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2013-14 All-BCR Wrestling Team

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 2:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 7, 2014 2:20 p.m. CDT

106 pounds: • Tyler Wood (Princeton): The Tigers lightweight secured a sectional berth with a third-place finish at the Polo 1A regional. He finished his sophomore season at 23-17, including second-place finish at the Pontiac Tournament.

113 pounds: • Luke Marselle (Princeton): The Tigers sophomore garnered a second-place finish at the Polo 1A regional to qualify for sectional a second straight season. Received Three Rivers Conference honorable mention. He had a 19-15 record.

120 pounds: • Dominick Elliott (Hall/PC): The freshman from Hall went 10-2 in conference; 19-9 overall, but was unable to wrestle at regionals due to illness.

• Austin Wetsel (Princeton): Just a freshman, the BCR Wrestler of the Year led all area grapplers with 30 wins (30-14) on the season. He was the regional runner-up at the Polo 1A regional and claimed fourths at the Pontiac and LeRoy tournaments. He earned Three Rivers Conference second-team selection.

126 pounds: • Mario Flores (Hall/PC): The senior from Putnam County lost just one match in conference (11-1), finishing 17-11 overall. He took third at the Seneca and Kewanee tournaments.

132 pounds: • James Peacock (St. Bede): The Academy senior from Princeton qualified for sectional for the fourth year in a row. He was the regional runner-up and placed fourth at the Byron Sectional, which is considered the top sectional in 1A. He won the Riverdale Invite and placed second at Amboy. He finished with a 26-12 record.

145 pounds: Adam Hunter (St. Bede): Sustained a late-season injury which coach Sean Hobson says he never was able to bounce back from, but was always a fighter to the end. The SBA senior compiled a 14-9 record in his last season on the Academy mats.

152 pounds: • Ben Garland (H/PC): The Putnam County junior went 16-10 overall with a 6-4 slate in the Three Rivers.

• Andre Hurr (SB): The Bruins junior 152 pounder, posted a 17-7 record. In tournaments, he took second at Polo, third at Riverdale and fifth at Amboy.

160 pounds" • Cole Elliott (H/PC): The junior from Hall finished 17-9 and 9-4 in conference, but was unable to wrestle at regionals due to illness. He placed third at the Prairie Central and Kewanee tournaments.

• Drew Pranka (Princeton): Became eligible to wrestle just in time for the PIT, where he placed eighth as the lone PHS place-finisher. He beat the eventual fourth-place state finisher. He posted a 16-9 record and received Three Rivers Conference honorable mention.

182 pounds: • James Hall (Hall/PC): Illness also kept the junior from Hall out of regionals. He went 19-9 overall, 10-3 in conference, placing third at Kewanee tournament.

170 pounds: • Spencer Barnes (St. Bede): Coach Sean Hobson said Barnes’ record of 16-12 does not reflect “how good he is and how good he is going to be.” Top tournament finish was fourth at Amboy.

• Luke Hoffman (Princeton): The PHS sophomore compiled a 22-9 record, just missing out on a sectional appearance with a fourth-place regional finish.

195 pounds: • Marco Gutierrez (Hall/PC): The junior grappler from Hall went 18-8 overall and 8-2 in conference. He placed third at the Seneca Tournament and fourth at Kewanee. He received Three Rivers Conference honorable mention.

285 pounds: • John Barnes (St. Bede): The Bedan senior made the most of a second-chance opportunity as a sectional alternate, finishing just one match from going to state, placing sixth. He claimed second-place finishes at the Seneca and Riverdale tournaments, recording the second most wins (29-12) in the area.

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