Area wrestling preview capsules


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 7:46 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Erie-Prophetstown Panthers
Coach:
Tod McCullough (16th season)
Last season: Class 1A regional runner-up
Returning state qualifier: Sr.: Brandon McCullough (106)
Other notables: Sr.: Johnathon Butts (195); Jrs.: Jace Bright (220), Seth Montgomery (152/160), Nick Williams (170); Sophs.: Josh Bowling (113), Jared Cole (138); Fr.: Josh Wheeler (132), Dylan Binion (152)
McCullough's view: "We have a nice group of returning starters and upperclassmen that should mix well with a very athletic group of freshmen."

Fulton Steamers
Coach:
Chris Grant (4th season)
Last season: 9th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifiers: None
Other notables: Jr.: Ethan Jones (138); Sophs.: Aaron Field (126), Tristan Smith (132)
Grant's view: "The team is hard-working and hungry to win. They are determined to do their very best and rally together as a team."

Kewanee Boilermakers
Coach:
Charley Eads (6th season)
Last season: 5th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifier: None
Other notables: Sr.: Mark Breedlove (138); Soph.: Bo Walters (126)
Eads' view: "I expect a team that will be extremely physical and show no quit. By the time regional rolls around, I project that we will be able to have four or five sectional qualifiers depending on how the weight classes fall."

Mercer County Golden Eagles
Coach:
Jeremy Finch (3rd season)
Last season: Class 1A regional champions; 3rd at state dual meet
Returning state qualifiers: Srs.: Zach Nelson (152/160), Logan Snyder (132/145); Soph.: Tristen Finch (138)
Other notables: Srs.: Jon Ricke (160/170), Jesse Snyder (152/160); Jr.: Bobby Lincoln (220); Sophs.: Curtis VanWinkle (126/132), Matt Weeks (170/182), Mason Weeks (182/195), Drake Stirn (106)
Finch's view: "This will be a senior-led squad with a very experienced group of underclassmen. We should be very competitive again this season."

Monmouth-Roseville Titans
Coach:
Bob Reedy (9th season)
Last season: 4th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifier: Jr.: Justin Kinney (113)
Other notables: Sr.: Cain Cokel (195); Jr.: Lane McIntyre (152); Sophs.: Chuck Jacobsen (106), Gavin McIntyre (126), Logan Millizer (170)
Reedy's view: "We will be very young this year, but at the same time, we feel that we will be competitive. Our goals are to improve each day and compete in every match."

Morrison Mustangs
Coach:
Tony Wright (1st season)
Last season: 4th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifiers: None
Other notables: Srs.: Calvin Harridge (182/195), Alex Fischbach (220/285), Brian Benson (145/152), Nolan Dykema (152/160); Jr.: Tylr Dolan (126/132); Fr.: Andy Bird (126/132), Parker Zickert (195/220)
Dolan's view: "This year's squad has a balance of experience and youth. The squad expects to improve on its much-improved dual-meet record."

Orion Chargers
Coach:
Dan Diamond (7th season)
Last season: 5th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifier: Sr.: Joe DeVolder (126); Jr.: Jacob DeVolder (152)
Other notables: Sr.: Jon Nicholson (220); Sophs.: Mike Dierikx (132), Dakota Smith (145) and Payton Loete (171)
Diamond's view: "Obviously, our numbers are going to be a challenge. We're hoping to be competitive."

Riverdale Rams
Coach:
Lance Sherman (2nd season)
Last season: 4th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifier: Sr.: T.J. Lowe (160/170)
Other notables: Srs.: Ruben Garza (106/113), Logan Sherman (220); Jrs.: John Stickler (120/126), Terry White (182), Nathan Rocker (195); Soph.: Cole Ebenroth (138)
Sherman's view: "With most everyone back in our lineup and more wrestlers in our room this year, we hope to improve on our dual-team record and tournament standings."

Rockridge Rockets
Coach:
Jeff Schmulbach (2nd season)
Last season: 8th in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifiers: None
Other notables: Sr.: Dayton Stanford (138); Jr.: Dillon Gerischer (195); Soph.: Jayson Moody (170)
Schmulbach's view: "Once again, we are going to be a very young team, but we do have more athletes out this year. ... The kids are working hard. If they keep this up, we should have a great deal of success by the end of the season."

Sherrard Tigers
Coach:
Jeff Garrett (7th season)
Last season: West Central Conference champions; 3rd in Class 1A regional
Returning state qualifiers: None
Other notables: Jrs.: Jacob Hast (113/120), Ben Corlett (285); Sophs.: Chance Teel (113/120), Dylan Mizaur (145/152), Isaac Goldner (145/152); Fr.: Hunter Spengler (106)
Garrett's view: "We are young. We lost eight seniors, so we're in a rebuilding/reloading stage. We will have some individuals contend for some possible state hardware."

-- By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com
















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)