The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team saw its season come to an end in the Class 2A Dual Team sectional match. Triad edged the Bulldogs 37-32 in a dual down in Taylorville on Tuesday. Seniors Tyler Kittivanichkulkrai and Wyatt Heimann both were winners in their final bout.
Seth Buchanan, Daniel Renshaw, Braeden Heinold, Chance Decker and Peyton Myers all got wins as well, but it wasn't enough to advance to state tournament. M-S finished with a 14-8 record and a fifth-straight regional championship.
Heimann was the lone Bulldog that competed in last weekend's IHSA State Tournament. Heimann was handed a tough challenge in the first round of the 170 bracket, as he had to face the No. 1 overall seed, Grayslake Central Alex Cramer.
Heading into the match, Heimann had plenty of confidence that he could hang with Cramer, but Cramer dominated the match and won on a 10-1 major decision.
Heimann was forced to wrestle for his life, and he defeated Rich South's Trevaun Suggs 5-0. Suggs only had six losses on the entire year.
But Heimann's season came to a close as Centennial's Dontaice Roberson defeated Heimann in a tough 6-3 decision.
Heimann will have nothing to hang his head over.
The two opponents that bested Heimann both placed. Cramer finished second and Roberson placed fourth.
Seeing a season come to an end is always disappointing, and the four seniors will be dearly missed, but M-S coach Rob Ledin has to feel really good about the future of Mahomet-Seymour wrestling.
Buchanan will return next year, and the 285-pounder was the wins leader for most of the season.
Gage Granadino (152 pounds) will also be a big-time contributor next season.
Renshaw and Decker were both crowned as regional champs this year and will be return.
Noah Schnepper, Owen Straub, Myers and Heinold all have bright futures.
A sixth consecutive regional title is attainable next year.