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 Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.