Wrestling: Nadig medals at IWCOA 2A Geneseo Sectional

Rochelle wrestler Caleb Nadig medaled at the IWCOA 2A Geneseo Sectional on Saturday, finishing second at 138 pounds to qualify for the IWCOA 2A State Championship meet. Pictured above are Nadig (middle) with RTHS wrestling coaches Tyler Baker (left) and Alphonso Vruno (right). (Courtesy photo)

138-pounder finishes second, qualifies for state meet

GENESEO — Rochelle wrestler Caleb Nadig medaled at the IWCOA 2A Geneseo Sectional on Saturday, finishing second in the 138-pound bracket and qualifying for the IWCOA 2A State Championship meet at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Springfield this coming week.

Nadig (22-3) received a first-round bye before dominating Galesburg’s Alex Baughman in the second round, recording an 18-3 technical fall at the 3:08 mark. Nadig faced Hampshire’s Niko Skoulikaris in the semifinals, controlling the match and finishing with another 18-3 technical fall to advance to the championship bout. In a rematch from the IWCOA 2A Rock Island Super Regional, Nadig battled Rock Island’s Aoci Bernard in the finals, falling by 6-4 sudden victory.

The IWCOA 2A State Championship meet will begin Friday, June 25 at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Springfield.

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