Conant, Vernon Hills and Illini Bluffs Invitationals Recap

By Curt Herron for the IWCOA

Glenbard North captures championship at Conant’s Hruska Classic

Glenbard North scored 216.5 points to capture top honors at Conant’s Chris Hruska Classic. Coach Travis Cherry’s Panthers finished ahead of runner-up Glenwood (186) and third-place finisher Carl Sandburg (181.5) at Saturday’s 18-team competition in Hoffman Estates.

Winning titles for Glenbard North were Kalani Khiev (113), Christian Chavez (132), Solomon Gilliam (138) and Johnnie Robertson (170) while Rylan Kradle (145), Treshon Williams (152) and Blake Maday (220) all claimed third-place finishes.

Coach Jerod Bruner’s runner-up Titans received titles from Drew Davis (120), Aden Byal (152) and Alex Hamrick (220) while Justin Hay (182) finished second, John Ben Maduena (126) and Thomas Vansacik (132) took third while Owen Ottino (132) and Anny Williams (138) both claimed fourth place.

Top placewinners for coach Clinton Polz’s third-place Eagles were champions Rocco Hayes (106) and Zac Ritter (160), runner-up Madden Parker (113), third-place finishers Tyson Bruce (120), John Thompson (182) and Mike Rydell (285) while Ahmad Jaffal (195) took fourth.

Oswego (152.5), South Elgin (136), Conant (131.5), Geneva (127.5), Round Lake (113.5) and Oswego East (88) rounded out the top-half of the field.

Other champions were Oswego’s Brayden Swanson (126) and Cruz Ibarra (195), South Elgin’s Nico Clinite (145), Conant’s AJ Hernandez (182) and Elgin’s Adam Lambaz (285).

Also finishing in second place were South Elgin’s Demetrios Carrera (106), Leo Rosas (145) and Tommy Roath (285), Geneva’s Maguire Hoeksema (152) and John Schmidt (195), Bloomington’s Maddox Kirts (160), Conant’s Harley Stary (220), Elgin’s Fabian Ramirez (170), Kenwood Academy’s Cameron Griffin (126), Leyden’s Rusty Klug (132), Oswego’s Colin Brown (138) and Round Lake’s Alejandro Cordova (120).

In some of the closest title matches, Hayes won 5-3 over Carrera (106), Khiev beat Parker 7-2 (113) and Ritter edged Kirts 9-7 (160), Capturing title wins with major decisions were Clinite (145) and Robertson (170) while Ibarra (195) fell one point shy of getting a major decision.

Individuals who recorded falls in their title matches were Swanson (126), Chavez (132), Gilliam (138), Byal (152), Hernandez (182), Hamrick (220) and Lambaz (285) while Davis (120)  claimed his title with a win by technical fall.

Also taking third place were South Elgin’s Andre Rios (138) and Josh Taylor (195), Conant’s Jack Campbell (170), Geneva’s Joey Sikorsky (106), Round Lake’s Grayson Kongkaeow (113) and Oswego’s Joey Griffin (160).

Others who took fourth were Oswego East’s Noah Demarco (152), Dyaln Crawford (170) and Joshua Edwards (220), Bloomington’s Tyler Barlow (113) and Dylan Watts (145), De La Salle’s Josue Hernandez (182) and David McCarthy (285), Conant’s Chase Hura (126), Geneva’s Dylan Konkey (160), Notre Dame’s Johnny Sheehy (106) and Oswego’s Brett Zajac (120),

Five individuals finished with 30 team points, Byal (152), Gilliam (138), Hamrick (220), Lambaz (285) and Swanson (126) while Chavez (132) collected 29.5 team points and Clinite (145) and Davis (120) scored 29 points.

Wauconda rolls to Vernon Hills Cougar Thanksgiving Invitational title

Wauconda had seven title winners and collected 259.5 points to easily claim top honors at Saturday’s Vernon Hills Cougar Thanksgiving Invitational. Glenbrook South took second with 210 points while Rolling Meadows was third with 127 points at the competition in Vernon Hills.

Rounding out the top half of the 16-team field were Evanston (104), Taft (89), Harvard (72), Bartlett (69.5), Burlington Central (66) and host Vernon Hills (66).

Leading the way for coach Trevor Jauch’s champion Bulldogs were title winners Gavin Rockey (106), Lucas Galdine (120), Cooper Daun (132), Cole Porten (145), Nick Cheshier (152), Zac Johnson (160) and Sean Christensen (182). Joe Scianna (220) claimed second place and Eric Alvarado (170) finished fourth.

Champions for coach Pat Castillo’s runner-up Titans were Max Brown (138) and Alex Enkabaatar (220) while Marcos Santos (126), Henry Downing (145), Patrick Downing (160), Ilkin Badalov (170) and Drew Duffy (285) took second place. Drew Philbrick (152) and Tony Prieto (182) finished in third place.

The top performer for coach Joe Puzzo’s third-place Mustangs was Alan Velasquez (120), who finished second. Taking third place were Javier Hurtado (160) and Eladio Castillo (220) while Jayden Garcia (106), Josh Rappa (152) and Jack Rappa (182) all finished fourth.

Other champions were Evanston’s Marco Terrezzi (126) and Charlie Bolich (170), Harvard’s Gabe Sanchez (195), Taft’s Grzegorz Krupa (285) and Kenosha, WI Christian Life’s Drew Dolphin (113).

Also finishing in second place were Harvard’s Owen Vail (113) and Marques Merida (138), Bartlett’s Kaivan Robles (195), Evanston’s Jason McDermott (132), Hoffman Estates’ Julian Bonilla (152), Taft’s Bernie Roque (106) and Woodstock North’s Kaden Combs (182).

In some of the closest title matches, Galdine won 6-4 over Velasquez (120), Brown beat Merida 4-1 (138), Bolich edged Badalov 3-2 (170), Sanchez won 6-2 over Robles (195) and Johnson captured a 10-4 victory over Patrick Downing (160).

Recording falls in their title matches were Rockey (106), Dolphin (113), Terrezzi (126), Daun (132), Porten (145), Christensen (182), Enkbaatar (220) and Krupa (285). And winning by major decision in the first-place match was Cheshier (152).

Others who claimed third place were Burlington Central’s David Wyruchowski (106), Austin Lee (120) and Doug Phillips (126), Evanston’s Roger Holloway (132) and Declan Glascott (145), Vernon Hills’ Kevin Halley (195) and Max Accettura (285), Bartlett’s Emma Engels (113), Woodstock North’s Doug Zimmerman (138) and Christian Life’s Landon Cashmore (170).

Also finishing in fourth place were Glenbrook North’s Ayaan Rizwan (113), Ebin Fladeland (132) and Kyle Pambah (220), Maine East’s Roman Knitter (120) and Edgar Estrada (126), Harvard’s Riley Vest (285), Hoffman Estates’ Joshua Ellery (195), Niles North’s Mathew Trimberger (145), Taft’s Michaelangelo Scalera (160) and Vernon Hills’ Jack McGowean (138).

Christensen (182) had the most team points with 30 while Daun (132), Dolphin (113), Enkabaatar (220), Porten (145) and Terrezzi (126) all scored 28 team points.

Richwoods edges hosts to capture title at Illini Bluffs Invite

Richwoods made the most of its lineup of 10 competitors as it prevailed over host Illini Bluffs by a 168.5-159 margin to capture top honors at Saturday’s 17-team Illini Bluffs Invite in Glasford.

Knoxville edged Farmington 136.5-131 to claim third place while Macomb (112.5), East Peoria (106), Peoria’s Notre Dame (82), Olympia (79) and Eureka (77.5) were next-best in the event.

Leading the way for coach Rod Boyer’s champion Knights were champion Bernard Cox (126), runners-up Colton Boyer (113) and Gabe Robb (120), third-place finishers Christopher Harris (138) and Michael Vincent (160) and fourth-place finisher Rikyis Doss (132) as all 10 of its individuals placed sixth or better.

Top performers for coach Shawn O’Connor’s host Tigers were champions Hunter Robbins (106), Ian O’Connor (132), Jackson Carroll (145) and Paul Ishikawa (152), second-place finishers Jacob Strube (106) and Avery Speck (126) and Wyatt Knowles (113), who took third.

Coach Mike Leab’s third-place Blue Bullets were led by second-place finishers Gage Fox (132), Mitchell Parish (138), Dilan Vanbeveran (195) and William Stowe (285) while Adam Scalf (120) and Jaxin Johnson (170) took third place and Hunter Johnson (113) finished fourth.

Farmington and Macomb had three champions, Claiming firsts for the Farmers were Keygan Jennings (120), Connor Huber (138) and Rese Shymansky (170) while the Bombers got titles from Carter Hoge (160), Max Ryner (195) and Ethan Ladd (220). East Peoria’s Skylar Carr (285), Notre Dame’s Ian Akers (113) and Peoria Heights’ Ethan Kelton (182) also placed first.

The other second-place finishers were Eureka’s Derrick Wiles (152) and Dillon Wiles (160), Dunlap’s Nick Mueller (170), East Peoria’s Kaden Rowland (182), Notre Dame’s Chase Daugherty (145) and Peoria Heights’ Isaac Coleman (220).

Ten individuals won titles by fall, Robbins (106), Jennings (120), Cox (126), O’Connor (132), Huber (138), Ishikawa (152), Hoge (160), Kelton (182), Ryner (195) and Ladd (220). 

Carroll (145) won a major decision, Shymansky (170) was one point shy of a major decision, Carr (285) was a 6-1 victor over Stowe and Akers (113) won by injury default.

Olympia had three third-place finishers, Bentley Wise (152), Cole Bauer (182) and Nolen Yeary (220). Others who took third were East Peoria’s Chase Bancroft (195) and Jose Del Toro (285), Farmington’s Bradlee Ellis (126), Illinois Valley Central’s Parker Ringenberg (106), Macomb’s Cohen Green (132) and Washington J-V’s Cruise Brolley (145).

Also taking fourth place were Dunlap’s Kalan Delbridge (120) and Tristan Mosack (126), Farmington’s Logan Utt (160) and Ethan Shields (195), Limestone’s Gabe Hodges (145) and Ethan Dixon (220), Monmouth United’s Jake McElwee (152), Notre Dame’s Joe Culp (182), Olympia’s Kelton Graden (170), Peoria Heights’ Noah Wood (138), ROWVA’s Brooke Stickle (106) and Washington J-V’s Sean Thornton (285).

Carroll (145) led all competitors with 31 team points while Shymansky (170) was next-best with 30. Carr (285), Ishikawa (152), Jennings (120) and Kelton (182) all collected 28 team points.

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