Effingham's Travis Durbin Advances To Sectional


Published on February 4 2013 10:08 am
Last Updated on February 4 2013 10:17 am
Written by Millie Lange

MOUNT ZION -- Effingham High School's Travis Durbin advanced to sectional in the 160 pound division by placing third at the Mount Zion Individual Wrestling Regional Saturday. Jeff Keitel finished fourth to quality as an alternate.

"All year long we dealt with injuries and missing weights but I am pleased with the wrestlers and theier efforts today," said EHS Coach Cody Harpster. "Travis advanced to sectionals and Jeff qualified as an alternate at 152 pounds. I am proud of this young team's efforts and performance this season.

"I told them all year long that this season will be a building block for the seasons to come and they handled that very well and I am proud of them."

Taylorville tallied 153 followed by Troy Triad 143.5, Mattoon 129.5, Mount Zion 126, Highland 114, Bethalto Civic Memorial 111.5, Decatur MacArthur 48, Charleston 36 and Effingham 29. The top three finishers individually advance to sectional action.

Durbin will be competing Friday at the Class 2A Mattoon Sectional with Keitel as an alternate.

Mount Zion Regional

Effingham Results

First Round

132 -- D. Scruggs (MacArthur) dec. C. Holle (E), 8-1

138 -- A. Arcola (E) pinned A. Paul (Mattoon), 4:27

145 -- T. Guillion (Mattoon) pinned J. Beasley (E)

152 -- L. Andrews (Triad) pinned J. Keitel (E)

160 -- A. Drew (Civic) pinned T. Durbin (E)

170 -- T. Terry (Charleston) pinned N. Case (E)

195 -- S. Weber (Highland) pinned T. Rush (E)

Second Round

138 -- G. Overton (Civic ) tech. fall A. Artola (E), 15-0

Third Round

132 -- B. Stoer (MZ) tech. fall C. Holle (E), 15-0

138 -- E. Heathcock (MacArthur) dec. A. Artola (E), 7-6

145 -- H. Mahr (Taylorville) maj. dec. J. Beasley (E), 14-1

145 -- J. Beasley (E) pinned C. Mosher (Civic), :36

160 -- T. Durbin (E) pinned J. Hammel (Taylorville), :48

170 -- B. Zuccarrelli (Highland) pinned N. Case (E)

195 -- A. Decker (Charleston) pinned T. Rush (E)


152 -- L. Andrews (Triad) pinned J. Keitel (E)

160 -- T. Durbin (E) pinned A. Drew (Civic), 3:39

Effingham -- 132: Casey Holle, 0-2; 138: Alex Artola, 1-2; 145: Jeff Bealsey, 1-2; 152: Jeff Keitel, 0-2 (fourth place); 160: Travis Durbin, 2-1 (third place); 170: Nathan Case, 0-2; 195: Tritt Rush, 0-2