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The Vandalia Jr. wrestlers traveled to Springfield for the only Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation tournament of the weekend, the 30th annual Jon Davis Kids Open.
Approximately 1,500 wrestlers took part in the event, and Vandalia had three individual champions.
In the Elite Division – which includes all participants who qualified for state last season – Tanner Swain claimed the championship in the Novice Elite 101 weight class.
In the open division, Baelynd Brown finished first in his weight among 7- and 8-year-olds, and Jarrett Paslay placed first in his weight among 13- and 14-year-olds.
This weekend, the club will travel to Hillsboro on Saturday and Mt. Vernon on Sunday.
Sunday, Jan. 19
•Novice Elite 101 – Swain placed first
•Novice Elite 66 – Jarek Wehrle placed fifth
•Senior Elite 189 – Luke Francis placed sixth
5- and 6-year-olds
•Parker Ray placed third
•Max Philpot placed fourth
7- and 8-year-olds
•Brown placed first
•Eric McKinney placed second
•Owen Miller placed second
•Logan Nance placed third
9- and 10-year-olds
•Dawson McKinney placed fourth
11- and 12-year-olds
•Tyler Roman, DNP
13- and 14-year-olds
•Paslay placed first
•Nathan Utley placed third
Also wrestling at Springfield was Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow.
He placed first in his division, with a 3-0 record.