Local wrestlers advance to state meet

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Three Boyle County wrestlers won regional championships Saturday in the 7th Region Championships at Stearns.

Micah Thompson won in the 106-pound class, Jackson Burger won at 157 pounds and Ethan Montgomery won at 175 pounds for Boyle.

The Rebels finished as regional runners-up in the team standings after their wrestlers placed in the top six in 13 of the 14 weight classes at McCreary Central.

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Danville was seventh in the team standings and had four wrestlers among the top six in their classes.

Kaygen Roberts (113 pounds), Jaimen Carey (144) and Ethan Wheeler (165) of Boyle and Richard Norris (150) of Danville were regional runners-up in their classes.

The top four wrestlers in each class advanced to state first-round competition Saturday at Great Crossing. The top eight wrestlers in each class at the state first-round tournament will advance to the state final-round tournament Feb. 25-26 at George Rogers Clark.

Here are Boyle and Danville wrestlers who finished in the top six in their classes:
106 — 1. Micah Thompson (BC)
113 — 2. Kaygen Roberts (BC)
120 — 4. Dakota Phillips (BC)
126 — 3. Evan Browning (BC)
132 — 5. Cruz Reynolds (BC)
138 — 6. Judah Carey (BC)
144 — 2. Jaimen Carey (BC)
150 — 2. Richard Norris (D); 5. Jax Crowe (BC)
157 — 1. Jackson Burger (BC); 3. Jerome Johnson (D)
165 — 2. Ethan Wheeler (BC); 3. Holden McKnight (D)
175 — 1. Ethan Montgomery (BC)
190 — 5. Evan Wheeler (BC)
285 — 6. Nate Rush (BC)