Archers gaining confidence on the wrestling mat
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:12 AM
The Antwerp High School wrestling team participated in the Margaretta Invitational had a very productive weekend.
Four of five Archer wrestlers competing managed to place in the top four of their respective weight classes on their way to an eighth place finish as a team.
Finishing in fourth place at 145 pounds with a 1-3 record was senior Hunter Strickland. Earning a third place finish for the Archers at 160 pounds was senior Logan Shaner. Shaner had 3 wins with 2 losses and 3 pins in tournament action.
Finishing as a champion for the first time in his young career was freshman Randall Mills at 113 pounds. Mills was 2-0 on the day and outscored his opponents 22-0. Also finishing in first place was sophomore Aidan McAlexander at 106 pounds.
Like Mills, McAlexander was also perfect on the day with a 4-0 record, winning all 4 with pins. So far this season, McAlexander has won two of the three tournaments he has participated in, amassing a record of 10 wins and only one loss.