PBL wrestlers lose dual meets, finishes 13th in Prairie Central invite

 FAIRBURY – In Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s 39-30 dual-meet loss to Heyworth Thursday,  head coach Erik Ronney found no solace in his team’s six match victories.

That was because PBL also lost six matches, four of them via forfeit because the team did not have a wrestler available for those respective weight classes.

“I’m not happy with it,” Ronney said. “I don’t know what else to say about it. I’d be happy if we lost all these matches with a full team. I would rather be an 0-10 team with a full roster rather than having us lose close matches because kids quit. We’re not a quitting team, but apparently that’s what we are, and I’m not happy with it.”

Tyler Ellis pinned his opponent in 55 seconds in the 106-pound division while Colin Sullivan had a pin 1:44 into the 120-pound match.

Jacob Meyer pinned Sam Asmus in the 182-pound bout in a time of 1:54. In the 285-pound division, J.T. Grady won via 5-2 decision.

Conrad Powell claimed victory via injury default in the 195-pound class while Will Boman won by forfeit in the 220-pound division.

“The kids are good,” Ronney said. “The kids are happy and doing well. He just made some simple mistakes. He’s got a lot of time to practice to get on top of that. Colin Sullivan’s doing well. Tyler Ellis wrestled his butt off. Meyer had a huge win. He had a huge pin.

“Conrad had a win, too. He’s got to keep his head in the game. Sometimes, he switches out, but he’s got to be a varsity wrestler. Jacob showed me what he needs to wrestle to get to sectionals, and if he keeps that up, then I know he can be a high-quality wrestler come regionals, but he needs to keep wrestling like that.”

In PBL’s 54-18 loss to Prairie Central in its other dual meet Thursday, the team did not achieve a single match victory. Ellis, Sullivan and Meyer each won by forfeit.

The Panthers finished 13th in Saturday’s Prairie Central Hawk Classic.

Wyatt Morris won fourth place in the 113-pound division while Meyer and Boman each took fifth place in the 195- and 220-pound weight classes, respectively.

PBL’s next wrestling meet took place Tuesday at Mount Zion. The Panthers will take to the Hoopeston Area mat at 6:30 p.m.

“Our time and numbers are low, but we’re going to get there,” Ronney said. “All we’re wrestling for is regionals right now.”

Prairie Central 54, PBL 18

106 pounds — Tyler Ellis (P) won by forfeit.
113 — double forfeit.
120 — Colin Sullivan (P) won by forfeit.
126 — double forfeit.
132 — Garcia (PC) won by forfeit.
138 — Hartke (PC) won by forfeit.
145 — Keller (PC) won by forfeit.
152 — Bahler (PC) pinned Roger Miller, 1:27.
160 — Adams (PC) won by forfeit.
170 — Schuler (PC) pinned Chris Mesch, 1:16.
182 — Malone (PC) pinned Conrad Powell, :23.
195 — Jacob Meyer (P) won by forfeit.
220 — Ricketts (PC) pinned Will Boman, :35.
285 — Parks (PC) pinned J.T. Grady, 2:42.
Exhibition — Keller (PC) pinned Tanner Wood, 1:53.

Heyworth 39, PBL 30
106 pounds – Tyler Ellis (P) pinned Tate, :55.
113 – Collier (H) won by forfeit.
120 – Colin Sullivan (P) pinned Gallivan, 1:44.
126 – Fosdick (H) won by forfeit.
132 – Goodrich (H) won by forfeit.
138 – double forfeit.
145 – Cathey (H) won by forfeit.
152 – Sinn (H) pinned Roger Miller, 1:55.
160 – double forfeit.
170 – Brawnock (H) pinned Chris Mesch, 1:56.
182 – Jacob Meyer (P) pinned Asmus, 1:54.
195 – Conrad Powell (P) inj. def. Wiseman.
220 – Will Boman (P) won by forfeit.
285 – J.T. Grady (P) dec. Edwards, 5-2.
Exhibition – Cathey (H) pinned Tanner Wood, :45.

At Fairbury
Team scores

1. Argenta-Oreana 217; 2. Prairie Central 195; 3. Clifton Central 179; 4. Lincoln 123.5; 5. El Paso-Gridley 119.5; 6. Champaign Centennial 117.5; 7. Kankakee Bishop McNamara 79; 8. Grant Park 75; 9. Peoria Richwoods 74; 10. Chicago Hope Academy 69; 11. Hoopeston Area 67; 12. Tolono Unity 63; 13. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 57; 14. Heyworth 48; 15. Putnam County-Hall 15.
PBL results
106 pounds

First round — Zach Stewart (RICH) pinned Tyler Ellis (PBL), 4:36.
Consolation quarterfinals — Ellis tech. fall Brandon Monney (AO), 3:25.
Consolation semifinals — Austin Swarts (LINC) pinned Ellis, 3:31.
113 pounds
Quarterfinals — Wyatt Morris (PBL) dq. Corey Collier (HEY), 3:35.
Semifinals — Andrew Verr (HOPE) pinned Morris, 1:28.
Third-place match — Gary Rolofson (AO) pinned Morris, 2:57.
120 pounds
First round — Colin Sullivan (PBL) maj. dec. Brenden Coletti (GP), 22-9.
Quarterfinals – Zach Whitsel (AO) dec. Sullivan, 8-1.
Consolation quarterfinals — Sullivan tech. fall Jecorrey Duncan (HOPE), 17-0 (3:52).
Consolation semifinals — Jacob Kaericher (CLIF) dec. Sullivan, 7-4.
126 pounds
First round — Isaiah Bell (HOOP) pinned Shayna Salinas (PBL), 2:48.
Consolation quarterfinals — Blake Belt (BM) pinned Salinas, :58.
145 pounds
First round — Connor Cathey (HEY) pinned Tanner Wood (PBL), 1:00.
Consolation quarterfinals — Wilson Romero (CLIF) pinned Wood, :21.
152 pounds
Quarterfinals — Hunter SantAmour (EPG) pinned Roger Miller (PBL), :23.
Consolation semifinals — Tyler Tempco (GP) pinned Miller, 1:34.
170 pounds
First round — Tyler Keneipp (PC) pinned Chris Mesch (PBL), 1:04.
First-round consolation — Sal Medina (HOPE) pinned Mesch, 1:22.
182 pounds
First round — Deven McBride (AO) maj. dec. Conrad Powell, 10-2.
Consolation quarterfinals — Sam Asmus (HEY) pinned Powell, 3:17.
195 pounds
First round — Jacob Meyer (PBL) pinned Jacob Varns (HOOP), 3:20.
Quarterfinals — Tristan Reeves (EPG) pinned Meyer, 3:07.
Consolation semifinals — Meyer pinned Nathan Tonozzi (PUT), 1:14.
Fifth-place match — Meyer pinned Jacob Varns (HOOP), :31.
220 pounds
First round — Will Boman (PBL) pinned Eric Poston (HEY), 3:32.
Quarterfinals — Dalton Smith (CLIF) pinned Boman, :35.
Consolation semifinals — Boman pinned Landon Fisher (EPG), :25.
Fifth-place match – Boman pinned Josh Stark (BM), :46.
285 pounds
Quarterfinals — Tyler Ortmann (AO) pinned J.T. Grady (PBL), 3:05.
Consolation semifinals — Kolton Koch (CLIF) pinned Grady, 1:01.


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