Eight matches in two days did not net great team results for Robinson High School's wrestling team, but the Maroons did get several strong individual performances over the weekend.
Robinson competed in the 55-team Abe's Rumble at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield over the weekend and finished with a 2-6 record in their eight dual matches.
The Maroons competed in Pool I on Friday (Dec. 28) and went 1-3 in their four matches. Robinson opened with a 55-21 loss to Sherrard, then lost to Seneca 63-15 before beating Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin 48-34. The Maroons then finished pool competition with a 52-30 loss to El Paso-Gridley.
Bronze Bracket action also started Friday and Robinson finished tied with West Frankfort, 42-42, but West Frankfort was awarded the victory by winning the tiebreaker criteria. On Saturday (Dec. 29), Robinson lost to Anna-Jonesboro 40-33 and Cumberland 40-35 before closing out the tournament with a 58-24 win over Elmhurst IC Catholic.
Robinson did have several strong individual performances, including Jeff Hermann, who went 7-1 at 138 with six wins via pin and one by forfeit. Jordan Caballero finished 6-2 at 126 with four pins and two forfeits, Landyn Shonk (3 poins, 1 decision, 1 forfeit) and Elliott Stifle (2 pins, 3 forfeits) both went 5-3 and 113 and 120, respectively, Nick Eby went 4-4 with two pins and two decisions at 170 and Fernando Zuniga was 4-4 with two pins, one major decision and one technical fall while wrestling at both 182 and 195. Roger Cornwell was also 3-1 (1 pin, 2 forfeits) at 220 before suffering an injury and Peyton Bugle went 2-2 (2 forfeits) at 106 while splitting time with Ethan Zakowski, who went 1-3 (1 forfeit win).
Also for RHS Cole Johnson (145), J.D. Caballero (160) and Cory Woods (285) all went 3-5 with Johnson earning three forfeits, Caballero getting two pins and one forfeit and Woods picking up one pin and two forfeits and Dylan Cravens (132) went 2-6 (2 forfeits), while Bryan Dillery and Aiden Schrader split time at 152, but neither managed a victory.
Robinson (7-7) will host the annual Robinson Duals Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
2018 Abe's Rumble
At Bank of Springfield Center, Springfield
Team scores - Sherrard 55, Robinson 21.
106 - Peyton Bugle (R) pinned by Nate Bynum (S) 5:28.
113 - Landyn Shonk (R) dec. Tanner Timmerman (S) 2-1.
120 - Elliott Stifle (R) pinned by Dylan Russel (S) 5:43.
126 - Jordan Caballero (R) tech. fall by Ryder Roelf (S) 17-2.
132 - Dylan Cravens (R) pinned by Austin Fratzke (S) :32.
138 - Jeff Hermann (R) pinned Jacob Hansen (S) 2:26.
145 - Cole Johnson (R) pinned by Andrew Ryckeghyen (S) :39.
152 - Bryan Dillery (R) tech. fall by Carson Caldwell (S) 16-1.
160 - J.D. Caballero (R) pinned by Rhett Frere (S) 1:17.
170 - Nick Eby (R) dec. by Wyatt Frere (S) 6-2.
182 - Fernando Zuniga (R) pinned by Josh Bynum (S) 1:59.
195 - Gavin White (S) won via forfeit.
220 - Roger Cornwell (R) pinned Josh Vanderlindon (S) 1:30.
285 - Cory Woods (R) won via forfeit.
Team scores - Seneca 63, Robinson 15.
113 - Shonk (R) pinned by Ben Virgo (S) 1:55.
120 - Stifle (R) pinned by Cody Carvell (S) 2:41.
126 - Jo. Caballero (R) tech. fall by Brett Yegge (S) 17-1.
132 - Cravens (R) pinned by Owen Feiner (S) 1:25.
138 - Hermann (R) pinned Cole Biffany (S) :30.
145 - Johnson (R) pinned by Kyle Hamby (S) 1:11.
152 - Dillery (R) pined by Jackson Beene (S) 1:04.
160 - J.D. Caballero (R) pinned by Gavin Robertson (S) :41.
170 - Eby (R) dec. Edgar Reyes (S) 9-4.
182 - Zuniga (R) pinned Isaac Marques (S) 1:31.
195 - Maveric Varland (S) won via forfeit.
220 - Cornwell (R) lost via injury default to Nathan Elliott (S) :20.
285 - Woods (R) pinned by Jacob Hampton (S) 1:06.
103 - Ethan Zakowski (R) major dec. by Luke Sangston (S) 13-2.
Team scores - Robinson 48, Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin 34.