Six local wrestlers win 1A Sectional Championships


OREGON, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — Local wrestlers competed for sectional championships Saturday and trips to state next weekend. At the Class 1A Oregon Sectional, Dakota’s Blakely’s had a successful night. Marcus Blakely won at 113 pounds by a 10-8 decision over Brock Smith of Riverdale to win his sectional championship. Phoenix Blakely also won at 120 pounds by a 6-0 decision over Stillman Valley’s Aiden Livingston.

At 160 pounds, Winnebago’s Bryce Faworski is a sectional champ after winning by a 6-0 decision over Dakota’s Aidan Nardin. At 170 pounds, Dakota’s defending state champ Andrew Wenzel recorded a first period pin against Johnsburg’s Ethan Shedbalker to win the championship.

At 195 pounds Dixon’s Sebastian Quintana won the championship with by defeating Brock Wood of Richmond-Burton. Quintana is now 32-0.

At 285 pounds, Byron’s Tyler Elsbury pinned Fulton’s Nate Portz just 52 seconds into the match. Elsbury finished second at state last year. He’ll get a chance to take care of unfinished business next weekend.

1A Oregon Sectional
Local Champs: 113-Maddux Blakely (Dakota), 120-Phoenix Blakely (Dakota), 160-Bryce Faworski (Bago), 170-Andrew Wenzel (Dakota), 195-Sebastian Quintana (Dixon), 285-Tyler Elsbury (Byron)

2A Rochelle Sectional
Local Champs: 113-Markel Baker (Freeport), 170-Keondre Jackson (Freeport)

3A Barrington Sectional
Local Champs: No local champions

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