Byron High School

Wrestling: Byron falls to Marian Central Catholic in IHSA 1A Dual Sectional match

Hurricanes take down Tigers 48-28


STERLING — The Byron High School varsity wrestling team faced off with Marian Central Catholic during the IHSA 1A Dual Sectional meet at Newman Central Catholic on Tuesday. The Tigers fell to the Hurricanes 48-28, with six Byron athletes earning victories in the match.

Marian Central held an 18-0 lead over the first three bouts. Jimmy Mastny and Nicolas Astacio recorded falls over Byron’s Jacob Ross and Carsen Behn in the 157-pound and 175-pound bouts, while Max Astacio added a win by a forfeit in the 165-pound bout for the Hurricanes. 

The Tigers answered with three straight wins from Kyle Jones, Jarett Ross and Jared Claunch. Jones scored a 10-5 decision over Dan French in the 190-pound bout before Ross and Claunch notched back-to-back falls over Owen Neuzil and Kaleb Eckman to claim the 215-pound and 285-pound matchups. Byron forfeited the 106-pound bout to Marian Central’s Chandler Gardner.

Anthony Alanis gave the Hurricanes a 27-15 lead with a fall over Damien Palacios in the 113-pound bout. Jackson Norris fired back for the Tigers, securing a 9-4 decision against Marian Central’s Josiah Perez. The Hurricanes sealed their dual win with three consecutive wins over the next three bouts. Brayden Tenuissen and Vance Williams each received forfeits for the 126-pound and 138-pound bouts, while Andrew Alvarado earned a fall in the 132-pound bout.

Byron took the last two bouts Tuesday, with Will Julian recording a third-period fall against Josh Gawronski at 144 and Brody Stien totaling a 19-5 major decision over Connor Cassels at 150.