Area wrestlers advance to districts

The Fairfield wrestling team participated in the Class 2A sectionals for area No.5 Saturday in Washington and two of the Trojans advanced to districts, with three others just missing out with third place finishes.

Advancing to districts were sophomore Jonah Cooper at 113 pounds and senior Brendon Lunsford at 285.

Sixth place finishers were Mason Allen at 126, Carter Spalla at 170 and Aidan Pohren at 195 pounds. Stetson Spees and Wyatt Baker both finished fifth. 145 and 160 pounds were Peyton Cline and Caleb Heisel, respectively, with each finishing fourth in their bracket. Third was Cohyn Roach-Summers at 106, Gannon Courtright at 120, and Zach Barnes at 138 pounds.

Pekin wrestled in the Class 1A Section 8 tournament at English Valleys and finished first as a team out of seven schools with 193.5 points, well ahead of second-place Sigourney-Keota who had 161.5 points and third-place Iowa Valley?s 139.5. The host Bears finished fourth with 138, just 1.5 points behind the orange Tigers from Marengo.

The Panthers qualified eight of their 12 wrestlers for districts. They are listed below with weight and place.


126: Elijah Sieren 1st

132: Zach Hammes 1st

138: Drake Harbison 2nd

145: Hunter Conger 2nd

152: Keaton Baayen 1st

160: Kaden Baker 1st

182: Skyler Juhl 2nd

195: Mason Juhl 2nd