Chris Bonnell works against Dierickx of Alleman.
Two In;Two To Go (video)February 10, 2018
After the semi-final round at the Oregon Sectional wrestling tournament the EP Panthers have qualified two wrestlers for next week's state finals. !60 # Garrett Passmore and 170# Mat Garrison will wrestle for first place this afternoon.
Garrison continues to ride a hot streak that started last week at Regional where he finished second upsetting the #1 seed along the way. Passmore had a slight scare in his semi-final match when he was thrown to his back for the first time this season. He quickly countered and won by fall in :50.
The Panthers still have 113# Cameron Abell and 182# Gabe Friedrichsen in the hunt for a trip to Champaign. Abell advanced through the wrestleback after losing in his second match on Friday evening. He will face Taylor from Alleman to earn a chance at the third place match. The top four finishers at each weight qualify for the state finals.
Friedrichsen will be looking for revenge in his consolation semi as he will take on Jaimes from Aurora Christian who he lost to on Friday night 8-4.
Panthers Chris Bonnell, Lucas Carey, Trevor Pratt, Calvin Naftzger, and Mac Foy were all beaten in the wrestlback portion of Saturday's meet.