Coby Haney and Brady Foster each captured individual titles Saturday, and Mattoon took the team title in the Mascoutah Invitational Wrestling Tournament.
Haney (24-1), a junior, posted three straight major decisions before holding on for a 2-1 decision in the 113-pound championship match.
Haney recorded a take down in the first round, was ridden out in the second round and gave up an escape in the third to post the victory.
Haney had defeated Collinsville’s Joe Biciocchi 10-2 in the semifinals. In earlier rounds, Haney posted scores of 11-2 and 13-1 over his opponents to advance.
Foster (22-1), a sophomore, pinned three straight opponents before defeating East Alton-Wood’s Aaron Niemeyer 10-5 in the 106-pound championship match.
Foster had pinned Mascoutah’s Chris Tomlin with 20 seconds left in the semifinal match after having posted pins 1 minute, 12 seconds and 42 seconds into his previous two matches.
“Brady Foster and Coby Haney looked dominant in their title victories,” Mattoon coach Brett Porter said.
Sophomore Kiefer Duncan (15-4) took second at 132 pounds, reaching the final by posting two pins – in 35 seconds and 2:13, respectively – as well as a 5-4 decision over Gannen Kane in the semifinals. Duncan was pinned by Bethalto’s Caleb Tyus 4:44 into his title match.
Junior Jeremiah Jones (13-6) won his consolation match at 145 pounds, a pin at 4:19 over Jacksonville’s Trey Elliott to take fifth place, after having lost a 15-9 decision in the quarterfinal. Jones posted two pins of under one minute in his opening matches – 16 and 35 seconds, respectively.
Freshman Logan Blackburn (17-7) also took fifth after winning his consolation final, a 5-2 decision over Jacksonville’s Collin Reif at 126 pounds.
Freshman Leo Meyer (20-9) took fifth at 195 pounds after he battled back from an early loss to win four successive matches, three by pins. he took the fifth-place match by a 7-0 decision.
“I’m incredibly proud of all Mattoon wrestlers this weekend,” Porter said. “To go into a tournament with so many quality teams and have 10 out of 11 individuals place, shows a great team effort.”
Here are several other Mattoon wrestlers who placed:
Freshman Kyus Root (18-10), sixth place at 170 pounds
Senior Gavin Jones (15-7), sixth place at 160 pounds
Sophomore Mick Porter (11-7), eighth place at 120 pounds