

Hillsboro graduate Brandan Holliday receives his gold medal from the referee after winning the traditional wrestling event at the Ohio Police and Fire Games.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_IMG_6356.jpgHillsboro graduate Brandan Holliday receives his gold medal from the referee after winning the traditional wrestling event at the Ohio Police and Fire Games. Submitted photo

Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday faces off against his opponent at the beginning of their traditional wrestling match at the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/06/web1_IMG_6329.jpgAdams County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Holliday faces off against his opponent at the beginning of their traditional wrestling match at the Ohio Police and Fire Games in Canton. Submitted photo