GCMS/Fisher wrestlers Kean, Workman earn medals at Princeton Invitational

PRINCETON — Payton Kean placed third at 182 pounds and Hayden Workman placed fifth at 285 pounds for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School's wrestling team at the Princeton Invitational held last Friday and Saturday.
Kean won via 7-4 decision in the 182-pound third-place match over Auburn's Drew Killam after pinning Vandalia's David Meyer in a time of 3:45 in the consolation semifinals. He pinned Wilmington's Chris Williams in 1:59 and Olympia's Landon Alcorn in 4:01 before Dixon's Clint Schielein defeated Kean via 6-3 decision in the semifinals.
Workman pinned Heyworth's Joe Lauterburg in a itme of 4:58 in the 285-pound fifth-place match.
He pinned Mercer County's Jayden Klingaman in a time of 4:27 before losing via 2:55 pinfall to Orion's Logan Lee in the quarterfinals. In wrestlebacks, Workman pinned Dixon's Riley Riggen in 3:26 and Petersburg PORTA's Braden Vickers in 1:28 before losing via 8-3 decision in the consolation semifinals to Warrensburg-Latham's Adam Maxwell.
As a team, the Falcons finished 15th in the 34-team invite with a score of 69. Dakota won the meet's title with a score of 170 1/2.
At 152 pounds, Calen Regle won via 8-4 decision in the first round over Dixon's Matt Lohse, but lost via 2:49 pinfall in the next round to Roxana's Alex Maguire. In wrestlebacks, Ragle pinned Warrensburg-Lathan's Griffin Hawkins in 4:58 and won via 8-2 decision over PORTA's John Loeffler before losing via 6-3 decision to Riverdale's Kale VenHulzen.
After losing via 9-1 major decision to Warrensburg-Latham's Joey Flore in the first round of the 145-pound bracket, Ethan Duke lost via 6-5 decision to Vandalia's Dawson McKinney in wrestlebacks.
At 138 pounds, Kaden Gream pinned Roxana's David Akeman in a time of 3:40 in the first round before losing via 3:21 pinfall to Riverdale's Colton Reiman in the second round. In wrestlebacks, Gream pinned Reed-Custer's Jerimiah Kirby in 44 seconds and Wilmington's Clayton VanDuyne in 55 seconds before losing via 9-5 decision to LeRoy/Tri-Valley's Zach Franz.
At 132 pounds, Dakota Matthews lost via 5:41 pinfall to LeRoy/Tri-Valley's Owen Gulley in the second round. In wrestlebacks, Matthews won via 12-2 major decision over Rock Falls's Marcus Mendoza before losing via 4:23 pinfall to Morrison's Ryan Kennedy.
At 126 pounds, Cole Maxey pinned Manteno's Jacob Fitak in the first round in a time of 1:17 before losing via 4-2 decision to PORTA's Jonah Sinclair in the second round. In wrestlebacks, Maxey won via 12-3 major decision over Rockridge's Nick Berenger and via 6:28 pinfall over Morrison's Andrew Schmidt before losing via 4:55 pinfall to Alleman's Billy Taylor.


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