CENTERVILLE — Sage Walker earned the 150th win of his stellar career, and the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School wrestling team captured the biggest prize by claiming the South Central Conference tournament championship Thursday at Lakeview Elementary School.
EBF scored 229 points, well ahead of runner-up Knoxville (165). Davis County finished fifth with 111 points, followed by Albia in sixth with 83 1/2.
The Rockets won championships at 145 pounds, 152, 160, 195 and 220, and added runner-up finishes at 120, 126, 138, 170 and heavyweight.
Walker, who is top-ranked in Class 2A at 182, wrestled up a class and spent just 1 minute, 11 seconds on the mat in earning two pins.
At 145, Trestin Sales took a commanding 5-0 lead on Albia's Barrett Bonnett in the championship before hanging on for a 5-2 win. Similarly, Conner Reed built a 3-0 lead on Clarke's Jake Smith at 220 before earning a 4-2 win.
Hunter McFadden and Alan Angle also won championships for the Rockets.
Davis County managed just one championship, which came from Caden Hill at 182, but added three other top-three finishes among its eight wrestlers competing in the tournament.
Albia received a dominating performance by second-ranked Carter Anderson at 106 as he cruised to that title, while Dawson Bonnett added a championship at 113.
Trojans fall twice at Washington
WASHINGTON — Fairfield dropped a Southeast Conference dual to Washington 58-9, then fell to Grinnell 54-18 in a road double dual.
Against Washington, the Trojans' lone wins came on a forfeit that Cohyn Roach received 126 pounds, and Grady Flynn defeated Curtis Stender 4-3 at 195.
Fairfield picked up three six-point victories against Grinnell, as Zach Westercamp (120) pinned Jack Dahlby-Albright in 1:50, while Roach pinned Aundraya Hernandez. Aidan Pohren (285) pinned Michael Norenberg at 1:54.
Warriors swept in double dual
RIVERSIDE — Van Buren County won just three matches in two dual meets as it fell to Highland 73-0 and Mediapolis 46-18 in a SEI Superconference double dual.
The Warriors' three wins against Highland all came by forfeit, as Bruce Claman (113), Preston Buss (182) and Cayden Summers (195) earned those victories.