By Bill Howes
Chariton advanced two wrestlers to Districts at the Class 2A sectionals 9 meet at Albia this past Saturday. Chariton senior Jordan Mundy had a huge day capturing the 220-pound title and going 3-0 with two pins and a major decision win in the finals.
Senior Nick Wood also had a big day finishing second at 285 pounds with two pins to advance to Districts. Logan Demichelis just missed advancing placing third at 182 and Jayden Allen-Winston also just missed moving on placing third at 195.
Jacob Chapman placed fourth at 106 pounds. Octavio Garcia placed fifth at 113 and Drake Entrekin placed fifth at 132.
As a team, Chariton placed seventh overall out of seven teams with 98 points. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (EBF) placed first overall with 218 points. Knoxville was second with 184.5 and Centerville was third with 177.
Albia was fourth with 160.5 and Central Decatur was fifth with 113. Clarke was sixth with 101.
At 220, Mundy (26-7) pinned Steven Metcalf of Knoxville in the quarterfinals in 12 seconds. In the semifinals, Mundy pinned Colton Champoux of EBF in 3:51. In the first place match, Mundy won by a 14-5 major decision over Cruise Flanders of Centerville to win the 220-pound title.
At 285, Wood (26-4) received a bye in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Wood pinned Jace Lang of Centerville in 27 seconds. In the first place match Wood lost by disqualification to Will Smith of Clarke. In the second place match Wood pinned Skyler Young of EBF in 3:56 to place second overall and advance.
At 182, Demichelis (14-5) received a bye in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Demichelis was pinned by Dakota Boswell of Central Decatur in 21 seconds. In the third place match, Demichelis won by a 7-1 decision over Wyatt Darnell of Knoxville. In the second place match, Demichelis lost by no contest to Boswell of Central Decatur to finish third.
Read the February 11, 2020 edition of he Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.