By FRED KRONER
Mahomet-Seymour had no individual champions, but nine top-six placers in Saturday’s 38th Marty Williams Invitational wrestling tournament.
In all, 28 Bulldogs took to the mats during the day-long event — most receiving five matches — and 25 earned at least one win while 19 posted at east one pin.
Two M-S grapplers advanced to championship bouts.
At 160 pounds, in a showdown of individuals with 27 season wins, Naperville
Central’s Derek McDaniel edged Lucas Morgan 5-2.
At 220 pounds, Ben Stahl won four consecutive matches — three by pins — to reach the finals. Then he dropped a 6-5 decision to Mattoon’s unbeaten Garrett Branson.
Third-place finishers for the Bulldogs were David Spencer (138 pounds) and David Griffet (285 pounds), who rebounded from a 3-2 overtime loss in the semifinals to register his third pin of the day.
Kyle Johnson (152 pounds) was the team’s lone fourth-place finisher.
Placing fifth for coach Rob Ledin’s team were Wyatt Heimann (170) and Lucas Hooper (195). Jack Vaughn (182) and Seth Buchanan (285) each ended in sixth place.
Three Bulldogs were credited with pins in less than a minute. The fastest was by Skyler Yancy (152) in 32 seconds. Buchanan (39 seconds) and Griffet (44 seconds) also had fast falls.
Yancy, Austin Howard (160), Stahl, Buchanan and Griffet totaled three pins apiece during the invitational. Stahl (who has a team-high 29 wins), Buchanan and Griffet all had two first-period falls.
Bulldogs with two pins for the day were Chance Decker (126), Justin Roberts (152) and Vaughn.
M-S (with 472 points) placed second in the 20-school event to Naperville Central (617 points). Overall, the Bulldogs had 32 pins. Third-place team finisher Metamora collected 409 points.
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