Althoff's Braunagel remains unbeaten, claims sectional title

News-DemocratFebruary 16, 2014 

Unbeaten and untested, Althoff sophomore Jarrid Braunagel kept rolling along Saturday at the Class 1A Robinson Sectional.

Braunagel improved to 38-0 with a 12-2 rout of Nathan Day of Toledo Cumberland in the 120-pound final and is one of two Crusaders who will advance to the Class 1A state tournament.

Braunagel placed third at 113 at state last year.

Also earning a trip to state finals, which begins Thursday in Champaign, was Althoff 285-pounder Rodney Baker.

A junior, Baker improved to 27-10 with a 5-3 win over Trevor Richards of Lawrenceville in a third-place match.

Will Monroe of Sparta will advance after placing second at 285.

Class 2A

Highland senior and defending 285-pound state champion Tanner Farmer ran his record to 32-0 with a pin in a minute and 31 seconds of Chris Brown of Cahokia to lead the way for local wrestlers at the Class 2A Chatham-Glenwood Sectional.

Farmer will be joined at state by teammate Mason Lee, who placed fourth at 145.

While Farmer again was one of the top individuals, Cahokia, Triad and East St. Louis combined to advanced 14 wrestlers into the Class 2A state finals.

Cahokia and Triad advanced five wrestlers apiece.

Regional team champion Cahokia got a title effort from Dameon Adams, who improved to 25-4 by winning the title at 120. Adams placed third at 113 a year ago.

Brown and Derell Hinkle (160) placed second in their weight classes, while Dearis Tipler (132) and Marlon Manuel (113) were third.

Triad got a championship effort from Cole Witzig, who improved to 22-5 by winning the title at 160.

Cole Wysocki (126) and John McKinney (195) placed second for the Knights, which also saw Alex Crehan take third at 170 and Merik Fulton place fourth at 113.

East St. Louis had two champions as Don Cavitt (126) and SirRomeo Howard (145) both won titles.

Christopher Tucker placed second at 113. Chrishon Tucker was third at 106.

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service