It was a banner night for Rockford-area conferences at the individual state wrestling finals in Champaign. Six local wrestlers finished with gold medals.
Byron stole the spotlight as two wrestlers completed perfect 44-0 seasons ending in a state title. Brady Wilsie (126# class) and Nolan Baker (132# class) won 1-A titles for the Tigers.
Dakota is coming back to Stephenson County with three first-place finishers, and a second-place runner-up. Alec Henze (113# class), Greg Krulas (145# class), and Nate Olsen (160# class) won their title matches, while Drew Wenger (170# class) lost a 3-2 decision in the final.
Hononegah's Fernie Silva, wrestling in the 152# class for the Indians in the 3-A ranks, scored a pin to secure a state championship.