Wrestling season ends at regional


SANDWICH – The wrestling season came to a close for the Mendota Trojans after participating in the Sandwich Class 1A Regional on Feb. 5.

Mendota had four wrestlers in the competition. Cadence Thornton at 113 pounds and Rhett Watson at 132 pounds both finished in fourth place. The top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to the sectional.

Thornton lost both of her matches, while Watson finished with a 1-2 record. He pinned Caleb Fast of Elgin Harvest Christian Academy at the 2:45 mark of their first-round match.

Also competing for Mendota were Jose Hermosillo at 138 pounds and Lea Turner at 152 pounds. They dropped both of their matches.

Feb. 5

Sandwich Regional

Sandwich 239.5, Wheaton Academy 152, Plano 125, St. Bede 83, Mooseheart 63, Amboy 30, Somonauk 29, Aurora Central Catholic 28, Elgin Harvest Christian Academy 18, Mendota 12

113 pounds – Mason Smith (Somonauk) pinned Cadence Thornton (Mendota), 0:34; Vince Hefke (Aurora Central Catholic) pinned Thornton (Mendota), 0:20

132 pounds – Rhett Watson (Mendota) pinned Caleb Fast (Harvest Christian Academy), 2:45; Evan Fraser (Sandwich) pinned Watson (Mendota), 0:39; Daniel Kersey (Wheaton Academy) dec. Watson (Mendota), 14-1

138 pounds – Garrett Connelly (St. Bede) pinned Jose Hermosillo (Mendota), 2:23; Will Anliker (Wheaton Academy) pinned Hermosillo (Mendota), 3:31

152 pounds – Caden Smith (Wheaton Academy) pinned Lea Turner (Mendota), 0:32; Jack Maschmann (St. Bede) pinned Turner (Mendota), 5:19