Day two of the Illinois High School State Wrestling Championships were kicked off this morning by Class 1A, as they wrestled quarterfinal and consolation wrestle back matches inside the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Logan Winter of Clinton placed fifth at the State tournament two years ago and as a senior will place again but his work is not finished. Winter won his quarterfinal match at 182 pounds over Brandon Elsbury of Byron 7-3 and will face Isaac Lyzenga of Illiana in tonight’s semifinal match. His teammate Luke Shobe at 170 pounds keeps his state tournament hopes alive, as he won his consolation wrestle back by pin fall over Sydney Landers of Auburn.
Monticello was represented by two wrestlers and still have one remaining after this mornings quarterfinal session. Freshman Ethan O’Linc at 106 pounds lost his quarterfinal match but was able to bounce back in his consolation wrestle back with a fall over Ben Virgo of Seneca. His teammate Kaehl VanDalsen lost his quarterfinal match in a close 6-3 decision and was eliminated from the tournament with a loss in the consolation wrestle back.
Clayton Peterson remains the loan Shelbyville wrestler after his teammate Cade Helton was eliminated from the tournament at 145 pounds. Peterson lost his quarterfinal match by a score of 5-3 but won his wrestle back 6-1 over Omar Otero of DePaul College Prep to continue wrestling in the state tournament.
Vandalia entered day two with all seven wrestlers still competing in the tournament and two wrestling for a shot at the semifinals in their respected weight classes. Jarrett Paslay at 126 pounds and Anthony Enlow at heavyweight both lost their quarterfinal matches and lost their wrestle back to be eliminated from the tournament. The other five Vandalia wrestlers were unable to win their wrestle backs and also saw their tournament run come to end.
Action continues tonight inside the State Farm Center with all three class taking the mat for semifinal action.