Herscher Freshmen Wrestle at State

Above, Jaxson Roberts (106) wins his first match of the State tournament 16-3.                                    Submitted photo


Herscher High School Freshmen, Austin Grise and Jaxson Roberts, qualified for the 2019 IHSA Wrestling Individual State Finals that took place on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at the University of Illinois.

At Sectionals, Grise placed fourth and Roberts placed first to qualify them both for State.

Their state journey started on Thursday, Feb. 14 where both wrestled in the Class 1A Preliminaries. Roberts won his first match 16-3 and then lost 7-4 in the winner’s bracket quarterfinals later that night. Grise lost his first match of the weekend 5-1.

Grise finished his season in the first round of wrestlebacks on Friday morning.

Roberts wrestled in the second round of wrestlebacks on Friday afternoon. He won his match 8-3 to send him onto the next round.