EHS Wrestlers Claim Wins at Urbana Invitational


Published on January 20 2014 10:27 am
Last Updated on January 20 2014 10:27 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School competed in the 35th Annual Urbana Wrestling Invitational Saturday and several wrestlers claimed places.

Travis Durbin captured second place in the 160 pound division. Durbin also won the fastest pin for the tournament. Durbin claimed three victories with the fastest pin coming in the opener over Lucas Faber of Fairfield in :16. He lost in the final match on a pin to Mitchel Bartle (Marion) in 4:31.

Jeff Beasley finished third in the 152 pound division. He picked up two wins before suffering a loss and then finishing out with a victory.

Alex Artola took fifth place in the 145 pound division. Artola won his opener before losing, then claimed three straight victories.

Effingham will be back in action at the Apollo Conference Tournament at Mount Zion Saturday.

Urbana Wrestling Invitational

106 pound -- Brody Beck

Won over Dakota Cook (Charleston), pin 3:52; Lost to Carlos Fuentez, Jr. (Glenbard East), pin 1:52; Lost to Hunter Sales (Fairfield), pin 1:32

126 pound -- Tristen Rhodes

Lost to Dayton Olsen (Glenbard East), pin 1:07; Lost to Adolph Paulson (Marion), pin 1:00

132 pound -- Zane Thilker

Lost to Collin Kelley (Champaign St. Thomas More), pin 1:03; Lost to Scott Szabo (Glenbard East), pin 1:28

145 pound -- AlexArtola (fifth place)

Won over Coltin Crawford (Fairfield), pin :52; Lost to Matt Wnek (Leyden), 16-0; Won over Mike Attaway (Lincoln-Way Central), 7-0; Won over Matt Luttrall (Glenbard East), pin 3:12; Won over Ivan Roque (Urbana), 3-2

152 pound -- Jeff Beasley (third place)

Won over Brett Kirkland (Lincoln-Way Central), pin 4:10; Won over Jarred Dorris (Marion), pin 3:56; Lost to Keith Bachert (Crete-Montee), 12-4; Won over Aaron Farkas (Leyden), 6-2

160 pound -- Travis Durbin (second place)

Won over Lucas Faber (Fairfield), pin :16; Won over Justin Erickson (Charleston), pin 3:35; Won over Danny Hepfinger (Lincoln-Way Central), pin 3:10; Lost to Mitchell Bartle (Marion), pin 4:31

170 pound -- Nathan Case

Lost to Mike Provok (Glenbard East), pin 1:27; Lost to Nick Torres (Lincoln-Way Central), pin 3:06

182 pound -- Griffin Page

Won over Jesus Rodrigues (Leyden), 23-10; Lost to Killian White (Marion), pin :32; Won over Marcus William (Urbana), pin 4:26; Lost to Anthony Thomas (Fairfield), 4-1

195 pound -- Brett Hodges

Lost to Jamie Buchanan (Fairfield), pin 1:00; Lost to Markeeath Everett (Dunbar), pin :33