Monday, February 11, 2013
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Lincoln College wrestlers are region champions

10 wrestlers qualify for national tournament

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[February 11, 2013]  RIVER GROVE -- The Lincoln College wrestling team traveled to Triton College to compete in the Region 24 tournament on Sunday. The region tournament is the team's national qualifying event. The LC team finished as region champions, with all 10 wrestlers qualifying for the national tournament.

Lincoln College finished the day with four champions, two runner-ups, three third-place finishers and one fifth-place finisher. Takil Agnew was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, and head coach Steven Bradley was named the Region Coach of the Year.

"This was a great day for the team and the Lincoln College wrestling program," said LC coach Bradley. "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."

Individual placing was as follows:

  • 125 -- Ignace Hakizimana (Rock Island), first

  • 133 -- Alex Jones (Shelbyville), third

  • 141 -- Darius Henderson (Rock Island), fifth

  • 149 -- Takil Agnew (Springfield), first

  • 157 -- Luke Dunn (Monticello), third

  • 165 -- Darnell Thomas (Cahokia), second

  • 174 -- Stephon Rudicil (Bloomington), third

  • 184 -- Archie Williams (Champaign), first

  • 197 -- West Cathcart (Geneseo), second

  • Hwt. -- De'Quence Goodman (Chicago), first

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The national tournament is Feb. 22 and 23 in Des Moines, Iowa.

"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," said Bradley.

[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson, Lincoln College sports information director]

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