Former A-J athlete records landmark wrestling victory

Former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School athlete Dustin Young has become the first wrestler in the Union County school’s history to earn a victory in NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling competition.

Young, a freshman who competes in the 125-pound weight class for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, acomplished the feat last week by decisioning Missouri Valley’s Kevin Mathis 12-2 at the Central Missouri Open Tournament at Warrensburg, Mo.

Young now has two Division 1 wins. In another match later in the week, Young recorded a forfeit win over a grappler from Northwest Missouri University.

Young and another former A-J wrestler, Kris Treat, compete in the 125-pound class for SIU-E. Treat has yet to win at the Division I level.

“They’re both doing a great job,” SIUE head coach David Ray said. “They’re very hard workers.”

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