GCMS/Fisher's Cale Horsch, Garrett Wright win medals at Princeton Invitational

PRINCETON — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team finished 17th in the Princeton Invitational held Friday and Saturday.

The Falcons had a team score of 73 1/2 in the 33-team event while Coal City won the invitational's team championship with a score of 186.

Cale Horsch finished with a second-place medal in the 106-pound bracket.

Horsch pinned LeRoy's Dawson Byrd in a time of 1:20 in the second round and won via 5:19 pinfall over Wilmington's Jack Narine in the quarterfinals before pinning Mercer County's Broctyn King in a time of 57 seconds in the semifinals. In the championship round, Ottawa's Luke Fleming pinned Horsch in 4:29.

At 220 pounds, Garrett Wright won a sixth-place medal.

Wright pinned Clifton Central's Connor Prairie in a time of 3:12 in the second round before winning via 5-2 decision over Vandalia's Gavin Mouser in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Orion's Logan Lee pinned Wright in a time of 3:22.

Princeton's Chase Tatum pinned Wright in a time of 1:33 in the wrestleback semifinals. In the fifth-place match, Morrison's Riley Wilkens pinned Wright in a time of 3:50.

At 160 pounds, Lucas Chittick pinned Riverdale's Clay Brinkmeier in three mintues in the first round before winning via 7-6 decision over Clifton Central's Adrian Pace in the second round. In the quarterfinals, Coal City's Daniel Jezik won via 13-5 decision over Chittick.

Chittick won via 10-0 major decision over Auburn's Gervasio before losing via 10-0 major decision to Clinton's Bryce Reeves in wrestlebacks.

Jacob Horsch won via 5-3 decision over Roxana's Alex Maguire in the second round of the 145-pound bracket before getting pinned in five minutes by Orion's James Schnerre in the quarterfinals. In wrestlebacks, Horsch pinned Byron's Ethan Walters in a time of 30 seconds before losing via 5-0 decision to Dakota's Cade Slayton.

Owen Duke won via 1-0 decision over Byron's Matt Wombacher in the second round of the 195-pound bracket before losing via 2:59 pinfall to Clifton Central's Justin Coggins in the quarterfinals and via 4:56 pinfall to Rock Island Alleman's Zach Pinc in wrestlebacks.

At 113 pounds, LeRoy's Ethan Matlock won via 4-1 decision over Kaden Gream in the first round. In wrestlebacks, Grahm pinned Rockridge's Colin Swailes in 38 seconds and won via 15-0 technical fall over Monmouth's Martin Arleaga before losing via 6-0 decision to Litchfield's Will Carlile.

At 170 pounds, Rock Falls's Lonne Gribbons won via 6-1 over Payton Kean in the first round before Sterling Newman Central Catholic's Mason Newman pinned Kena in a time of 3:48 in wrestlebacks.

At 138 pounds, Calen Ragle got pinned in 1:32 by Manteno's Josh Keane in the first round before losing via 13-3 major decision to Alleman's Nick Lange in wrestlebacks.

At 120 pounds, Cole Maxey lost via 6-4 decision to Roxana's Zach Hayes in the first round before Rock Falls's Marcus Mendoza won via 4-1 decision over Maxey in wrestlebacks.

GCMS/Fisher wrestlers finish 2nd at Bomber Classic

ARGENTA — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team finished second in the Bomber Classic tournament Dec. 30.

The Falcons scored a 161 in the 17-team tournament while Rochester won the team championship with a score of 179 1/2.

Owen Duke won four matches in the 195-pound bracket en route to winning a first-place medal.

After pinning Grant Park's Matt Laurent in 30 seconds in the first round and Dwight's Logan Graham in 5:09 in the quarterfinals, Duke won via 8-5 decision over Pinckneyville's Jeremy Opp in the semifinals. Duke pinned Rochester's Clay Alewent in a time of 3:42 in the championship match.

Cale Horsch won the 106-pound championship after pinning Decatur MacArthur's Cameron Lee in 3:09. He pinned Decatur Eisenhower's Cheyanna Bork in a time of 1:53 in the quarterfinals and won via 1:33 pinfall over Benton's Seth Padavic in the semifinals.

Jacob Horsch placed second in the 145-pound bracket.

After winning via four-minute technical fall over Camp Point's Jonathan Foote in the quarterfinals, Horsch pinned Riverton's Ian Hofferkamp in a time of 49 seconds in the semifinals. In the championship match, Horsch lost via 9-5 decision to Quincy Notre Dame's Zach Haley.

Garrett Wright won a second-place medal in the 220-pound bracket.

Wright won via 7-2 decision over Benton's Daniel Richardson in the quarterfinals before claiming victory via a 3-2 overtime decision over Warrensburg-Latham's Clayton Stock in the semifinals. In the championship match, Wright was pinned in 2:49 by Sparta's Clayton Sheldon.

Kaden Gream finished third in the 113-pound bracket after winning via 5:31 technical fall over Camp Point's Conner Hughes in the third-place match. Andrew Ferguson finished sixth in the same bracket.

Gream pinned Riverton's Evan Ferguson -- who pinned Andrew Ferguson in 2:27 in the fifth-place match -- in the quarterfinals before losing via 8-4 decision to Charleston's Trey Pearcy in the quarterfinals. Andrew Ferguson, meanwhile, lost via 5:48 technical fall in the quarterfinals to Hughes before pinning Benton's Jacob Anderson in a time of 1:20 in the consolation semifinals.

Cole Maxey won via 7-3 decision over Charleston's Dominick Reddish in the third-place match of the 120-pound bracket. Maxey pinned Dwight's Josh Chapparo in a time of 3:25 in the quarterfinals before losing via 4-1 decision to Pinckneyville's Ryder Parson in the semifinals.

Payton Kean took fourth place in the 170-pound bracket.

Kean pinned Sparta's Kijah Banda in a time of 3:05 in the quarterfinals before losing via 1:19 pinfall in the semifinals to Riverton's Grant Pipperda. In the third-place match, Carthage Illini West's Drake Huss pinned Kean in a time of 3:13.

In the 160-pound bracket, Lucas Chittick won via 11-0 major decision over Quincy Notre Dame's Sam Schlegl in the fifth-place match.

Chittick pinned Warrensburg-Latham's Griffin Hawkins in a time of 1:40 in the first round before losing via 6-4 decision to Santos Castillo of Carthage Illini West in the quarterfinals. Chittick then pinned Benton's Jaron Picklesimer in 48 second and Charleston's Reece Morgan in a time of 2:20 in the consolation bracket.

Calen Ragle finished sixth in the 138-pound division.

After losing via 4:29 technical fall in the quarterfinals to Rochester's Drew McCoy, Ragle pinned Benton's Tyler Goliher in a time of 49 seconds in the consolation semifinals. Sparta's Ethan Evans won via 6-5 decision over Ragle in the fifth-place match.


Categories (3):Prep Sports, Wrestling, Sports


Rantoul Press embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. we reserve the right to remove any comment at its discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments