Herald Staff Report
ERIE, Ill. —
Erie/Prophetstown placed third and qualified six individuals for the district meet, while Morrison placed fourth and had five wrestlers advance Saturday at the Illinois Class 1A Erie Regional tournament.
Jared Cole (145 pounds) and Nick Williams (170) won titles for the host Panthers. Erie/Prophetstown had four other finalists who also advanced to this weekend’s Byron Sectional. Josh Bowling (126), Grady Todd (132), Josh Wheeler (138) and Dylan Binon (152) were runners-up.
Morrison also won a pair of titles. Joe Eads won at 106 and Austin Keller won at 160. Taking second for the Mustangs were Cody Vanderlaan at 113 and Austin Shoup at 182, while Tyler Todd was third at 285.
Fulton also had one wrestler advance to the sectional meet. Cole Grant took third at 126 pounds.
Steven Balk advanced to the semifinals at 285 for the Steamers, where he was pinned by second-ranked Ben Corlett of Sherrard. Balk, Zack Jenkins (195), Sam Grant (145), Aaron Fields (132) and Jake Hoffman (120) each went 1-2 for the Steamers. Brandon Kaecker (106), Adam Hodge (138), Alex Martin (152), Mike Pidde (160) and Keegan Rockwell (170) each was 0-2.
The top three finishers at each weight class qualified for the Byron Sectional.
Thunder advance 4
POLO, Ill. – Paawan Dandona and Jeff Casey won individual titles Saturday to lead West Carroll to a fifth-place finish at the Illinois Class 1A Polo Regional wrestling tournament.
Dandona was the champion at 113 pounds and Casey won the title at 126. Two other Thunder wrestlers, Andrew VanKampen and Brandon Anderson, also advanced to this weekend’s Byron Sectional meet that serves as the state qualifier.
VanKampen took second at 106, while Anderson was third at 285.
Lena-Winslow won the team title with 241.5 points. The Panthers won six weight classes and had district qualifiers at six others.
CLASS 1A ERIE REGIONAL
1. Sherrard 194.5; 2. Mercer County 178.5; 3. Erie/Prophetstown 132; 4. Morrison 128; 5. Orion 90; 6. Rockridge 85.5; 7. Riverdale 65.5; 8. Rock Island Alleman 50; 9. Fulton 31.
(Top three individuals advance to Byron Sectional)
Championship – Joe Eads (Mor) dec. Drake Stim (Mer) 6-0. Third place – Taylor Humphrey (Sher) dec. Evan Jacobsen (Ori) 7-2.
Championship – Hunter Spengler (Sher) pinned Cody Vanderlaan (Mor) 1:59. Third place –Trenten Murphy (Mer) pinned Kerrick Cameron (EP) 1:05.
Championship – Jacob Hast (Sher) dec. Preston Adams (Mer) 3-2. Third place – John Stickler (Riv) dec. Phoenix Parks (Mor) 6-2.
Championship – Chance Teel (Sher) tech. fall Josh Bowling (EP) 5:56. Third place – Cole Grant (Ful) pinned Braysen Singleton (Rock) 6:29.
Championship – Mike Dierikx (Ori) dec. Grady Todd (EP) 11-4. Third place – Alex Morley (Sher) pinned Jerry Ruddell (Rock) :58.
Championship – Jacob DeVolder (Ori) dec. Josh Wheeler (EP) 8-3. Third place – Maden Tacey (Mer) dec. Dylan Keller (Mor) 13-9.
Championship – Jared Cole (EP) dec. Sam Ryner 10-5. Third place – Sterling Mower (All) dec. Hunter Ferguson (Mor) 7-5.
Championship – Curtis VanWinkle (Mer) dec. Dylan Binion (EP) 7-6. Third place – Isaac Goldner (Sher) dec. Dustin Bowman (Rock) 6-4.
Championship – Austin Keller (Mor) beat Nathan Miller (Sher). Third place – Cole Ebenroth (Riv) dec. Jayson Moody (Rock) 3-2.
Championship – Nick Williams (EP) dec. Payton Loete (Ori) 6-5. Third place – Christopher Neeld (Mer) m. dec. Dylan Peterson (Rock) 10-0.
Championship – Matthew Weeks (Mer) dec. Austin Shoup (Mor) 9-4. Third place – Jon Stoops (Sher) dec. Dalton Ray (Rock) 13-6.
Championship – Terry White (Riv) dec. Mason Weeks (Mer) 3-0. Third place – Noah Bridgewater (Ori) dec. Noah Eads (EP) 9-2.
Championship – Robert Lincoln (Mer) dec. Nate Rocker (Riv) 4-2. Third place – Nate Herron (All) pinned Dillon Gerischer (Rock) 1:59.
Championship – Ben Corlett (Sher) pinned Quiton Ball (Mer) :55. Third place – Tyler Todd (Mor) beat Spencer Griffen (Rock).
CLASS 1A POLO REGIONAL
1. Lena-Winslow 241.5; 2. Rock Falls 126.5; 3. Rock Falls 121; 4. Polo 94; 5. West Carroll 92; 6.Princeton 90.5; 7. Amboy 74; 8. Mendota 44; 9. Peru St. Bede 38.
(Top three individuals advance to Byron Sectional)
Championship – Austin Vincent (LW) m. dec. Andrew VanKampen (WC) 10-2; 3. Tyler Wood (Prince) pinned Carter Funfsiun (St.B) 3:19.
Championship – Paawan Dandona (WC) pinned Luke Marselle (Prince) :55. Third place – Peyton Keeler (LW) dec. Brue Knox (RF) 6-1.
Championship – Konner Smith (RF) dec. Austin Wetsel (Prince) 6-5. Third place – Aaron Dvorak (LW) dec. Jacob Casey (WC) 2-0.
Championship – Jeff Casey (WC) dec. Jessie Ditzler (Polo) 6-3. Third place – Chase Pokoj (LW) pinned Tyler Webster (Prince) :54.
Championship – Kyle Kalkbrenner (LW) pinned James Peacock (St.B) 2:45. Third place – Eli Monier (New) dec. Caleb Morris (Amb) 10-8.
Championship – Gunner Wenger (LW) tech. fall Elias Edmondson (New) 5:28. Third place – TJ Christmann (Men) m. dec. Garrett Gerdes (Amb) 10-0.
Championship – Jake Snow (New) tech. fall Chris Jones (Amb) 2:35. Third place – Jim Rodda (Men) m. dec. Carlos Rodriguez (RF) 9-0.
Championship – Brandon Ahlgrim (New) dec. Jason Bontz (Amb) 8-3. Third place – Niles Ager (RF) pinned Jaron Robinson (Men) 3:57.
Championship – Quincy Kalkbrenner (LW) inj. def. Brady Rude (New). Third place – Ethan Cain (Polo) dec. Devin Saunders (WC) 10-3.
Championship – Bryce Ivey (New) dec. Ryan Leffelman (Amb) 5-0. Third place – Sean Cory (LW) pinned Luke Hoffman (Prince) :59.
Championship – Jeff Kimpel (Polo) pinned Hunter Binns (LW) 4:53. Third place – Casey Pierre (Prince) tech. fall Carlos Loyola (RF) 16-1.
Championship – Lucas Newburgh (RF) dec. Anthony Martinez (LW) 4-1. Third place – Jacob Cain (Polo) m. dec. Nyle Nestor (New) 15-2.
Championship – Ty Harmston (LW) pinned Juan Dominguez (Polo) 2:41. Third place – Matthew Mammosser (RF) m. dec. Trevor Todd (Men) 19-9.
Championship – Tristan Miller (LW) pinned Fransisco Arellano (RF) 5:09. Third place – Brandon Anderson (WC) pinned John Barnes (St.B) :32.