All-around effort by Lena-Winslow/Stockton wrestling team propels Pantherhawks to sectionals
LANARK, Ill. (WIFR) - The Lena-Winslow/Stockton wrestling team out-wrestles some of the best boys’ wrestling teams in Class 1A to claim a regional title.
Out of the 14 weight classes a wrestler from Dakota or Lena-Winslow/Stockton was featured in the championship match for all but three of them. Dakota and Lena-Winslow/Stockton were the top two teams heading into the championship bouts but Henry Engel’s victory at 285 pounds clinched the regional crown for the Lena-Winslow/Stockton wrestling team.
“It’s a team effort. Every guy counts. Every point counts. Our coach did a great job of telling us that before the meet saying don’t take any match for granted. If you can get the big points, get the big points,” says Engel.
Weight Class Championships (lbs):
106 - Josiah Perez (Polo) def. Augustus Swanson (Princeton)
113 - Landon Blanton (Amboy) def. Ayden Rowley (Dixon)
120 - Arrison Bauer (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) def. Preston LaBay (Oregon)
126 TJ Silva (Dakota) def. Henry Hildreth (Stillman Valley) - Injury
132 Phoenix Blakely (Dakota) def. Wyatt Doty (Polo)
138 Jason Bowers (Dakota) def. Lane Halverson (Oregon)
145 Augie Christiansen (Princeton) def. Seth Stevens (Oregon)
152 Garrett Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) def. Jack Seacrist (Stillman Valley)
160 Jared Dvorak (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) def. Garrett Vincent (Dakota)
170 Case Rockey (Dakota) def. Steven Kitzman (Dixon)
182 Griffin Luke (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) 44-1, Sr. over Kyle Jones (Byron)
195 Thomas Bowman (Dakota) def, Jace Phillips (Lena-Winslow/Stockton)
220 Noah Wenzel (Dakota) def. Mike Haas (Lena-Winslow/Stockton)
285 Henry Engel (Lena-Winslow/Stockton) def. Cade Odell (Princeton)
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