Downstate Invites roundup for Jan. 28

By Curt Herron

Auburn takes title at Litchfield’s Rich Lovellette Invite

Auburn had half of its 14-member team place fifth or better and that helped to to capture top honors at Litchfield’s Rich Lovellette Invitational with 192.5 points, placing it ahead of runner-up Lena-Winslow/Stockton, which finished with 180 points. Oakwood/Salt Fork (168), Vandalia (151), Roxana (145), Murphysboro (141.5), Richards (106), Peotone (96), Benton (89) and host Litchfield/Mt. Olive (87.5) were next-best in the 19-team competition. 

Auburn, which co-ops with Franklin and New Berlin, is ranked 11th in Class 1A and this is its first tournament title of the season, one week after posting its best tournament yet, second place at LeRoy/Tri-Valley’s Randy Bowman Invitational. Other ranked Class 1A teams were Lena-Winslow/Stockton (fourth), Vandalia (12th), Roxana (14th) and Oakwood/Salt Fork (20th). 

Top performers for coach Matt Grimm’s first-place Trojans were champions Joey Ruzic (120) and Cole Edie (285) and runners-up Dresden Grimm (138) and Skylar Fay (182). Joey Barrow (170) took fourth while Colby Willhite (160) and Grant Dobson (195) finished fifth while Drayven Hamm (106) and Clinton Lovens (220) were seventh and Quinten Chizmar (145) and Dominic Pecoraro (152) placed eighth

“This was a true team effort in a great battle with Lena, Vandalia, Oakwood, Roxana and Murphysboro,” Grimm said. “Our kids stepped up and did what we have been asking them to do all season.  We have to go out and get bonus points when the opportunity arises.  We competed on the back side which we haven’t done so well at this year and upset people we have lost to. The team is peaking at the right time and we hope to keep this momentum going into the postseason.”

Lena-Winslow/Stockton, coached by 2020 IWCOA Hall of Fame Inductee Kevin Milder, was led by title winners Garrett Luke (152) and Griffin Luke (182) and third-place finishers Jared Dvorak (160), Jace Phillips (195) and Mike Haas (220). Arrison Bauer (120) and Eli Larson (170) took fifth while Reece Demeter (106), David Prater (113) and Mauricio Glass (126) placed sixth.

Other champions were Roxana’s Brandon Green, Jr. (126) and James Herring (220), Vandalia’s Dillon Hinton (132) and Eric McKinney (160), Rochester’s Conner Carroll (106), Litchfield’s Alex Powell (113), Benton’s Mason Tieffel (138), Oakwood/Salt Fork’s Reef Pacot (145), Murphysboro’s Dayton Hoffman (170) and Sacred Heart-Griffin’s Cory West (195).

Also claiming second-place finishes were Oakwood/Salt Fork’s Tyler Huchel (113), Pedro Rangel (126) and Dalton Brown (170), Peotone’s Marco Spinazzola (152) and Alex Cardenas (220), Litchfield’s Vinny Moore (106), Harrisburg’s Tony Keene (120), Murphysboro’s Bryce Edwards (132), Rochester’s Nolan Mrozowski (145), Carlinville’s Jake Schwartz (160), Vandalia’s Wyatt Dothager (195) and Roxana’s Chase Allen (285).

Closest titles matches involved Powell edging Huchel 9-8 at 113, McKinney winning 5-3 over Schwartz at 160, Tieffel beating Grimm 7-4 at 138, Hoffman capturing 4-1 win over Brown at 170 and Hinton prevailing over Edwards 7-2 at 132, 

Winning titles by fall were Garrett Luke (152), West (195), Herring (220) and Edie (285). Claiming wins by technical fall in the finals were Pacot (145) and Griffin Luke (182) while 

Carroll (106), Ruzic (120) and Green, Jr. (126) captured titles with major decisions. 

Several top competitors picked up their first or second losses in title matches. At 120, Ruzic (41-2) captured a 14-4 major decision over Keene (38-1); at 138, Tieffel (42-1) defeated Grimm (30-2) by a 7-4 score; at 152, Garrett Luke (43-2) won by fall in 4:38 over Spinazzola (29-2); and at 160, McKinney (41-2) beat Schwartz (29-2) by a 5-3 score.

Champions who also won 2022 Lovellette Innvitational titles were Garrett Luke, Griffin Luke, Edie, McKinney, Ruzic, Tieffel and West while Powell and Pacot both took second last season and won titles this year.

Top records of Lovellette Invitational finalists are Tieffel (42-1, .977), Griffin Luke (41-1, .976), Keene (38-1, .974), Hoffman (31-1, .969), West (29-1, .967), Garrett Luke (43-2, .956), McKinney (41-2, .953), Ruzic (41-2, .953), Edie (39-2, .951), Pacot (36-2, .947), Green, Jr. (30-2, .938), Grimm (30-2, .938), Schwartz (29-2, .935), Spinazzola (29-2, .935), Powell (34-4, .895) and Hinton (38-5, .884).

Hinton led all competitors in the field with 30 team points while Pacot was second with 29.5 points and Carroll took third with 29 team points. Garrett Luke and West scored 28 points, Griffin Luke had 27.5 points, Green, Jr. collected 27 points, Ruzic had 26.5 points and Edie, Herring, Hoffman, McKinney and Powell all scored 26 team points.

Also claiming third-place finishes were Cumberland’s Hank Warfel (113) and Noah Carl (285), Roxana’s Lleyton Cobine (120) and Braden Johnson (152), Richards’ Muath Jilani (126) and Jeremiah Gill (170), Harrisburg’s Rocko Neal (106), Oakwood/Salt Fork’s Carter Chambliss (132), Vandalia’s Owen Miller (138), Murphysboro’s Liam Fox (145) and Prairie Central’s Connor Steidinger (182).

Others who finished in fourth place were Frankfort Community’s Hayeden Hughes (106), Gavin Mann (145), Brandon Turner (195) and Braxton Chance (285), Richards’ Rami Mused (113), Michael Taheny (160) and Adnan Abuzir (220), Vandalia’s Pierson Wilkerson (120) and Logan Nance (152), Benton’s Kobe Cali (126), Harrisburg’s Kahmari Terry (132), Cumberland’s Owen McGinnis (138) and Oakwood/Salt Fork’s Harley Grimm (182).

The tournament is named for Rich Lovellette, a 1999 IWCOA Hall of Fame inductee who had a 30-year career at Litchfield where he coached wrestling, football and track and field. His Purple Panthers wrestling teams won 347 dual meets and he also served as an official for 28 years at the time of his induction.

Litchfield Rich Lovellette Invitational championship matches

106 – Conner Carroll (Rochester) MD 9-0 Vinny Moore (Litchfield)

113 – Alex Powell (Litchfield) D 9-8 Tyler Huchel (Oakwood/Salt Fork)

120 – Joey Ruzic (Auburn) MD 14-4 Tony Keene (Harrisburg)

126 – Brandon Green, Jr. (Roxana) MD 9-1 Pedro Rangel (Oakwood/Salt Fork)

132 – Dillon Hinton (Vandalia) D 7-2 Bryce Edwards (Murphysboro)

138 – Mason Tieffel (Benton) D 7-4 Dresden Grimm (Auburn)

145 – Reed Pacot (Oakwood/Salt Fork) TF 6:00 Nolan Mrozowski (Rochester)

152 – Garrett Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) F 4:38 Marco Spinazzola (Peotone)

160 – Eric McKinney (Vandalia) D 5-3 Jake Schwartz (Carlinville)

170 – Dayton Hoffman (Murphysboro) D 4-1 Dalton Brown (Oakwood/Salt Fork)

182 – Griffin Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) TF 4:56 Skylar Fay (Auburn)

195 – Cory West (Sacred Heart-Griffin) F 1:58 Wyatt Dothager (Vandalia)

220 – James Herring (Roxana) F 1:07 Alex Cardenas (Peotone)

285 – Cole Edie (Auburn) F 0:12 Chase Allen (Roxana)

Litchfield Rich Lovellette Invitational third-place matches

106 – Rocko Neal (Harrisburg) F 3:03 Hayeden Hughes (Frankfort Community)

113 – Hank Warfel (Cumberland) D 9-2 Rami Mused (Richards) 

120 – Lleyton Cobine (Roxana) MD 19-11 Pierson Wilkerson (Vandalia)

126 – Muath Jilani (Richards) F 4:59 Kobe Cali (Benton)

132 – Carter Chambliss (Oakwood/Salt Fork) D 6-3 Kahmari Terry (Harrisburg)

138 – Owen Miller (Vandalia) D 6-0 Owen McGinnis (Cumberland)

145 – Liam Fox (Murphysboro) UTB 3-2 Gavin Mann (Frankfort Community)

152 – Braden Johnson (Roxana) MD 17-9 Logan Nance (Vandalia)

160 – Jared Dvorak (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) F 0:46 Michael Taheny (Richards)

170 – Jeremiah Gill (Richards) F 0:16 Joey Barrow (Auburn)

182 – Connor Steidinger (Prairie Central) F 1:13 Harley Grimm (Oakwood/Salt Fork)

195 – Jace Phillips (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) D 6-5 Brandon Turner (Frankfort Community)

220 – Mike Haas (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) SV 4-2 Adnan Abuzir (Richards)

285 – Noah Carl (Cumberland) F 0:50 Braxton Chance (Frankfort Community)

Hoopeston Area captures Eastern Illinois Tournament title

Four champions and four other individuals placing in the top four proved to be a winning combination for Hoopeston Area to help it capture the title of the Eastern Illinois Tournament, a 14-team competition that took place at Richland County in Olney.

Hoopeston Area, which co-ops with Milford, scored 190.5 points while Robinson took second with 184 points. Lawrenceville/Red Hill (149), Carterville (135.5), Mt. Carmel (109), Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin/Armstrong (105) and Champaign Central (104) were next in line.

Winning titles for coach Chris Kelnhofer’s Cornjerkers were Charlie Flores (106), Rasiah Jones (132), Ceaser Espinoza (138) and Ayden Larkin (152) while Talan Nelson (120) took second, Aiden Bell (126) was third and Owen Garrett (113) and Angel Zamora (160) placed fourth. Taking sixth place were David Bell (145), Landon Mills (220) and Nick Brown (285) while Bryson Brewer (182) also competed.

“We had 12 wrestlers compete and 11 placed,” Kelnhofer said. “It was a great day to be a Cornjerker!”

Leading the way for coach Tanner Keeler’s runner-up Maroons were champions Jared Hermann (170), David Staller (182) and Craig Markello (220) while Broady Kelly (113), Lenox Parker (138), Kahne Hyre (152) and Dalton Woods (285) took second place. Draegon Johnson (145) took third place and Landon Cornwell (106) finished fourth.

Other Eastern Illinois Tournament title winners were Lawrenceville’s Isaac Foster (120) and Brian Seed (160), Champaign Central’s Ronald Baker (126) and Brock VanDeveer (195), Goreville/Vienna’s Briley Lehmen (113), Herrin’s Blue Bishop (145) and Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin’s Hunter Wilson (285).

Also finishing in second place were Oblong/Palestine/Hutsonville’s Ian Rosborough (126), Austin Hargrave (182) and Brandon Thacker (195), Lawrenceville’s Marcus Hyre (132) and Kasen Ochs (170), Carterville’s Merrick Orendoff (145) and Riley Bradford (220), Champaign Central’s Elliott Tanner (106) and Mt. Carmel’s Joey Farrar (160).

The closest title matches saw Markello edging Bradford 6-5 at 220, Staller beating Hargrave 3-1 at 182, Lehmen over Kelly 6-2 at 113 and Espinoza prevailing 19-14 over Robinson at 138.

Winning titles by fall were Flores (106), Baker (126), Jones (132), VanDeveer (195) and Wilson (285) while Bishop (145) took first place with a win by technical fall. Capturing titles with major decisions were Foster (120), Larkin (152) and Seed (160) while Hermann (170) took first place due to a medical forfeit.

Top records for finalists are Bishop (39-1, .975), Wilson (39-2, .951), Bradford (41-4, .911), Seed (37-5, ,881), Hargrave (31-5, .861), Farrar (36-6, .857) and Hermann (30-5, .857). 

Jones led all competitors with 25 team points while Baker, Hermann and Wilson scored 24 points, Flores had 23.5 points, Bishop, Foster and Seed each scored 23 points and Espinoza, Markello, Parker, Staller and VanDeveer each scored 22 points.

Others who claimed third-place finishes were Carterville’s Elijah Mohring (160), Chris Bates (182), Jonathon Weiderman (195) and Zechariah Miller (285), Charleston’s Kenny Merrill (138) and Alec Sellers (152), Richland County’s Levi Ochs (106), Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin’s Landen Toellner (113), Mt. Carmel’s Jordon Wood (120), Effingham’s Baker Moon (132), Paris’ Robert Wells (170) and Lawrenceville’s Dylan Camden (220).

Also finishing in fourth place were Mt. Carmel’s Evan Hedge (132) and Matt Edwards (138), Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin’s Christian Walton (170) and Gavin Golden (182), Charleston’s Marcellx Boling (195) and Stormy Hughes (285), Effingham’s Kaiden Stewart (120), Carterville’s Landyn Flood (126), Richland County’s Cooper Fehrenbacher (145), Herrin’s Aaron Ragsdale (152) and Champaign Central’s Zavier Neill (220).

Eastern Illinois Tournament championship matches

106 – Charlie Flores (Hoopeston Area) F 0:44 Elliott Tanner (Champaign Central)

113 – Briley Lehmen (Goreville) D 6-2 Broady Kelly (Robinson)

120 – Isaac Foster (Lawrenceville) MD 14-5 Talan Nelson (Hoopeston Area)

126 – Ronald Baker (Champaign Central) F 3:40 Ian Rosborough (Oblong)

132 – Rasiah Jones (Hoopeston Area) F 3:40 Marcus Hyre (Lawrenceville)

138 – Ceaser Espinoza (Hoopeston Area) D 19-14 Lenox Parker (Robinson)

145 – Blue Bishop (Herrin) TF 2:52 Merrick Orendoff (Carterville)

152 – Ayden Larkin (Hoopeston Area) MD 13-3 Kahne Hyre (Robinson)

160 – Brian Seed (Lawrenceville) MD 10-2 Joey Farrar (Mt. Carmel)

170 – Jared Hermann (Robinson) M For Kasen Ochs (Lawrenceville)

182 – David Staller (Robinson) D 3-1 Austin Hargrave (Oblong)

195 – Brock VanDeveer (Champaign Central) F 3:49 Brandon Thacker (Oblong)

220 – Craig Markello (Robinson) D 6-5 Riley Bradford (Carterville)

285 – Hunter Wilson (Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) F 3:26 Dalton Woods (Robinson)

Eastern Illinois Tournament third-place matches

106 – Levi Ochs (Richland County) F 1:48 Landon Cornwell (Robinson)

113 – Landon Toellner (Bismarck-Henning-Roossville-Alvin) M For Owen Garrett (Hoopeston Area)

120 – Jordan Wood (Mt. Carmel) F 1:40 Kaiden Stewart (Effingham)

126 – Aiden Bell (Hoopeston Area) D 14-10 Landyn Flood (Carterville)

132 – Baker Moon (Effingham) F 1:13 Evan Hedge (Mt. Carmel)

138 – Kenny Merrill (Charleston) Inj 0:28 Matt Edwards (Mt. Carmel)

145 – Draegon Johnson (Robinson) F 3:10 Cooper Fehrenbacher (Richland County)

152 – Alec Sellers (Charleston) F 0:44 Aaron Ragsdale (Herrin) 

160 – Elijah Mohring (Carterville) D 6-5 Angel Zamora (Hoopeston Area)

170 – Robert Wells (Paris) F 2:39 Christian Walton (Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin)

182 – Chris Bates (Carterville) D 8-1 Gavin Golden (Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin)

195 – Jonathon Weiderman (Carterville) F 0:53 Marcellx Boling (Charleston)

220 – Dylan Camden (Lawrenceville) F 3:00 Zavier Neill (Champaign Central)

285 – Zechariah Miller (Carterville) F 4:46 Stormy Hughes (Charleston)

Glenwood takes top honors at Quincy Notre Dame InvitationalGlenwood sent eight individuals to the title mat and won five titles to help it capture the team championship at the Quincy Notre Dame Invitational with 227 points, which placed it 42.5 points ahead of second-place Jacksonville, which totalled 184.5 points.

Kirkwood, MO (161.5), Illini Bluffs (148.5), St. Joseph-Ogden (147), Edwardsville (140), Quincy Notre Dame (127), Camp Point Central/Southeastern/Brown County (119) and Lanphier (98.5) made up the top half of the field in the 18-team competition.

Glenwood, which is ranked fifth in Class 2A, won its second title, adding to a first-place showing at its own invite and it has four top-three finishes at invitationals to its credit, opening the season with a runner-up finish at Conant’s Hruska and a week ago it took third place at Stagg’s Lahey.

Leading the way for coach Jerod Bruner’s first-place Titans were champions Tyler Clarke (106), Drew Davis (120), John Ben Maduena (132), Braden Bray (195) and Alex Hamrick (220) while Kayle Blankenship (113), Larson Nester (126) and Aden Byal (152) took second place. Jaxon Ferguson (106) and Braxton Warren (145) took third while Daulton Nunes (126) was fourth.

Top performers for coach Dustin Secrist’s second-place Crimsons were title winners Deshawn Armstrong (126), Keaton Wilhelm (170) and Luca Thies (182) and runners-up Joe Reif (145) and Oliver Cooley (220) while James Cotton (152) finished in fourth place.

Other QND Invitational champions were Illini Bluffs’ Jackson Carroll (138) and Paul Ishikawa (145), St. Joseph-Ogden’s Emmitt Holt (113), Lanphier’s Connor Janssen (160), Palmyra, MO’s Collin Arch (152) and Kirkwood’s Lorenzo Brinkley (285).

Also finishing in second place were Illini Bluffs’ Avery Speck (120) and Ian O’Connor (132), Warsaw/Hamilton’s Evan Carel (138), Edwardsville’s Simon Schulte (182), Notre Dame’s Ryan Darnell (195), St. Joseph Ogden’s Kyle Meccoli (285), Kirkwood’s Nick Hibbard (160) and Alex Osorio (170) and Palmyra’s Luke Lawson (106).

Some of the closest title matches featured Wilhem edging Osorio 9-7 at 170, Janssen capturing a 6-3 decision over Hibbard at 160, Clarke winning 10-6 over Lawson at 106 and Armstrong claiming a 10-3 victory over Nester at 126.

Winning titles by fall were Holt (113), Davis (120), Maduena (132), Carroll (138), Arch (152), Thies (182), Bray (195), Hamrick (220) and Brinkley (285) while Ishikawa (145) took first place with a win by major decision.

Repeating as Quincy Notre Dame Invite champions were Davis, Maduena, Hamrick and Arch while Holt and Thies placed second last year but took first place in this tournament.

Ishikawa (41-0, 1.000) is the lone individual that is unbeaten following the competition. Other top records for invitational finalists from this state are Davis (40-2, .952), Schulte (16-1, .941), Janssen (28-2, .933), Maduena (39-3, .929), Hamrick (36-3, .923), Byal (37-4, .902), Reif (33-4, .892) and Armstrong (39-5, .886).

Thies and Arch tied for first in most team points with 32 while Holt had 31.5, Bray and Maduena each had 31, Ishikawa recorded 30.5 team points, Davis and Hamrick finished with 30 points, Carroll had 29, Clarke scored 28.5 points, Armstrong collected 28, Wilhelm had 27 points and Janssen finished with 26.5 team points.

Additional third-place finishers were St. Joseph-Ogden’s Holden Brazelton (132), Peyton Sarver (195) and Owen Birt (220), Camp Point Central’s Paul Schenk (113) and Conner Griffin (160), Notre Dame’s Ryan Scheuermann (126), Edwardsville’s Nathan Hollis (138), Monmouth United’s Jake McElwee (152), Quincy Senior’s Payton Eddy (170), Pittsfield/Pleasant Hill’s Tucker Cook (182) and Lanphier’s Jeremy Wright (285).

Others who placed fourth were Edwardsville’s Jack Cloud (160), Evan McCormick (195) and Riley Steinkuehler (220), Camp Point Central’s Dylan Mowen (120) and Joseph Friday (145), Notre Dame’s Bradi Lahr (132) and Luke Bliven (138), Illinois School for the Visually Impaired/Illinois School for the Deaf’s LT Spears (106), Illini Bluff’s Wyatt Knowles (113), Lanphier’s Jaylen Crowder (170), Herscher’s Quintin Strahan (182) and Monmouth United’s Carter Rothzen (285).

Quincy Notre Dame Invitational championship matches

106 – Tyler Clarke (Glenwood) D 10-6 Luke Lawson (Palmyra, MO)

113 – Emmitt Holt (St. Joseph-Ogden) F 3:05 Kayle Blankenship (Glenwood)

120 – Drew Davis (Glenwood) F 1:52 Avery Speck (Illini Bluffs)

126 – Deshawn Armstrong (Jacksonville) D 10-3 Larson Nester (Glenwood)

132 – John Ben Maduena (Glenwood) F 4:44 Ian O’Connor (Illini Bluffs)

138 – Jackson Carroll (Illini Bluffs) F 5:10 Evan Carel (Warsaw)

145 – Paul Ishikawa (Illini Bluffs) MD 22-10 Joe Reif (Jacksonville)

152 – Collin Arch (Palmyra, MO) F 3:19 Aden Byal (Glenwood)

160 – Connor Janssen (Lanphier) D 6-3 Nick Hibbard (Kirkwood, MO)

170 – Keaton Wilhelm (Jacksonville) D 9-7 Alex Osorio (Kirkwood, MO)

182 – Luca Thies (Jacksonville) F 2:12 Simon Schulte (Edwardsville)

195 – Braden Bray (Glenwood) F 1:33 Ryan Darnell (Quincy Notre Dame)

220 – Alex Hamrick (Glenwood) F 5:55 Oliver Cooley (Jacksonville)

285 – Lorenzo Brinkley (Kirkwood, MO) F 0:23 Kyle Meccoli (St. Joseph-Ogden)

Quincy Notre Dame Invitational third-place matches

106 – Jaxson Ferguson (Glenwood) F 4:40 LT Spears (Illinois School for the Visually Impaired)

113 – Paul Schenk (Camp Point Central) F 4:36 Wyatt Knowles (Illini Bluffs)

120 – Luke Schanz (Kirkwood, MO) D 5-4 Dylan Mowen (Camp Point Central)

126 – Ryan Scheuermann (Quincy Notre Dame) Inj. Daulton Nunes (Glenwood)

132 – Holden Brazelton (St. Joseph-Odgen) F 2:18 Bradi Lahr (Quincy Notre Dame)

138 – Nathan Hollis (Edwardsville) D 6-1 Luke Bliven (Quincy Notre Dame)

145 – Braxton Warren (Glenwood) D 9-8 Joseph Friday (Camp Point Central)

152 – Jake McElwee (Monmouth United) Inj. James Cotton (Jacksonville)

160 – Conner Griffin (Camp Point Central) MD 11-1 Jack Cloud (Edwardsville)

170 – Payton Eddy (Quincy Senior) F 3:50 Jaylen Crowder (Lanphier)

182 – Tucker Cook (Pittsfield) F 1:44 Quintin Strahan (Herscher)

195 – Peyton Sarver (St. Joseph-Ogden) F 0:46 Evan Mccormick (Edwardsville)

220 – Owen Birt (St. Joseph-Ogden) MD 13-5 Riley Steinkuehler (Edwardsville)

285 – Jeremy Wright (Lanphier) F 0:53 Carter Rothzen (Monmouth United)

Illinois athletes fare well at Seckman Women’s Tournament in Missouri

Collinsville, Belleville East and Edwardsville competed in the 34-team Seckman Women’s Tournament in Imperial, Missouri and all three teams had four individuals who competed for titles with the Kahoks claiming three first-place finishes while the Lancers and Tigers had two title winners apiece.

Finishing first for Collinsville in the A division was Taylor Dawson (130) while Hannah Jones (145) and Tashieya Taylor (155) won titles in the C division. Also for the Kahoks, Emma Ford (115) took second in the B division and Alanni Torres (140) was fourth in the A-B division.

Dawson (26-4) went 4-0 with three falls while Jones recorded four falls to go 4-0 and Taylor got pins in all five of her matches, one of only two individuals to do that in the competition and had the least amount of time for her five falls, needing just 4:00.

Belleville East got a title from Kiara Ganey (235) and a third-place finish from Alexcia Hardin (105) in the A division, a first-place finish from Kami Ratcliff (170) and second-place efforts from Alexis Bernal (100) and Keely Rulo (190) in the A-B division and fourths from Alonna Rehmer (235) in the B-C division and from Briannah Reed (135) in the C division.

Ratcliff (15-1) won four matches, with the first three being falls while Ganey (11-1) won all three of her matches with falls and Rulo (16-6) recorded three-straight pins before falling in the finals. 

Edwardsville got titles from Tayla Phillips (235) in the B-C division and from Alison Kirk (100) in the C division while Mackenzie Pratt (135) in the A division and Alie Chong (115) placed second in the C division. Gil Raisner (155) was third in C while Gigi Linhorst (110) was fourth in A-B and Parker LeVassuer (140) finished fourth in C division.

Pratt (22-1) won by fall and got a win by medical forfeit before suffering her first loss of the season when she dropped an 11-8 decision to Washington, MO’s Annelise Obermark.  Phillips recorded four-straight falls while Kirk had three-consecutive pins.

Title matches involving Illinois athletes at the Seckman Women’s Tournament 

100 A-B – Mya Hairston (Festus, MO) F 1:07 Alexis Bernal (Belleville East)

100 C – Alison Kirk (Edwardsville) F 3:40 McKenzie Liles (Seckman, MO) -RR  (Round Robin)

115 B – Taylor Sharp (Park Hills Central, MO) F 4:19 Emma Ford (Collinsville – RR

115 C – Adlee Roth (Festus, MO) F 2:38 Alie Chong (Edwardsville)

130 A – Taylor Dawson (Collinsville) D 7-1 Eddyson Reeves (Herculaneum, MO) – RR

135 A – Annelise Obermark (Washington, MO) D 11-8 Mackenzie Pratt (Edwardsville) – RR

145 C – Hannah Jones (Collinsville) F 1:07 Katherine Shaw (Westminster Christian, MO)

155 C – Tashieya Yaylor (Collinsville) F 1:17 Caitlyn McCoy (St. Charles, MO)

170 A-B – Kami Ratcliff (Belleville East) D 8-5 Caelyn Hanff (Wright City, MO) – RR

190 A-B – Shyla Reid (Webster Groves, MO) F 3:42 Keely Rulo (Belleville East) – RR

235 A – Kiara Ganey (Belleville East) F 2:56 Faith Spicer (Fox, MO) – RR (Round Robin)

235 B-C – Tayla Phillips (Edwardsville) F 5:34 Alexus Johns (Mexico, MO)

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