A starter at 141 pounds for Wisconsin during the 2017-18 season, Stickley finished 21-14 and qualified for the NCAA Championships.Stickley was a four-time state placer at Graham and finished his high school career with a 185-22 record.
According to Indiana State Police, Stickley was driving a black 2004 Nissan Frontier, headed west on Interstate 74 in Henry County. The Nissan left the road into a right-hand-ditch, overcorrected and rolled across the westbound lanes of traffic.
Stickley and a passenger, who was not identified, were taken to Illini Hospital in Silvis, where Stickley was pronounced dead.
Eli Stickley of St. Paris Graham wrestles Seth Beard of Napoleon at 106 pounds during the semi-final round of the Ohio high school wrestling championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus on March 1, 2013. Staff File
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