Seven Jr. Vandals earn wrestling regional titles

Seven Jr. Vandals earned regional championships on Saturday at the South Regional in Herrin, with five of them advancing to this weekend’s sectional.

In the Novice Division for 11- and 12-year-olds, champions were: Jarek Wehrle (62), Tanner Swain (89) and Garret Stewart (130).

In the Senior Division for 13- and 14-year-olds, champions were: Jarrett Pasley (89) and Shane White (166).

All five of them will compete at this Saturday’s South Sectional at Highland High School. The event begins at 9 a.m.

Any of them who finish in the top three at the sectional will advance to the state tournament in Rockford.

Regional champions in the Bantam Division for 6-8-year-olds were Owen Miller (48-53) and Baeylnd Brown (46).

Other participating for Vandalia were:

Bantam
•Logan Nance, second
•Max Philpot, second
•Eric McKinney, third

Intermediate
•Kyle Miller, second
•Dawson McKinney, fourth

Novice
•Dustin Lott, third
•Luke Francis, fourth

Senior
•Trevor Philpot, third

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