ROCK FALLS – Six Amboy Clipper wrestlers extended their season by at least another week after the team competed in the Rock Falls Class 1A Regional on Feb. 2.
Four Clippers took second-place honors in the regional, while two others earned third place. A wrestler must finish in the top three in his weight class in order to move on to the sectional round.
Collin Doege was among those earning second place. He competed in the 120-pound weight division and lost by a 5-2 count to Jaron Robinson of Mendota in the championship match. Doege will take a 15-4 record to the next round.
Trever Ullrich landed in second place in the 126-pound class. He was pinned by Jake Snow of Newman at the 1:47 mark of the title bout. Ullrich owns a 24-10 record.
Christopher Jones claimed second-place honors at 138. He went up against Stephen Adamecz of Newman in the championship match and the Comet wrestler pinned Jones at the 2:17 mark. Jones sports a 17-22 record.
Jackson Sorrells also finished in second place for the Clippers. He battled Roman Luevano of Rock Falls in the title match at 182 pounds and Luevano came out ahead, 4-1. Sorrells has a 21-10 record.
A pair of AHS wrestlers finished in third place to qualify for the sectional. Andrew Klein (160) posted a 6-1 triumph over Tyrell Fouckle of Putnam County, while Ryan Leffelman picked up a technical fall victory over Kyle Bowler of Princeton in their 195-pound tussle. Klein will take a 14-11 record to the sectional and Leffelman has a 22-9 slate.
Two other Clippers finished in fourth place and saw their season come to an end. Ryon Richardson was pinned by James Peacock of St. Bede at 1:23 of their 132-pound third-place match, while Jason Bontz lost a narrow 4-3 decision to Drew Pranka of Princeton at 152 pounds.
Rock Falls won the team title with 208.5 points. Sterling Newman took second place with 151 points, followed by Amboy (115.5), Polo (105), Princeton (73), St. Bede (68), Putnam County (57), Ashton-Franklin Center (49) and Mendota (39).
The Clipper matmen will compete in the Oregon Class 1A Sectional to be held Friday, Feb. 8 beginning at 4 p.m., with wrestling resuming at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.