A-J Junior Wildcats Perform Well at Sectional, State Tournaments

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A-J Junior Wildcats Perform Well at Sectional, State Tournaments

HIGHLAND—The A-J Junior Wildcats Wrestling Club took its highest number of teammates so far to the IKWF South Sectionals in 2015 with seventeen competing.  Of the fourteen boys and three girls representing A-J, the club took home one first place, four second place, one third place and three fourth place winners.

Drew Sadler took first in the intermediate division with Zoee Sadler, Nile Chotner and Madilyn Hawk finishing second and Kaden Lincoln finishing third.  In the novice division, Barry Johnson and Wyatt Dowdy finished fourth and in the senior division, Nate Kisat finished fourth, all barely missing state qualification.

Novice and senior grapplers who place third or above move on to IKFW State.  One Wildcat—fifth-year wrestler Blake Mays—took second at sectionals and went on to represent the club in Rockford.  He was eliminated early but father and head coach Grover Mays was glad to see him competing at the state level the first year he was eligible and expects him to learn a lot from the experience.

The club sent four to IKWF Girls State: Fifth-year wrestler Madilyn Hawk, fourth-year wrestlers Catie Mays and Zoee Sadler and first-year wrestler Kylie Hale.  They were joined in Yorkville by former Junior Wildcat and current high school wrestler Lexi Macy.  Hawk, Hale and Macy finished third.  Mays finished second wrestling in the high school division.  Sadler finished the day a three-time state champion.

Four Junior Wildcats competed at Midget State: Drew Sadler, Zoee Sadler, Caleb Mays and Blake Mays.  Drew Sadler went 3-2 for the day, finishing fifth.  Blake Mays went 3-1 for the day, finishing second.

The A-J Junior Wildcats finished with the 2014-2015 season being their most successful to date.  Competing in 1038 total matches, the club ended up winning almost 53% of them.  Several of the club’s grapplers will continue competing in the off-season at local and national tournaments.

End of season totals:

Name

Age

Division

State Series Division

Season Record

Total Matches

Wins

Losses

%

Dover, Titus

5

6&U

Bantam

29

9

20

31.03%

Hale, Korbin

5

6&U

Bantam

32

12

20

37.50%

Holshouser, Jase

5

6&U

3

1

2

33.33%

Chotner, Noah

7

7&8

Bantam

39

18

21

46.15%

Conway, Kyle

7

7&8

Bantam

22

5

17

22.73%

Miller, Tate

7

7&8

Bantam

35

23

12

65.71%

Samuels, Travis

7

7&8

Bantam

48

19

29

39.58%

Buchmeier, Kane

8

7&8

Bantam

17

8

9

47.06%

Dover, Daniel

8

7&8

Bantam

29

21

8

72.41%

Hale, Kylie

8

7&8

Intermediate

49

23

26

46.94%

Holshouser, Drew

8

7&8

Intermediate

28

14

14

50.00%

Pearson, Blake

8

7&8

6

0

6

0.00%

Sadler, Drew

8

7&8

Intermediate

76

67

9

88.16%

Sadler, Zoee

8

7&8

Intermediate

66

45

21

68.18%

Smith, Milam

8

7&8

Bantam

13

2

11

15.38%

Chotner, Nile

9

9&10

Intermediate

42

30

12

71.43%

Macy, Thomas

9

9&10

Intermediate

21

9

12

42.86%

Mays, Caleb

9

9&10

Intermediate

59

36

23

61.02%

Smith, Brett

9

9&10

Intermediate

39

15

24

38.46%

Hawk, Madilyn

10

9&10

Intermediate

44

9

35

20.45%

Lincoln, Kaden

10

9&10

Intermediate

25

7

18

28.00%

Mays, Grover

10

9&10

Novice

75

54

21

72.00%

Johnson. Barry

11

11&12

Novice

35

22

13

62.86%

Dowdy, Wyatt

12

11&12

Novice

27

13

14

48.15%

Christy, Carsten

13

13&14

3

1

2

33.33%

Dowdy, Ben

13

13&14

Senior

21

12

9

57.14%

Kisat, Nathan

13

13&14

Senior

40

18

22

45.00%

Jacobs, Aiden

14

13&14

6

4

2

66.67%

Johnson, Christopher

14

13&14

Senior

27

12

15

44.44%

Mays, Catie

14

13&14

Senior

51

27

24

52.94%

Ramage, Marshall

14

13&14

Senior

31

11

20

35.48%

1038

547

491

52.70%

47.30%

 

Sectional and State Tournament Results:

Name

Age

Division

State Series Division

Sectional

IKWF State

IKWF Girls State

Midget State

 

W

L

 

W

L

 

W

L

 

W

L

Hale, Kylie

8

7&8

Intermediate

           

3rd

3

1

     
Holshouser, Drew

8

7&8

Intermediate

 

0

1

                 
Sadler, Drew

8

7&8

Intermediate

1st

1

0

           

5th

3

2

Sadler, Zoee

8

7&8

Intermediate

2nd

1

1

     

1st

3

0

 

0

2

Chotner, Nile

9

9&10

Intermediate

2nd

2

1

                 
Macy, Thomas

9

9&10

Intermediate

 

1

1

                 
Mays, Caleb

9

9&10

Intermediate

 

1

1

             

0

2

Smith, Brett

9

9&10

Intermediate

 

1

2

                 
Hawk, Madilyn

10

9&10

Intermediate

2nd

0

1

     

3rd

0

2

     
Lincoln, Kaden

10

9&10

Intermediate

3rd

0

1

                 
Mays, Grover

10

9&10

Novice

2nd

2

1

 

0

1

     

2nd

3

1

Johnson. Barry

11

11&12

Novice

4th

2

2

                 
Dowdy, Wyatt

12

11&12

Novice

4th

1

2

                 
Dowdy, Ben

13

13&14

Senior

 

0

1

                 
Kisat, Nathan

13

13&14

Senior

4th

3

2

                 
Johnson, Christopher

14

13&14

Senior

 

1

2

                 
Mays, Catie

14

13&14

Senior

 

0

1

     

2nd

2

1

     
Ramage, Marshall

14

13&14

Senior

 

1

2

                 
         

17

22

 

0

1

 

8

4

 

6

7

         

44%

56%

 

0%

100%

 

67%

33%

 

46%

54%

 

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