Sectional Wrestling Recap
February 16, 2011Stillman Valley High School
Stillman Cardinals Advance 5 Wrestlers to State
Stillman Valley Cardinals bring 8 wrestlers into the Class 1A Sectionals in Oregon this past weekend. The first round took place Friday night at 4:30pm. Stillman would have 5 weights with byes in the first round (112, 119, 125, 130, and 160). At 140 Talon Paul would start the Cardinal run with a pin of 2.23. At 145 Tad Hawley would also get a Cardinal pin in 1.14. At 285 Pat Cusack would have a close match that would end up 3-2 unfortunately putting him into the wrestle backs on Saturday. In round 2 at 112 Miah Shearer would get a tech-fall 25-10. At 119 Nick Harrison gets a Cardinal pin of .31sec. At 125 JJ Whaley gets a tech-fall of 15-0. At 130 Jose Abitua would win a close one 7-5, and at 160 Zach Patterson would also get a win of 7-0 advancing them all to the next round on Saturday.
On Saturday we start with 285 Pat Cusack in wrestle backs, unfortunately for this cardinal sophomore this would end in a fall of 4:59. This would leave 7 Cardinals headed into the Semi-final round. At 112 Miah Shearer starts the cardinals off with a close win of 6-4 advancing him to the Finals. At 119 Nick Harrison would also advance with a Cardinal pin of 1:19. At 125 JJ Whaley keeps the pins going with 2:26 advancing him as well. At 130 Jose Abitua would end up getting pinned by the eventually champion of this weight class in 1:33. At 140 Talon Paul would also lose a good match 14-8 after having the eventual champion of this weight class on his back. At 145 Tad Hawley would get a Cardinal pin of 2:53. With one weight left in Semi's the cardinals are looking good. At 160 Zach Patterson would end this round with a 10-4 win. In the semi-final wrestle backs the cardinals have 2 wrestlers that need to win to advance to the finals. At 130 Jose Abitua would not be advancing to the finals with a loss of 7-0. At 140 Talon Paul advances with an 11-1 win.
The Cardinals have 6 out of 8 wrestling in the finals. Five of those wrestler's are already State Qualifiers. After an exciting parade of finalists we start off with 112 Miah Shearer. Miah would end placing 2nd in a very close match. At 119 Nick Harrison would be the Cardinals 1st Sectional champion, following him will be 125 JJ Whaley with another 1st place finish. At 140 Talon Paul would take 4th place. At 145 Tad Hawley would finish 2nd in a very excitingly close match. At 160 Zach Patterson would also take 2nd place also in a close match. Next weekend the Cardinals will travel to Champaign for the IHSA Class 1A Championships. The Cardinals have 5 hopefuls for State Placement. Good Luck to all of them in Champaign. Bring home the hardware!