JANESVILLE, Wisc. — Eight members of the Rochelle Wrestling Club battled in the Parker Youth Tournament on Sunday. Two Rochelle wrestlers brought home first-place awards from the out-of-state event.
Elias Andronic finished first in the 43-45 Kindergarten bracket with a 4-0 record. Andronic won by fall over North Boone’s Thorin Anderson and Orfordville’s Rylee Huffman before scoring a 10-1 major decision against Johnsburg’s George Vingan. Andronic beat Stockton’s Brigson Decker by 10-4 decision for the title.
Garrett Miller placed first in the 112-113 3-4 Grade bracket with a 3-0 record. Miller received two forfeits in the tournament but scored a 13-0 major decision shutout victory against Fort Atkinson’s Jackson Rockwood.
Chase Marruffo took third in the 59-60 1-2 Grade bracket with a 2-2 record. Marruffo opened the tournament with a fall over Brodhead’s Quentin Lewis-Usher and a 15-0 technical fall against North Boone’s Dennis Wold before losing against McFarland’s Raine Voeck and Milton’s Kaleb Wallisch.
Benjamin Morris placed third in the 119-128 5-6 Grade bracket with a 2-2 record. After falling against Janesville’s Eli Demrow and Monroe’s Patrick Harms, Morris bounced back with a victory by 6-0 decision over Evansville’s Jonathon McCarthy and a fall victory against Delavan’s Chase Nieuwenhuis.
Nehemiah Andronic finished fourth in the 53-57 1-2 Grade bracket, earning one fall victory over Machesney Park’s Adam Larsen. Braxton Rosenthal took fourth in the 51-56 3-4 Grade bracket, scoring one 15-0 technical fall against Polo’s Nathaniel Heidenreich. Axel Alsop placed fourth in the 104-114 5-6 Grade bracket, recording one victory by 4-2 decision against Fort Atkinson’s Lucas Mitchell.
Silas Alsop finished fifth in the 59-62 1-2 Grade bracket.