BELOIT - Several wrestlers for West Branch and Salem are in good position following opening round victories on Friday at the Division II sectional tournament at West Branch High School.
West Branch wrestlers advancing to the semifinals were Alec Schopfer (106 pounds), Justin Mitchell (113), Travis Pidgeon (120), Matt Steer (126), Mason Hughes (160) and Logan Sharp (285).
Still alive for individual championships for the Quakers are Trent Kellogg (106), Kade Byland (152), Shane Metzgar (170) and Jesse Slocum (182).
The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the district tournament Feb. 21-22 at Alliance High School.
Competition resumes at 10:30 a.m. today.