Charleston completed a strong stretch of wrestling this past week. Charleston split a pair of Apollo Conference duals. Charleston defeated Taylorville 48-18 and lost a close match to Mount Zion 48-33.

Against Taylorville, Kenny Merrill (138) defeated Jed Hammill in a major decision 16-5. Lucas Ross, Morgan Smallhorn, Alaynia Bryant, Mackensie Williams, Alec Sellers, Charlie Gaines, and Stormy Hughes picked up wins via forfeit. Against Mount Zion, Lucas Ross (106) defeated Vinney Baker by fall (1:42). Alec Sellers (152) picked up a win over Carson Thorton in a decision 5-3. Marcellx Boling (195) defeated Brock Trump by fall (5:15) and Stormy Hughes (285) defeated Aiden Ledbetter by fall (2:30.

The following day, Charleston participated in the Eastern Illinois Tournament in Olney on Saturday. Kenny Merrill led the way with a third-place finish at 138 pounds. Alec Sellers also picked up a third-place finish at 152 pounds. Marcellx Boling was fourth at 195 pounds and Stormy Hughes was also fourth at 2985 pounds. Lucas Ross placed sixth at 106 pounds. With 76 team points, Charleston placed 8th out of 14 teams.

Charleston next competes in the Chatham-Glenwood Regional this Saturday.

Results for matches against Taylorville and Mount Zion are down below.

Charleston 48 vs. Taylorville 18
106Lucas Ross (CHS) win by forfeit6
113Double forfeit—–—–
120Morgan Smallhorn (CHS) win by forfeit6
126Alaynia Bryant (CHS) win by forfeit6
132Ethan Dyer (Taylorville) def Dylan Lowell (fall 4:43)6
138Kenny Merrill (CHS) def Jed Hammill (Taylorville) maj. dec. 16-54
145Mackensie Williams (CHS) win by forfeit6
152Alec Sellers (CHS) win by forfeit6
160Double forfeit—–—–
170Charlie Gaines (CHS) win by forfeit6
182Landen Molina (Taylorville) def Kolton Dare (CHS) fall 1:076
195Will Blue (Taylorville) def Marcellx Boling (CHS) fall 2:306
220Double forfeit—–—–
285Stormy Hughes (CHS) win by forfeit6
Charleston 33 @ Mt. Zion 48
106Lucas Ross (CHS) def Vinney Baker (MZ) fall 1:426
113Mason Gray (MZ) win by forfeit6
120Adain Dalley (MZ) def Morgan Smallhorn (CHS) fall :416
126Drayden Smith (MZ) win by forfeit6
132Dylan Lowell (CHS) win by forfeit6
138Kenny Merrill (CHS) win by forfeit6
145Rylan Owens (MZ) def Mackensie Williams (CHS) fall :466
152Alec Sellers (CHS) def Carson Thorton (MZ) decision 5-33
160Kaden Becker (MZ) win by forfeit6
170Tanner Conway (MZ) def Charlie Gaines (CHS) fall :426
182Keller Stocks (MZ) def Kolton Dare (CHS) fall 1:446
195Marcellx Boling (CHS) def Brock Trump (MZ) fall 5:156
220Remington Hiser (MZ) win by forfeit6
285Stormy Hughes (CHS) def Aiden Ledbetter (MZ) fall 2:306
ExhibitionAlaynia Bryant (CHS) def Sudney Cannon (MZ) fall 1:49