TOLEDO – Jake Wright (125 pounds), Jarrett Levette (130), Damon Duitsman (145), Nick Hamilton (152) and Damen Hillery (189) won championship matches to help Bismarck-Henning finish first in Saturday's Eastern Illinois Wrestling Conferences meet.
"I'm really proud of the guys," Bismarck-Henning coach Phil Benjamin said. "It was an outstanding effort, and it's not very often that you get all 14 guys to place. Hopefully our effort will carry over to next weekend's regional."
Other area champions included Alex Shaw (103) and Brenden Hafner (135) of Oakwood and Cody Leemon (119) of Hoopeston Area.
At Clinton. Nikko Lang (125), Bronson Washburn (130), Andrew Agee (135), Bryce Bowman (171) and Luke Force (215) went 4-0 for Argenta-Oreana in the Okaw Duels. The Bombers finished first, going 4-0, beating Shelbyville (45-29), Monticello (43-24), Warrensburg-Latham (63-15) and Clinton (62-10).
Cole Hunt (103) went 4-0 for Monticello, as did Noah Browne (112), Tim Dick (152) and Tyler Lieb (160). Clinton's Isaac Vandervort (140) was undefeated.
At Tremont. Guy Kirby (130), Tom Noble (145), Colten Unzicker (152), Kyle Johnson (189) and Travis Hull (285) went 4-0 as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley beat LeRoy 42-32, El Paso-Gridley 75-3, Tremont 57-12 and Monmouth 63-18.
In boys' swimming:
At St. Charles. Mike Lacine finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley at the St. Charles Invitational as Champaign Central finished sixth out of seven teams. Jon Vimr was fifth in the 100 free and sixth in the 200 free.
At Danville. Cody Showers broke Stan Jackowski's 100-yard butterfly school record set in 1978 with a time of 51.99 seconds as Danville was second to Normal Community in a quadrangular meet. The time also broke the pool record held by Tyler McGill of Central set in 2005. Showers also won the 100 back.
Vinny Drake was third in the 50 free and 100 breast for Schlarman, which was third.