Grade School Grapplers (photos)10:14 AM March 13, 2019
The EP Panther Wrestling Club held its annual open tournament last Friday in Erie. The club is made up of wrestlers in 1st through 4th grades. Coaches Justin Hovey, Josh Mosher, Chris Wetzell, and Adam Reyner run the program in Prophetstown with Shane Ryan and Eric Slocum doing the same in Erie.
The tournament hosted about 160 athletes from towns throughout northern Illinois. members of the EP high school wrestling team served as officials and scorers for the meet. Funds raised help grow the wrestling program and high school wrestlers who work the tournament receive a discount on their summer wrestling camp.
Twelve girls also competed in the event with trophies awarded to the top 4 wrestlers in each category.
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