Maxx Fritz wrestling in the 152-pound weight class and Jonny Darrah wrestling at the 160-pound weight class each won one and lost two matches at the 81st IHSA State Wrestling tourney held at the State Farm Center in Champaign over the three day weekend of February 15 through the 17.
Fritz defeated Ryan Dickson of Lemont by fall Thursday afternoon, then lost to eventual state-champion Dylan Connell of Woodstock Marian 11-1, and later lost to Ehren Metzger of Rochelle 13-2 in the wrestleback. He finished with an overall record of 36-4 for the year and an overall high school career record of 150-24, which is second all-time in wins for Mt. Olive behind Brad Stockstill’s 160-5 record.
Darrah defeated Michael Terry of Park Forest (Rich East) 11-9, lost to Casey Allen of Hampshire 5-2, and lost by fall to Frank Carone of Crystal Lake Central. He finished with an overall record 127-41, fourth all-time for wins by a Mt. Olive wrestler behind Brad Stockstill at 160 wins, Maxx at 150 wins, and Pat O’Neal at 131 wins.