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Tanglers land three state medals

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:24 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:27 p.m. CST

Four Princeton wrestlers received medals from IKWF State competition over the weekend.

Tiger Town Tanglers had two medalists in the IKWF boys state tournament at Rockford — Chase Tatum took home second place at 215 pounds novice and Peyton Hammerich placed fifth at 156-pound novice

Tatum pinned his first three wrestlers, defeating Frazier from Olney, Elsbury from Xtreme and Korte from Celtic Elite. In the state finals, he lost to Tucker from Bolingbrook, a returning state runner-up.

Hammerich won his first two matches before falling to eventual state champion Howard from Renegade, falling 14-8. He lost again in wrestlebacks, but bounced back to defeat Bartell from the Maine Eagles for fifth place.

Drake Davis from Princeton wrestles for Illinois Valley Elite, placing fifth at senior 122 pounds. He is a five-time IKWF state qualifier and four-time place winner.

Shaylynn Hartmann of Tiger Town placed second in the middle school division 103 pounds bracket at the girls state in Yorkville. She won by pin, won 5-4, and lost 2-0 in the title match.

This year’s girls event had 120 wrestlers, up 20 from last year’s inaugural event.

Hartmann finished this year with a 17-14 overall record and 3-3 against girls.

TTT’s Conner Alter and Dallas Hill also qualified for state, but did not place.

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