Chiri leads NL wrestlers at Highland
The New London wrestling team had four athletes place in the top six of their weight classes at the Highland Invite on Saturday.
The highest finisher was Reno Chiri, who was third at 126 pounds. Chiri won his last match of the day, taking the third-place match by fall over Washington’s Michael Ellingson in 2:22.
After the weekend tournament, Chiri is now 17-7 on the season with 10 wins by fall.
Julian Wikoff placed fifth at 132 pounds, defeating West Liberty’s Dakota Herrold by a 12-1 major decision in the fifth-place match.
New London’s Brody Burns was sixth in the 152-pound weight class and the Tigers’ Cody Bartels was sixth at 220 pounds.
The Tigers wrestle at home on Thursday when they host Centerville, Eddyville-Blakesburg and Van Buren, starting at 5:30 p.m.