Area Grapplers Battle On Saturday

On Saturday the Fairfield and Pekin girls wrestling teams competed in the tournament at Louisa-Muscatine. For Fairfield Alyia Abbott finished in third place at 105 as their lone placer. For Pekin Lex Nelson took 6th at 110, Payten Coleman was 6th at 120, Emma hopper took 8th at 125, Lila Miller took first at 135 and Hailey Pedrick took 3rd at 140. 

The Fairfield boys wrestling team took fifth out of six teams at the Williamsburg tournament. Cael McCabe took first at 113, Zach Westercamp took second at 132, Dain Burkart took second at 182 and Dre Smithburg took first place at 220. 

The Cardinal wrestling team competed in the Rich Gray Invitational at Interstate 35 high school with Isaac Cox as their lone placer as he finished in third place at heavyweight. 

The Van Buren County wrestling team competed in the boys side of the tournament at Louisa-Muscatine. The Warriors saw Colt Boyles finish in third place at 106. T.J. Jirak at 126, Korbin Camp at 132, Tyler Stoltz at 138, Cale Mellinger at 145, Darrin Coffman at 160 and Nehemiah Westercamp at 220 all placed 5th in their weight classes. Elijah Westercamp finished fourth place at 195.