The Litchfield wrestling team was in Vandalia on Tuesday, May 4, for a South Central Conference meet with the Vandals and Roxana. The Panthers would do well in contested matches, taking four of five against the Shells and splitting with Vandalia 3-3, but would give up too many points in forfeits to collect team wins.
The Roxana match would end 36-36, with the Shells winning on criteria (fewer forfeits), while the Vandalia match went to the Vandals by a 52-21 final score.
All four of Litchfield’s wins would come by fall against the Shells, with defending state champion Will Carlile making short work of Elias Theis with a pin in 49 seconds at 160 pounds. Alex Powell and Ashtin Carver also took first period pins, with Powell beating J.D. Colman at 106 pounds at the 1:02 mark and Carver winning his 138 pound bout at 1:53 over Bryan Rodriguez. Litchfield’s other pin came from Carter Powell, who knocked off Justis Theis with 20 seconds left in the second period at 120 pounds.
Litchfield’s other points came by forfeit, with Brady Davidson and Kaleb Crabtree getting the free pass. Double forfeits would come at 113 and 126 pounds, but Litchfield yielded 30 points from forfeits at 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.
In the Vandalia match, Carlile picked up his second pin of the night with a pin of Ryan Kaiser at the 3:55 mark, while Brady Davidson also scored a win by fall at 132 pounds, pinning Owen Miller with 36 seconds left in the second period. Carter Powell also scored his second victory, beating Jarek Wehrle in an 8-3 decision. Wehrle finished fourth at state at 106 pounds in 2020.
Litchfield also got six points from Alex Powell at 106 pounds, but gave up forfeits at 113, 126, 170, 182, 220 and 285, with a double forfeit at 195.
The match in Fayette County was the second of the season for Litchfield, who opened the year with a tough draw against Glenwood and Civic Memorial.
Against the Bethalto-based Eagles, Litchfield would fall 51-6, with Alex Powell accounting for the six points with a forfeit win at 113 pounds.
In the match with the Titans of Chatham, Litchfield picked up two victories, with Carter Powell pinning Owen Ottino with one second left in the first period of the 120-pound match and Brady Davidson out-pointing Jager Ferguson 18-11 at 132 pounds.
With four contested wins and eight forfeit victories, Glenwood took the match 66-10.
Next up for the Purple Panthers is a meet on May 8, at 10 a.m. against Auburn.
April 30 at Litchfield
Civic Memorial 51, Litchfield 6
106: Double forfeit
113: Alex Powell (L) won by forfeit
120: Double forfeit
126: Bryce Griffin (CM) def. Carter Powell (L) by fall at 1:25
132: Ben Skaggs (CM) def. Brady Davidson (L) by fall at 4:25
138: Caleb Tyus (CM) def. Aaron Roach (L) by fall at 1:15
145: Mason Walker (CM) def. Kaleb Crabtree (L) by dec. 15-12
152: Vinny Zerban (CM) def. Nick Hawley (L) by fall at 1:02
160: Abe Wojcikiwicz (CM) def. Will Carlile by fall at 5:53
170: Briley Christenson (CM) won by forfeit
182: Colton Carlisle (CM) won by forfeit
195: Double forfeit
220: Double forfeit
285: Logan Cooper (CM) won by forfeit
132: Ashtin Carver (L) def. Ashton Reed (CM) by fall at 3:08
145: Mason Walker (CM) def. Colten Hester (L) by fall at 2:26
Glenwood 66, Litchfield 10
106: Andrew Davis (G) won by forfeit
113: Maya Davis (G) def. Alex Powell (L) by dec. 6-3
120: Carter Powell (L) def. Owen Ottino (G) by fall at 1:59
126: Ben Maduena (G) won by forfeit
132: Brady Davidson def. Jager Ferguson (G) by maj. dec. 18-11
138: Jacob Antonacci (G) def. Aaron Roach (L) by dec. 3-1
145: A. Williams (G) def. Brandon Malloy (L) by fall at 5:09
152: Aden Byal (C) def. Nick Hawley (L) by fall at 1:22
160: Hayden Small (G) won by forfeit
170: Luke Smalley (G) won by forfeit
182: Ashton Wilbern (G) won by forfeit
195: Jack Miles (G) won by forfeit
220: Connor Miller (G) won by forfeit
285: Alex Hamrick (G) won by forfeit
138: Braxton Warren (G) def. Caleb Jurgena (L) 6-2
May 4 at Vandalia
Roxana 36*, Litchfield 36
Roxana wins on criteria
106: Alex Powell (L) def. J.D. Colman (R) by fall at 1:02
113: Double forfeit
120: Carter Powell (L) def. Justis Theis (R) by fall at 3:40
126: Double forfeit
132: Brady Davidson (L) won by forfeit
138: Ashtin Carver (L) def. Bryan Rodriguez (R) by fall at 1:53
145: Kaleb Crabtree (L) won by forfeit
152: Paxton Osmoe (R) def. Nick Hawley (L) by fall at 1:18
160: Will Carlile (L) def. Elias Theis (R) by fall at 0:49
170: Corbin White (R) won by forfeit
182: Donald Battles (R) won by forfeit
195: Dynte Baugher (R) won by forfeit
220: James Herring (R) won by forfeit
285: Justin Laws (R) won by forfeit
Vandalia 52, Litchfield 21
106: Alex Powell (L) won by forfeit
113: Josie Womack (V) won by forfeit
120: Carter Powell (L) def. Jarek Wehrle (V) by dec. 8-3
126: Pierson Wilkerson (V) won by forfeit
132: Brady Davidson (L) def. Owen Miller (V) by fall at 3:24
138: Cutter Prater (V) def. Ashtin Carver (L) by fall at 3:00
145: Logan Nance (V) def. Kaleb Crabtree (L) by fall at 2:20
152: Eric McKinney (V) def. Nick Hawley (L) by fall at 1:21
160: Will Carlile (L) def. Ryan Kaiser (V) by fall at 3:55
170: Justin Proctor (V) won by forfeit
182: Tiler Worker (V) won by forfeit
195: Double forfeit
220: Eric Barenfanger (V) won by forfeit
285: Gavin Mouser (V) won by forfeit
145: Kyle Miller (V) def. Caleb Jurgena (L) by fall at 1:26
Record: Litchfield (0-4).
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