Area wrestlers shine at Morton’s Bob and Liz Schnarr Invitational

Article Source Written By:Stan Morris of the Journal Star

Eight Journal Star area wrestlers captured individual titles Saturday at the Bob and Liz Schnarr Invitational in Morton.

Notre Dame brought five wrestlers and all five reached title matches, with three earning championships. The Irish received firsts from Tristan Daugherty (126 pounds), Grant Peterson (132) and Daniel Driggs (182).

Daugherty (24-0 and ranked No. 1 at 126 in Class 1A) and Peterson (25-0 and ranked No. 6) remained unbeaten on the season. Daugherty was also named Outstanding Wrestlers, after getting a 40-second pin and two technical fall victories.

Host Morton put five in championship matches, with two champions (Tristan Parker at 170, Ethan Gray at 220), and scored 160.5 points to finish an area-best fourth in the team standings. Lincoln (206.5) won the team championship.

Peoria High placed fifth (159.5 points), led by championship bout pins from Maldonado Guyton at 152 and Tyson Heerman at 160.

The other area champion was Payton Murphy of Deer Creek-Mackinaw, who won the 106-pound title bout.