ROCK FALLS – One Mendota Trojan wrestler extended his season by at least another week after the team competed in the Rock Falls Class 1A Regional on Feb. 2.
Sophomore Jaron Robinson took first-place honors in the 120-pound weight division. Robinson scored a 5-2 victory over Collin Doege of Amboy in the title bout. He will take a 21-11 record into sectional competition.
Two other Mendota wrestlers narrowly missed advancing to the sectional round. Freshman Toby Reutner finished fourth in the 106-pound division. Reutner lost by technical fall to Brue Knox of Rock Falls in the third-place match.
Sophomore Jake Spanier also came up one place short of moving on. He dropped a 9-4 decision to Lucas Fouckle of Putnam County to finish in fourth place.
T.J. Christmann (132), Mitchel Humphrey (152) and Ethan Wade (160) also competed for Mendota but did not place.
Rock Falls won the team title with 208.5 points. Sterling Newman took second place with 151 points, followed by Amboy (115.5), Polo (105), Princeton (73), St. Bede (68), Putnam County (57), Ashton-Franklin Center (49) and Mendota (39).
Robinson will compete in the Oregon Class 1A Sectional to be held Friday, Feb. 8 beginning at 4 p.m., with wrestling resuming at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.