Mattoon’s Gavin Jones playfully shadow boxes with Mt. Vernon’s Ethan Rivera prior to their regional championship match on Saturday afternoon at MHS gym. (photo/Scott Leeman)

Wrestling tournaments, like track & field and swimming competitions, are more like several mini-events packed together. There’s a great deal of action, multiple champions and numerous winners – at both personal and tournament levels. Scott Leeman of SRL Designs was able to capture much of this action from the nearly 100 matches across 14 weight classes at the IHSA Class 2A regional wrestling championships Saturday at MHS gym, where Mattoon and Charleston were able to send a combined 15 wrestlers to next week’s sectional competition in Mascoutah, one step away from the state meet in Champaign. Enjoy.

You can view our match story that includes video from several championship weight class finals, video from early-round matches or visuals on our Instagram page.