The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 17, 2014

Illinois trio qualifies for state


Herald Staff Report

BYRON, Ill. — Nick Williams of Erie/Prophetstown claimed third place and Morrison’s Austin Keller and Austin Shoup advanced to the Illinois Class 1A wrestling state tournament by taking fourth Saturday at the Byron Sectional meet.

Williams decisioned Joe Feemorlu of Mooseheart 3-1 in the third-place match at 170 pounds.

Keller lost 3-0 to Ethan Cain of Polo at 160 pounds, and Shoup lost 4-2 to Matthew Weeks of Mercer County at 182.

Three other area wrestlers are alternates for the state meet. Joe Eads of Morrison was fifth at 106, Grady Todd of Erie/Prophetstown took fifth at 132 and Devin Saunders of West Carroll placed fifth at 160.