Moline junior wrestler Adarios Jones captured the 285-pound junior division title at the freestyle state tournament in Champaign on Sunday. Jones beat out 13 wrestlers for the title.
"I feel I wrestled pretty well," Jones said. "I was getting a good offense established. Everything is falling together."
Jones went 5-0 on the weekend, topping Kingston (Pa.) Wyoming Seminary sophomore Michael Johnson Jr. by a 1-0, 1-0 decision in the championship bout. Johnson ended the season ranked 10th nationally by InterMat.
Within the last month, Jones has a freestyle state title and a fifth-place finish at the USAW Folkstyle Nationals.
"It's not anything to brag about yet," Jones said. "I still have a lot of improvement."
Rock Island's Tyler DeHaven took fourth place in his weight class at the same tournament.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.