Eight Jr. Vandal grapplers advance to IKWF sectional

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By Andrew Harner

Eight Jr. Vandals qualified for this weekend’s Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation sectional tournament in Highland.

All of the wrestlers who placed at least fourth in their age group (9 and older) at the Herrin Regional last Saturday qualified. Six wrestlers younger than 9 also placed in the top two for Vandalia.

Saturday, Feb. 25
at Herrin Regional
•Eric McKinney placed first
•Logan Nance placed first
•Owen Miller placed second
7- and 8-year-olds
•Gavin Mouser placed first
•Dawson McKinney placed second
•Riely Ward placed second
9- and 10-year-olds
•Tanner Swain placed first
•Jarek Wehrle placed first
•Kyle Miller placed second
•Markus Ishiah placed third
11- and 12-year-olds
•Allysin Ward placed first
•Garret Stewart placed second
•Jarrett Paslay placed fourth
13- and 14-year-olds
•Bobby Bradley placed first