CHATHAM — Eleven Chatham Glenwood High School wrestlers reached championship finals at the Class 2A Glenwood Regional on Saturday and four won their title bouts, while the Titans also won the team title.
The top three finishers in each weight class advanced to the Mascoutah Sectional next Friday and Saturday.
Glenwood advanced to the dual team sectional at Mahomet-Seymour Feb. 21 by defeating Rochester 209-178 in the regional team standings.
Seniors Robbie Hansen (170 pounds) and Hunter Crumly (195), junior Garrick Walker (145) and sophomore Will Putnam (285) all won championships for Glenwood. Putnam beat Taylorville senior Mike Nelson with a 2-1 decision in the finals and improved to 24-0.
The Titans set a program record with 11 wrestlers appearing in championship matches.
Jack Bruso defeated Glenwood's Matt Edie in a 13-8 decision in the 113 pound championship match during the IHSA Class 2A Regionals at Glenwood High School, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Chatham, Ill. Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register
were other highlights for the Titans. Seventh-seeded freshman Matt Edie upset second-seeded Zac Hulvey of Lanphier in the first round at 113 pounds, and Edie eventually finished second. Glenwood junior David Jones knocked off the No. 1 seed at 138 pounds, Riverton’s two-time state qualifier Chris Whaley, in the semifinals.
Rochester produced five regional champions, with four of them being underclassmen. Freshmen Logan Peters (106), Jack Bruso (113), Zack Gleeson (182) notched wins along with sophomore Mason Ross (120). Junior Drew McCoy also won his title bout for the Rockets.
Springfield High had three first-place finishers and took third in the team standings with 144 points. Sophomore Jacquez Stewart won at 126 pounds. Senior teammate Brayton Lynch (138) and junior Peyton West (160) were also winners. Jacquez’s younger brother, Daniel Stewart, also advanced to sectionals as an individual. He placed third in the 120-pound weight class.
Other regional champions were Riverton junior Noah Foreman (152) and Lanphier junior Brayan Reyes (220).