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Jr. wrestlers have strong showing in first events

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By Andrew Harner

Six members of the Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club placed first in Sunday’s season-opening tournament in Bethalto.
In the 6 and under division, Max Philpot and Parker Ray earned individual championships; in the 7-8 division, Owen Miller and Jacob Sperandio placed first; in the 9-10 division, Gavin Mouser was a winner; and in the 11-12 division, Tanner Swain took first-place honors.

The Jr. Vandals will be at home this weekend for the annual Vandalia Tournament.

The event will be held on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7
at Edwardsville
Beginners Tournament
9- and 10-year-olds
•Drake Eastin placed third

Sunday, Dec. 8
at Bulls Tournament
6-and-under
•Max Philpot placed first
•Parker Ray placed first
•Brady Elder placed fourth
•Ross Miller placed fifth
7- and 8-year-olds
•Owen Miller placed first
•Jacob Sperandio placed first
•Eric McKinney placed second
•Baelynd Brown placed third
•Logan Nance placed third
9- and 10-year-olds
•Gavin Mouser placed first
•Dawson McKinney placed third
11- and 12-year-olds
•Tanner Swain placed first
13- and 14-year-olds
•Jarrett Paslay placed third
•Shane White placed third
•Luke Francis placed fourth

Those participating but not placing were: Cazdyn Brown, Chase Cearlock, Dillon Hinton, Brody Matthews, Corbin Meyers, Damian Roedl, Easton Maroon, Zach Stephenson, Ethan Largent and Garret Stewart.

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Also wrestling at Bethalto was Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow.

He won his weight class in the 11-12 division, going 3-0.