Four Aces advance to State Wrestling Tournament

Mount Carmel Aces Cade Keepes, Nate Critchfield, Dayton Hall and Ryan Johnson pose following their finish at sectionals. The four will compete in the State Tournament starting on Thursday in Champaign, Ill.

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- Four Mount Carmel wrestlers qualified for the State Tourament next weekend at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. with their strong finishes at sectionals.

The four, Dayton Hall, Cade Keepes, Nate Critchfield and Ryan Johnson.

Hall qualified for the 120-pound class with his finish of first in the sectional. Keepes finished fourth in the 113-pound class, qualifying him for the tournament. Critchfield placed third in 152-pound class, pushing him through with the others. Lastly, Johnson placed third in the 182-pound class, advancing the senior on to the State Tournament.

The tournament will commence starting on Thursday, with the Class 1A Preliminaries scheduled for noon. The Class 2A Prelims will follow, followed by the Class 3A Prelims. At 6:45 p.m. they'll start the Class 1A and Class 2A Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals.

Following the conclusion of the wrestling on Thursday, the four Aces could possibly advance to the Friday and Saturday sessions. The full times for those sessions can be found on the IHSA's website.

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