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Wrestlers Finish Regular Season (photos)

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Elijah Friedrichsen will compete in the IWCOA Tournament on Sunday in Sandwich.

Information provided by coach Brian Buri, photos courtesy Jessie Otten

The EP Panthers completed their regular season with a pair of wins Thursday defeating Putnam County/Hall and Rockridge. The Panthers wrestled three contested match against PC/Hall and six against Rockridge.

The Panthers finish the team season with a 16-5 mark, which included two conference losses to Riverdale and Princeton.

With the IHSA cancelling all post season events the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWOCA Link) is stepping up to host a post season individual tournament, which begins Sunday. The association annually hosts a frosh-soph and girls’ tournament but will add a varsity level this year.

EP coach Tod McCullough said he will take six wrestlers to the super regional in Sandwich. The top six finishers at each weight will advance to a sectional meet also at Sandwich on Saturday, June 19. The top four from that meet will advance to the state finals in Springfield on Thursday, June 24th.

“We shared seven kids with baseball and track this spring,” said McCullough. That has produced some tired and beat up kids according to the coach and one of the reason the Panthers are taking a small contingent to the post season tournament.

The Panthers will send Jacob Gibson at 106, who is currently ranked 7th in state, Nick Smith at 120, Carter Jepson at 132, Gunnar Wuebben at 170, Logan Wheeler at 182 and heavyweight Elijah Friedrichsen, who has received honorable mention in the rankings.

EP – 57 Putnam County/Hall – 5

106: Jacob Gibson – EP, forfeit

113: Damon Wiemken – EP, forfeit

120: Double Forfeit

126: Double Forfeit

132: Carter Jepson – EP, forfeit

138: Jase Grunder – EP, forfeit

145: Double Forfeit

152: Isaac Goodson – EP, forfeit

160: Connor Booker – PCH, tech fall 16-1, Dean Otten – EP

170: Gunnar Wuebben – EP, fall 1:33, Denzel Sobin – PCH

182: Logan Wheeler – EP, forfeit

195: Jacob Otten – EP, forfeit

220: Nick Ballard – EP, forfeit

285: Elijah Friedrichsen – EP, dec 3-2, JJ Davis – PCH

EP– 39 Rockridge – 23

106: Jacob Gibson – EP, forfeit

113: Damon Wiemken – EP, forfeit

120: Double Forfeit

126: Caleb Leaich – RR, forfeit

132: Carter Jepson – EP, forfeit

138: Jase Grunder – EP, fall 3:54, Tyler Morrissey – RR

145: Double Forfeit

152: Isaac Goodson – EP, forfeit

160: Reese Finch – RR, tech fall 17-1, Dean Otten – EP

170: George Starks – RR, forfeit

182: Logan Wheeler – EP, fall 1:14, Elijah Frere – RR

195: Colby Lape – RR, dec 6-4, Jacob Otten – EP

220: Nick Ballard – EP, dec 5-2, Connor Shaffer – RR

285: Sam Buser – RR, dec 6-4 OT, Elijah Friedrichsen – EP 

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