Opp wins Wrestling Sectional championship; Conner advances as alternate

Jeremy Opp's hand is raised as the Sectional champion in the 195-pound division. (Photo by Julie Opp)

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February 10, 2018

(Vandalia, Ill.) - Pinckneyville senior Jeremy Opp is the 195-lb. Vandalia Sectional Champion, winning all four of his matches at the event on Saturday including back-to-back one-point decision victories in the semifinals and championship.
  Opp defeated Carlyle's Nathan Husmann (27-6) in the finals on a 3-2 decision after knocking off Mt. Carmel grappler Dalton Farr (34-8) on a 4-3 decision in the semis. Opp's record on the year improved to 38-2, and he will travel to the 2018 IHSA Wrestling State Finals in Champaign beginning on Thursday. Opp meets WIll Heikes (39-10) of Petersburg PORTA Coop in his first match.
  Opp will be joined by teammate Noah Conner in Champaign, as Conner qualified for the State Finals as an alternate at 182 lbs. Conner lost a 4-2 decision in the winner's bracket before scoring back-to-back pin-fall wins in the consolation bracket. He was then pinned at the 5:18 mark by Vandalia's Garret Stewart (40-5) in the consolation semifinals. Conner is 22-13 on the season for the Panthers.
  A complete rundown of PCHS's performances at the Vandalia Sectional appear below.

 

IHSA 1A Wrestling Sectional
@ Vandalia
February 10, 2018

Results for Pinckneyville:

120:
Champ. Round 1 - Rayce Zike (Toledo (Cumberland)) 34-10 won by decision over Ryder Parson (Pinckneyville) 23-11 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Ryder Parson (Pinckneyville) 23-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Noah Booth (Pittsfield) 27-15 won by decision over Ryder Parson (Pinckneyville) 23-11 (Dec 9-4)

 

160: 
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Koester (Pinckneyville) 31-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Gervasio Marchizza (Auburn) 30-17 won by fall over Jordan Koester (Pinckneyville) 31-10 (Fall 5:54)
Cons. Round 2 - Jordan Koester (Pinckneyville) 31-10 won by fall over Dustin Lott (Vandalia) 27-20 (Fall 1:46)
Cons. Round 3 - Jesus Cancino (Lawrenceville [Coop]) 32-7 won by fall over Jordan Koester (Pinckneyville) 31-10 (Fall 2:14)

170:
Champ. Round 1 - Tristen Burns (Carlinville) 29-15 won by fall over Luke Zelasko (Pinckneyville) 25-11 (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 1 - Luke Zelasko (Pinckneyville) 25-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Coltin Scott (Toledo (Cumberland)) 20-15 won by major decision over Luke Zelasko (Pinckneyville) 25-11 (MD 14-3)

 

182:
Champ. Round 1 - Noah Conner (Pinckneyville) 22-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Elliott Fox (Pittsfield) 27-13 won by decision over Noah Conner (Pinckneyville) 22-13 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Noah Conner (Pinckneyville) 22-13 won by fall over Chris Davisson (Champaign (St. Thomas More)) 24-14 (Fall 1:39)
Cons. Round 3 - Noah Conner (Pinckneyville) 22-13 won by fall over Nick Depuy (Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin)[Coop]) 20-16 (Fall 0:59)
Cons. Semi - Garret Stewart (Vandalia) 40-5 won by fall over Noah Conner (Pinckneyville) 22-13 (Fall 5:18)

 

195:
Champ. Round 1 - Jeremy Opp (Pinckneyville) 38-2 won by decision over Blake Harkey (Roxana) 20-21 (Dec 8-6)
Quarterfinal - Jeremy Opp (Pinckneyville) 38-2 won by fall over Cade Scott (Tolono (Unity)) 33-14 (Fall 3:32)
Semifinal - Jeremy Opp (Pinckneyville) 38-2 won by decision over Dalton Farrar (Mt. Carmel) 34-8 (Dec 4-3)
1st Place Match - Jeremy Opp (Pinckneyville) 38-2 won by decision over Nathan Husmann (Carlyle) 27-6 (Dec 3-2)

 

285:
Champ. Round 1 - Adam Maxwell (Warrensburg (W.-Latham)) 25-11 won by fall over Will Smith (Pinckneyville) 9-13 (Fall 3:25)
Cons. Round 1 - Will Smith (Pinckneyville) 9-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Tewell (Lawrenceville [Coop]) 39-7 won by fall over Will Smith (Pinckneyville) 9-13 (Fall 0:43)

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