Ogle County wrestlers battle at state tournament

Stillman Valley wrestler Aiden Livingston (145-pound senior, placed fifth) took part in the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 16-18 in Champaign. (Photo by Jodi Jones)

CHAMPAIGN — Wrestlers from Ogle County high schools recently competed at the IHSA State Tournament Feb. 16-18 in Champaign.

Byron competitors Included Kyle Jones (182-pound junior, placed third) and Jared Claunch (220-pound sophomore, state qualifier). 

Polo competitors included Josiah Perez (106-pound freshman, state qualifier) and Wyatt Doty (132-pound senior, placed fourth).

Rochelle all-state qualifiers included Tommy Tourdot (113-pound junior), Xavier Villalobos (120-pound sophomore), Joseph Nadig (126-pound sophomore), Brock Metzger (182-pound junior), Kaiden Morris (220-pound sophomore) and Dempsey Atkinson (145-pound sophomore, girls qualifier).

Stillman Valley competitors included Aiden Livingston (145-pound senior, placed fifth), Jack Seacrist (152-pound senior, placed sixth) and Andrew Forcier (182-pound senior, placed fifth).