A-J wrestlers earn medals at Quincy tournament
Mitchell Holshouser and Daniel Heath became the first Anna-Jonesboro high school wrestlers to win medals at the Quincy tournament Saturday, Jan. 17.
"This is the second year we've entered the 23-team tournament," A-J wrestling head coach Rick Bittle said. "Our wrestling and team have improved."
Mitchell Holshouser and Daniel Heath each finished in fifth place.
Daniel Heath, 103 pounds, pinned Belleville Althoff's Brent Striebel in :19 and decisioned Rock Falls, 11-9, before being pinned by Bloomington's Jake Bellis in 1:18.
Heath then lost by a decision to Triad's Kyle Graumenz, 8-3, before winning fifth place over Macomb's Josh Eidson, 16-7.
Mitchell Holshouser, 189 pounds, won a technical fall over Mediapolis, Iowa's Adam Brown, 17-0, decisioned Macomb's Anthony Myrick, 9-7, in overtime and then was decisioned by Canton's Kyle Chaplai, 15-3.
Holshouser bounced back to pin Bloomington's Kyle Riley in 3:42 and won fifth place with a forfeit win over Roxana's Sam Pirtle.
Sully Edwards, 215 pounds, finished in seventh place. He decisioned Cahokia's Michael Beans, 13-5, was pinned by Quincy's Nreckeo Daucsavage in :17 and lost by a decision to Galeburg's Cole Spinks, 8-6, in overtime.
Edwards then pinned Belleville East's Zack Webber in 2:33 for seventh place.
Josh Fuller, 135 pounds, finished in eighth place. Fuller pinned Macomb's Kyle Kelso in 1:27, pinned Roxana's Tyler Floyd in :55 and was decisioned by Taylorville's Oshea Smith, 11-6.
Dustin Young, 119 pounds, finished 3-3. He decisioned Mediapolis' Jacob Scheitlin, 8-4, pinned Waterloo's Brandon Bumps in 1:42 and decisioned Jacksonville's Jake Fairfield, 11-4.
Kris Treat, 112 pounds, finished 3-3. He decisioned Mediapolis' Caleb Titus, 10-1 and pinned Belleville's East's Kylin Parks in 4:09 and Quincy's Tanner Sparks in :14.
Winning one match for the Wildcats were Preston Brimm, 152 pounds, who decisioned Cahokia's Ivan Lester, 16-12; Brett Turner, 160 pounds, who decisioned Collinsville's Shakkeil Revetter, 5-3, in overtime; and Mike Dillman, heavyweight, who pinned Rock Falls' Tommy Dugger in 3:00.
The Wildcats are scheduled to compete this Saturday in the conference tournament at Murphysboro.