Local wrestlers sending five to State

Coal City and Wilmington were able to get a few wrestlers out of a tough Sectional this past weekend, as they combined for five individual entrees for the state bracket.

The Coalers will be sending four individuals to the State Farm Center in Champaign on Thursday.

Coal City had two champions in the Olympia Sectional, as Alex Friddle (120) and Daniel Jezik (160) were able to go undefeated through the weekend.

Joining them will be Connor Huston (113) who claimed fourth, and Ryan Wasielewski (145) who secured third.

For Wilmington, the Wildcats will send one individual to the state bracket, as Jack Narine (106) picked up second through his competition.

Reed-Custer was unable to secure any state appearances for their individuals though, as all the Comet wrestlers placed out of the top four.