Golden Eagles place second in state

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Mercer County High School wrestling team placed second in the state at the IHSA Class 1A team wrestling tournament Saturday.

The Golden Eagles beat Herscher 36-29 and Gibson City (Melvin-Sibley) 36-33 before falling to powerhouse Dakota 57-12.

Match #1 Quarterfinal: Aledo (Mercer County) defeated Herscher 36-29

152 - Curtis VanWinkle (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Erick Johnson (Herscher) Fall 3:11

160 - Austin Brown (Herscher) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

170 - Justin Carey (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Cody Harris (Herscher) Maj 20-7

182 - Matthew Weeks (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Austin Renshaw (Herscher) Dec 6-1

195 - Mitch Geister (Herscher) over Shabie Dudley (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 4:43

220 - Chase Nelson (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Logan Harrod (Herscher) Fall 0:22

285 - Quinton Ball (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Grant Miller (Herscher) Dec 6-3

106 - Vincent Rink (Herscher) over Trae Blaser (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 4-3

113 - Anthony Rink (Herscher) over Drake Stirn (Aledo (Mercer County)) Maj 10-2

120 - Kaedin Harmon (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Jacob Painter (Herscher) TF 17-0

126 - Stone Engle (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Ken Demarah (Herscher) Dec 7-2

132 - Drew Mook (Herscher) over Trenten Murphy (Aledo (Mercer County)) Maj 9-0

138 - Ashton Klingaman (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Robert Lemke (Herscher) Inj 0:35

145 - Luke Morales (Herscher) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Match #2 Semifinal: Aledo (Mercer County) defeated Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 36-33

160 - Aaron Carter (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

170 - Evan McClure (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Justin Carey (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 4-2

182 - Matthew Weeks (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Jacob Franklin (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Dec 8-3

195 - Tristan Smith (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Shabie Dudley (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 9-5

220 - Chase Nelson (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Levi Davis (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Fall 4:59

285 - Jeremy Smolek (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Quinton Ball (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 1:27

106 - Max Harmon (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Trae Blaser (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 9-3

113 - Drake Stirn (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

120 - Kaedin Harmon (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Branden Blank (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Fall 0:38

126 - Stone Engle (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Jacob Horsch (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Fall 0:23

132 - Trenten Murphy (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Gage Adams (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Dec 3-2

138 - Ashton Klingaman (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Isaac Horsch (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) Fall 1:48

145 - Key-Shawn Girkin (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

152 - Preston Braaten (Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Match #3 1st Place Match: Dakota defeated Aledo (Mercer County) 57-12

170 - Jared Packer (Dakota) over Justin Carey (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 5-2

182 - Carver James (Dakota) over Matthew Weeks (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 5-1

195 - Maverick McPeek (Dakota) over Shabie Dudley (Aledo (Mercer County)) UTB 3-2

220 - Chase Nelson (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Chris Jensen (Dakota) Fall 0:58

285 - Quinton Ball (Aledo (Mercer County)) over Nathan Taylor (Dakota) Fall 1:28

106 - Colin Barker (Dakota) over Trae Blaser (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 2:30

113 - Alec Henze (Dakota) over Drake Stirn (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 1:18

120 - Dillon Swift (Dakota) over Stone Engle (Aledo (Mercer County)) Dec 6-5

126 - Printice Walls (Dakota) over Kaedin Harmon (Aledo (Mercer County)) TF 18-3

132 - Andrew Wenger (Dakota) over Ethan Adolphson (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 1:44

138 - Nate Olsen (Dakota) over Ashton Klingaman (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 0:49

145 - J.J. Wolfe (Dakota) over Maden Tacey (Aledo (Mercer County)) Fall 1:23

152 - Greg Krulas (Dakota) over Curtis VanWinkle (Aledo (Mercer County)) Maj 12-4

160 - Clint Oakes (Dakota) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf