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Wrestling Weekend (Photos)

00:00 AM March 12, 2018

EP Wrestling capped off its season with a busy weekend of wrestling that included two state tournaments and a local event featuring future Panther wrestlers.


The EP Middle School Wrestling team sent 7 wrestlers to the state finals at Dekalb on Friday.  90#, 7th grader. Jase Grunder came home with a 4th place medal bettering his 6th place finish from last year. The rest of the Panther contingent competed well, but did not place.

Jase Grunder, 2nd from left, took 4th at the IESA
State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend.


Sophomores, Mack Foy and Tyler Smith spent their weekend competing in the IWCOF Freshman-Sophomore State Tournament in Springfield.  Both wrestlers won their first matches on Saturday, but were unable to reach the podium by the end of the day on Sunday. 


The EP Wrestling Program held its annual Open Tournament on Friday.  The event brings the season to a close for the EP grade school wrestlers.


About 170 wrestlers competed ranging in age from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The tournament serves as a fund raiser for the EP wrestling program and is run and managed by the high school wrestlers, staff, and parents. The wrestlers were divided into five age groups with trophies awarded to the top three places.


The Junior Panther program also held its camp tournament on Thursday night with 85 wrestlers competing.


It has been an outstanding season at all levels for the Panther Wrestling Program.



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