River Grove, IL – The Lincoln College wrestling team traveled to Triton College to compete in the Region 24 tournament on Sunday February 10th. The Region Tournament is the team’s National qualifying event. The team competed very well and finished as Region Champions with all 10 wrestlers qualifying for the National tournament. Head Coach Steven Bradley said, “This was a great day for the team and the Lincoln College wrestling program. Each individual came prepared and wrestled well. I could not be more proud of my athletes. They fought hard and believed that they could win. It was a very fun day watching these young men compete. It has been a long season and seeing them achieve their goals was exciting. We finished the day with four champions, two runner-ups, three 3rd place finishers and one 5th place finisher.” Takil Agnew (Springfield, IL) was the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament and Head Coach Steven Bradley was the Region Coach of the Year.
Individual placements are as followed:
125 Ignace Hakizimana (Rock Island, IL.) 1st
133 Alex Jones (Shelbyville, IL.) 3rd
141 Darius Henderson (Rock Island, IL.) 5th
149 Takil Agnew (Springfield, IL.) 1st
157 Luke Dunn (Monticello, IL.) 3rd
165 Darnell Thomas (Cahokia, IL.) 2nd
174 Stephon Rudicil (Bloomington, IL.) 3rd
184 Archie Williams (Champaign, IL.) 1st
197 West Cathcart (Geneseo, IL.) 2nd
Hwt De’Quence Goodman (Chicago, IL) 1st
The National Tournament is February 22nd and 23rd in Des Moines, IA. “Hopefully we work hard to prepare and go into the national tournament with the same focus and determination as we did for the Region tournament,” Coach Bradley added.