Conference tournaments recap for Jan. 22

By Curt Herron
For the IWCOA

Deerfield wins Central Suburban League Tournament title

Deerfield not only captured its 14th-consecutive Central Suburban League North division title but it also easily claimed top honors in the CSL Tournament, which was held Saturday in Vernon Hills.

Coach Marc Pechter’s Warriors had seven champions to help them to 281.5 points and finished 63 points ahead of runner-up New Trier, who had 218.5 points. Glenbrook South edged Maine South 210-204 for third place while Evanston was fifth with 190 points and the host Cougars were sixth with 136 points to round off the top half of the 12-team field.

Winning titles for Deerfield, which is third in Class 2A in the IWCOA rankings, were Renzo Morgan (26-9 at 132), Kai Neumark (31-1 at 138), Lucio Morgan (34-3 at 145), Ben Shvartsman (37-0 at 152), Stamos Tsakiris (32-4 at 160), Aiden Cohen (36-2 at 170) and Braeden Wittkamp (36-2 at 182). Shvartsman was selected as the Outstanding Wrestler Award winner for the CSL North Division. Finishing third were Luke Reddy (113) and Brady Mills (126) while Jordan Rasof (120) and Max Drumke (195) both finished fourth. 

Leading the way for coach Marc Tadelman’s runner-up Trevians were champions Jack Cummings (25-2 at 195) and Ty Stringer (19-5 at 220) and second-place finishers Tagg Miller (22-10 at 145), Matthew Boyer (31-5 at 152) and Tyler Jackson (19-11 at 182). Placing third were Walter Garrett (106) and Wilson Wright (120) while Eli Polacek (138) finished fourth.

Other champions were Maine South’s Teddy Flores (26-5 at 113) and Tim Whitelaw (12-3 at 126), Glenbrook South’s Andrew Haritos (17-4 at 106), Maine East’s Chris Kish (24-1 at 120) and Vernon Hills’ Max Accettura (30-1 at 285).

Also finishing second were Glenbrook South’s Arnold Park (17-7 at 113), Max Brown (17-8 at 120), Marcus Santos (13-11 at 126) and Patrick Downing (21-6 at 160), Evanston’s Jason McDermott (12-8 at 132), Sam Adeoye (17-11 at 170), Sheldon Kinzer (26-4 at 220) and David Sanchez (21-9 at 285), Maine South’s Christos Vaselopolus (21-9 at 106) and Nathan Beltran (24-7 at 138) and Vernon Hills’ Jake Psaras (25-8 at 195).

In the closest title match, Flores edged Park 6-5 at 113. Four other title matches were decided by six points and there were six falls and three major decisions on the title mat.

There was a four-way tie for most team points with 30 between Acettura, Cummings, Renzo Morgan and Wittkamp while Neumark scored 29.5 team points and Cohen, Lucio Morgan and Stringer all had 29 team points. 

Neumark also had the most match points by a 46-42 margin over Shvartsman. Haritos had the largest seed to place differential, winning a title after being seeded ninth at 106.

Eight of the champions were ranked in the top10 in their weight class, with six of those being from Deerfield. Accettura (tenth in 2A at 285) won his fourth title and competed in his fifth finals this season and Cummings (sixth in 3A at 195) claimed his third championship. 

Warriors who won their second titles were Cohen (fourth in 2A at 170), Neumark (third in 2A at 138) and Shvartsman (second in 2A at 152) while Lucio Morgan (seventh in 2A at 145), Renzo Morgan (third in 2A at 132) and Wittkamp (sixth in 2A at 182) all won their initial titles. Also, Kish (HM in 3A at 120) won his fourth title in four finals appearances. 

Others finishing in third place were Glenbrook South’s Jack Downing (145), Will Collins (152) and Drew Duffy (285), Highland Park’s Nate Ferrari (132) and Mark Martinez (138), 

Vernon Hills’ Will Ludolph (160) and Kevin Halley (220), Evanston’s Ladell Allen (182) and Anthony Joyner (195) and Maine South’s Cole Cichowski (170). 

Also finishing in fourth place were Evanston’s Tyler Bear (106), Marco Terrezzi (113) and Massimo Terrezzi (126), Maine South’s Danny Spandiary (152) and Tyler Fortis (285), Glenbrook North’s Patrick Herbst (160) and Nate Glazebrook (220), Glenbrook South’s Ilkin Badalov (170) and Will Foster (182), Vernon Hills’ Dylan Moncayo (132) and Highland Park’s Seth Gordon (145).

Central Suburban League Tournament championship matches

106 – Andrew Haritos (Glenbrook South) over Christos Vaselopolus (Maine South), 8-2

113 – Teddy Flores (Maine South) over Arnold Park (Glenbrook South), 6-5

120 – Chris Kish (Maine East) over Max Brown (Glenbrook South), 9-3

126 – Tim Whitelaw (Maine South) over Marcus Santos (Glenbrook South), 7-1

132 – Renzo Morgan (Deerfield) over Jason McDermott (Evanston), F 0:41

138 – Kai Neumark (Deerfield) over Nathan Beltran (Maine South), F 4:39

145 – Lucio Morgan (Deerfield) over Tagg Miller (New Trier), 14-2

152 – Ben Shvartsman (Deerfield) over Matthew Boyer (New Trier), 16-3

160 – Stamos Tsakiris (Deerfield) over Patrick Downing (Glenbrook South), 7-1

170 – Aiden Cohen (Deerfield) over Sam Adeoye (Evanston), F 1:33

182 – Braeden Wittkamp (Deerfield) over Tyler Jackson (New Trier), F 5:51

195 – Jack Cummings (New Trier) over Jake Psaras (Vernon Hills), F 1:08

220 – Ty Stringer (New Trier) over Sheldon Kinzer (Evanston), 12-3

285 – Max Accettura (Vernon Hills) over David Sanchez (Evanston), F 1:02

Washington rolls to Mid-Illini Conference Tournament title

Washington sent 10 individuals to the title mat and won eight championships as it captured the title of the Mid-Illini Conference Tournament title in Metamora by 103.5 points

Coach Nick Miller’s Panthers, No. 1 in the IWCOA Class 2A rankings, scored 248.5 points while Canton took second with 145 points, Morton was third with 131 points and Pekin was fourth with 79 points in the eight-team competition.

Champions for Washington were Peyton Cox (32-2 at 126), Kannon Webster (38-1 at 132), Josh Biagini (23-13 at 138), Cael Miller (26-10 at 145), Blake Hinrichsen (28-11 at 160), Justin Hoffer (29-7 at 195), Donnie Hidden (17-0 at 220) and Tyler Casey (30-3 at 285). Taking second were Noah Woods (113) and Zane Hulet (17-14 at 170) while Joseph Hoffer (182) was third and Levi Downing (106) and Kaiden Hacker (152) placed fourth.

Coach Zach Crawford’s runner-up Little Giants got a title from Joseph Norton (30-0 at 170) while six individuals placed second, Jack Jochums (20-11 at 106), Trevor Hedges (24-5 at 126), Wesley Chaney (145), Andrew Hedges (12-2 at 152), Danny Murphy (18-4 at 182) and Weston Swise (25-5 at 285). Finishing fourth were Wyatt Sego (160), Grant Kessler (195) and Trevor Putman (220).

Morton had three champions, Caleb Lenning (19-11 at 106), Zane Ely (25-7 at 113) and Connor Kidd (28-1 at 120) while the other title winners were Dunlap’s Nick Mueller (25-2 at 152) and Pekin’s Shamon Handegan (34-0 at 182).

Also claiming second-place finishes were Morton’s Steven Marvin (27-8 at 132) and Jamison Almasy (27-11 at 138), Dunlap’s Daniel Weidner (120), Metamora’s Cole Kiefner (160), East Peoria’s Zach Eaton (25-6 at 195) and Pekin’s Karson Lamb (35-4 at 220).

The closest title matches featured Mueller winning 6-5 over Andrew Hedges at 152 and Biagini beating Almasy 4-1 at 138. Ten of the championship matches ended with falls while two others were by technical fall.

Ten individuals tied for the lead in team points with 24. They were Washington’s Casey, Hidden, Hoffer, Miller and Webster, Morton’s Ely, Kidd and Lenning, Canton’s Norton and Pekin’s Handegan. Champions who remain unbeaten are Handegan, Hidden and Norton while Kidd and Webster both have lost just one match.

Twelve individuals ranked in the top 10 in their weight class won championships. Kidd (fourth in 2A at 120) claimed his fifth title of the season in six trips to the finals and Mueller (ninth in 2A at 152) won his fourth title in five trips to the finals. Winning their second titles of the season are Casey (third in 2A at 220), Cox (third in 2A at 120), Ely (fifth in 2A at 113), Hidden (first in 2A at 195), Hinrichsen (first in 2A at 160), Hoffer (sixth in 2A at 195), Norton (first in 1A at 170) and Webster (first in 2A at 126). Winning their first titles of the season were Biagini (ninth in 2A at 132) and Miller (ninth in 2A at 145). And Handegan, who’s honorable mention in 3A at 182, won his fourth title in four finals appearances.

Other third-place finishers were Pekin’s Dalton Davis (106), Ramez Watson (132) and Demarcus Watson (160), Limestone’s Ashton Menees (113), Aydan Trueblood (220) and Hector Izaguirre (285), Metamora’s Sam Ohl (138) and Grant Tyrala (145), Dunlap’s Drew Stone (170) and Ryan Schuck (195), East Peoria’s Stephen Preciado (126) and  Morton’s Clay McKee (152). Ohl had the most total match points with 36.

Also finishing fourth were Limestone’s Cosmo Palmgren (132) and Kenyon Johnson (138), Morton’s Tyus Almasy (145), Pekin’s Lucas Campbell (170), East Peoria’s Kaden Rowland (182) and Dunlap’s Austin Hasselman (285).

Mid-Illini Conference Tournament championship matches

106 – Caleb Lenning (Morton) over Jack Jochums (Canton), F 0:22

113 – Zane Ely (Morton) over Noah Woods (Washington), F 1:19

120 – Connor Kidd (Morton) over Daniel Weidner (Dunlap), F 0:30

126 – Peyton Cox (Washington) over Trevor Hedges (Canton), TF 5:19

132 – Kannon Webster (Washington) over Steven Marvin (Morton), F 1:18

138 – Josh Biagini (Washington) over Jamison Almasy (Morton), 4-1

145 – Cael Miller (Washington) over Wesley Chaney (Canton), F 1:59

152 – Nick Mueller (Dunlap) over Andrew Hedges (Canton), 6-5

160 – Blake Hinrichsen (Washington) over Cole Kiefner (Metamora), TF 2:48

170 – Joseph Norton (Canton) over Zane Hulet (Washington), F 0:33

182 – Shamon Handegan (Pekin) over Danny Murphy (Canton), F 0:35

195 – Justin Hoffer (Washington) over Zach Eaton (East Peoria), F 1:30

220 – Donnie Hidden (Washington) over Karson Lamb (Pekin), F 2:57

285 – Tyler Casey (Washington) over Weston Swise (Canton), F 1:51

Yorkville wins Southwest Prairie Conference Tournament

Yorkville scored 505.5 points to capture top honors in the Southwest Prairie Conference Tournament. Host West Aurora was second with 442 points while Plainfield North took third with 427.5 points. Oswego (375), Minooka (343.5) and Joliet West (335) rounded out the top half of the 12-team competition.

Leading coach Jake Oster’s first-place Foxes were champions Jack Ferguson (27-5 at 113), Luke Zook (28-8 at 152) and Ben Alvarez (38-4 at 220) and second-place finishers Dominic Recchia (23-10 at 120), Dom Coronado (21-6 at 126), Ryder Janeczko (22-6 at 132) and Hunter Janeczko (27-3 at 195). Taking third were Raymond Cavey (106), Brody Williams (160), Colten Stevens (182) and Justin Wiesbrook (285) while Cam Peach (138) finished fourth.

Top finishers for coach Andrew Plata’s runner-up Blackhawks were champions Aaron Nelson (26-8 at 120), Dominic Serio (33-6 at 138), Noah Quintana (33-4 at 145) and Francisco Solis (16-3 at 170) while Moses Quintana (27-8 at 152) was second and Giovanni Amaya (220) took third.

Plainfield North’s Jacob Macatangay (38-0 at 126) is unbeaten. Other champions were Plainfield North’s Jared Gumila (38-3 at 160) and Kaden McCombs (35-9 at 285), Joliet West’s Carson Weber (25-3 at 106), Minooka’s Cale Stonitsch (20-12 at 132), Plainfield Central’s Max Bowen (20-4 at 182) and Plainfield South’s John Pacewic (23-2 at 195).

Other second-place finishers were Joliet West’s Jovon Johnson (17-10 at 182), Bryan McCoy (12-4 at 220) and Wyatt Schmitt (23-6 at 285),Plainfield North’s Brody Wyller (28-17 at 145) and Anthony Gulino (17-12 at 170), Romeoville’s Brian Farley (18-4 at 106), Plainfield South’s Rudy Silva (26-6 at 113), Minooka’s Elijah Munoz (17-11 at 138) and Oswego’s Andrew Johnson (32-7 at 160).

Closest title matches included Stonitsch winning 7-5 over Ryder Janeczko at 132, Zook edging Moses Quintana 3-1 in sudden victory at 152 and McCombs defeating Schmitt 3-0 at 285.

Scoring the most team points were Bowen (50) and Macatangay (49.5) while Alvarez, Gumila, Pacewic, Serio and Weber all tied for third with 48 points, McCombs and Nelson both had 47 points and Noah Quintana scored 46 points. Bowen also recorded the most falls with four. Macatangay had the most match points (53) and points in a match (25).

Macatangay, ranked third in 3A at 126, won his fourth title of the season in four finals appearances. Pacewic, ranked third in 3A at 195 and Alvarez, ranked fourth in 3A at 220, both won their second titles while Gumila, ranked seventh in 3A at 160, captured his first title win of the season.

Oswego had five third-place finishers, Brayden Swanson (113), Ryan Goddard (120), Logan Guerrero (126), Joseph Griffin (152) and Cruz Ibarra (195), Also taking third were Minooka’s Dominic Schiavone (132), Plainfield North’s Carter Alexander (138), Romeoville’s Sergio Dondiego (145) and Plainfield South’s Matthew Janiak (170).

Additional individuals who finished fourth were Plainfield North’s Maddox Garbis (106), Cayden Amico (113), Jude Rotkis (152) and Leo Tovar (220), Minooka’s Damien Flores (120) and Elliot Van Der Male (285), Joliet West’s Austin Perella (145) and Jacob Schmitt (195), Plainfield Central’s Lucas Mena (126), Plainfield East’s Hunter McCloskey (132), Joliet Central’s Kameron Mitchell (160), Romeoville’s Mason Gougis (170) and Oswego East’s William Chen (182).

Southwest Prairie Conference Tournament championship matches

106 – Carson Weber (Joliet West) over Brian Farley (Romeoville), F 1:05

113 – Jack Ferguson (Yorkville) over Rudy Silva (Plainfield South), 8-2

120 – Aaron Nelson (West Aurora) over Dominic Recchia (Yorkville), 7-1

126 – Jacob Macatangay (Plainfield North) over Dom Coronado (Yorkville), F 2:28

132 – Cole Stonitsch (Minooka) over Ryder Janeczko (Yorkville), 7-5

138 – Dominic Serio (West Aurora) over Elijah Munoz (Minooka), 8-4

145 – Noah Quintana (West Aurora) over Brody Wyller (Plainfield North), 7-0

152 – Luke Zook (Yorkville) over Moses Quintana (West Aurora), SV 3-1

160 – Jared Gumila (Plainfield North) over Andrew Johnson (Oswego), 9-5

170 – Francisco Solis (West Aurora) over Anthony Gulino (Plainfield North), 8-2

182 – Max Bowen (Plainfield Central) over Jovon Johnson (Joliet West), F 0:57

195 – John Pacewic (Plainfield South) over Hunter Janeczko (Yorkville), 9-2

220 – Ben Alvarez (Yorkville) over Bryan McCoy (Joliet West), 7-2

285 – Kaden McCombs (Plainfield North) over Wyatt Schmitt (Joliet West), 3-0

Normal West wins Big 12 Conference Tournament title

Normal West had five champions and three second-place finishers to help it claim the championship of the Big 12 Conference Tournament by a 184.5-131.5 margin over Centennial on Saturday at Notre Dame in Peoria.

Normal Community took third place with 122.5 points while Richwoods (79.5) and Champaign Central (67) rounded out the top half of the 10-team competition.

Leading the way for coach Adam Richards’ champion Wildcats were title winners Froylan Racey (28-3 at 126), Austin Johnston (27-5 at 132), Cody Sears (19-13 at 138), Kepi Guither (23-11) at 170 and Brock Leenerman (13-2 at 182) while Dylan McGraw (113), Matt Bicknell (14-6 at 120) and Xavier Edwards (19-7 at 152) finished second. Taking thirds were Noah Passoni (160) and Ben Smith (195) while Gage Hutchison (220) finished fourth.

Top performers for coach Jeff Rieck’s runner-up Chargers were champions Declan Pate (22-6 at 120), Tyler Easter (21-6 at 152) and Jack Barnhart (28-1 at 220). Claiming third-place were David Navara (170) and Braylen Lewis (285) while Jaiden Smith (106), Trevor Schoonover (126), Nick Pianfetti (138), Kodiac Pruitt (160) and Branden Harvey (195) all took fourth place.

Other Big 12 champions were Normal Community’s Cole Gentsch (29-2 at 113), Brayden Kull (20-11 at 145) and Cooper Caraway (30-3 at 195), Notre Dame’s Ian Akers (25-5 at 106) and Joey Mushinsky (29-1 at 160) and Peoria High’s Lucas Armstrong (3-0 at 285).

Also finishing in second-place were Danville’s Dalton Brown (24-7 at 170), Phil Shaw (23-4 at 182) and DeMarion Forman (14-4 at 195), Normal Community’s Caden Correll (27-7 at 106) and Mitchell Mosbach (23-7 at 160), Champaign Central’s Ronald Baker (26-9 at 126) and LaVontae Pelmore (10-9 at 285), Notre Dame’s Chase Daugherty (14-10 at 132), Richwoods’ Jayden Putts (12-5 at 138), Peoria High’s Tuison Conner (11-6 at 145) and Urbana’s Andre Hunt (14-10 at 220).

In some of the closest title matches, Akers won 2-0 over Correll at 106, Kull prevailed 13-11 in overtime over Conner at 145 and Leenerman edged Shaw 10-9 at 182.

There was a tie for the most team points scored with 24 between Armstrong and Guither while Barnhart and Caraway tied for third with 22 points, Mushinsky was next with 21.5 points and Easter, Kull, Leenerman, Racey and Sears all scored 20 points.

Racey had the most total match points with 31 while Armstrong had the largest seed to place differential of five, winning a championship after being seeded sixth.

Several ranked champions added to their list of titles that they’ve captured this season. Mushinsky (fourth at 160 in 1A) won his seventh title in seven finals appearances, Gentsch (seventh at 106 in 3A), captured his fifth title in six finals, Racey (sixth at 120 in 2A) and Barnhart (fifth at 220 in 2A) both won their fourth championships and Leenerman (ninth at 182 in 2A) won his second title.

Richwoods had five third-place finishers, Colton Boyer (106), Rykis Doss (113), Jeremiah LeFlore (120), Michael Vincent (152) and Terrell Holley (182). Also placing third were Normal Community’s Brock Bacus (126) and Vallen Thorpe (132), Champaign Central’s Jackson Dillow (145) and Zavier Neill (220) and Peoria High’s Kenny Rutherford (138) also finished third.

Also finishing in fourth-place were Richwoods’ Chris Harris (132) and Jesse Martinez (145), Normal Community’s Emmanuel Muyembe (152) and Daishawn Crawford (285), Danville’s Marquan Shaw (120), Peoria High’s Kaleb Lawson (170) and Champaign Central’s Seth Bowers (182).

Big 12 Conference Tournament championship matches

106 – Ian Akers (Notre Dame) over Caden Correll (Normal Community), 2-0

113 – Cole Gentsch (Normal Community) over Dylan McGrew (Normal West), F 1:25

120 – Declan Pate (Centennial) over Matt Bicknell (Normal West), 17-3

126 – Froylan Racey (Normal West) over Ronald Baker (Champaign Central), 16-5

132 – Austin Johnston (Normal West) over Chase Daugherty (Notre Dame), 11-2

138 – Cody Sears (Normal West) over Jayden Putts (Richwoods), F 3:12
145 – Brayden Kull (Normal Community) over Tuison Conner (Peoria High), OT 13-11

152 – Tyler Easter (Centennial) over Xavier Edwards (Normal West), 10-4

160 – Joey Mushinsky (Notre Dame) over Mitchell Mosbach (Normal Community), F 2:23

170 – Kepi Guither (Normal West) over Dalton Brown (Danville), F 2:30

182 – Brock Leenerman (Normal West) over Phil Shaw (Danville), 10-9

195 – Cooper Caraway (Normal Community) over DeMarion Forman (Danville), F 3:37

220 – Jack Barnhart (Centennial) over Andre Hunt (Urbana), F 1:19

285 – Lucas Armstrong (Peoria High) over LaVontae Pelmore (Champaign Central), F 0:17

IC Catholic Prep edges Aurora Christian for Metro Suburban Conference Championship

IC Catholic Prep sent 10 individuals to the title mat and won four championships to help it claim top honors at the Metro Suburban Conference Championships in Aurora by a margin of 230.5-221 over host Aurora Christian on Saturday. Riverside-Brookfield took third with 208 points while Wheaton Academy placed fourth with 142 points and Westmont was fifth with 80 points in the nine-team meet. Half of the title matches involved IC Catholic Prep and Aurora Christian competitors squaring off.

Leading the way for coach Jason Renteria’s champion Knights, who are ranked 13th in Class 1A, were title winners Andrew Alvarado (113), Nick Renteria (13-1 at 120), Nathan Brown (12-3 at 138) and Michael Calcagno (182) while Bryson Spaulding (9-6 at 126), Omar Samayoa (15-5 at 132), Joseph Gliatta (16-7 at 145), Brandon Navarro (15-5 at 160), Jadon Mims (17-3 at 220) and Isaiah Gonzalez (22-1 at 285) took second place and Vinny Gonzalez (195) finished third.

Coach Danny Alcocer’s runner-up Eagles, who are ranked seventh in Class 2A, were led by champions Deven Casey (24-6 at 106), Joe Fernau (19-5 at 132), Taythan Silva (25-7 at 145), Braden Stauffenberg (31-3 at 160), Nate Wemstrom (28-5 at 220) and Braden Hunter (3-0 at 285) while Parker Jenkins (113) and Josh Vasquez (17-6 at 120) were second and Tristan Spencer (138) and Conner Kendall (152) were fourth.

Other title winners were Riverside-Brookfield’s Mateo Costello (24-5 at 126) and Brock Hoyd (24-4 at 170), Bishop McNamara’s Luke Christie (17-2 at 152) and Westmont’s 

Jaylan Lacy (26-1 at 195).

Also finishing in second place were Wheaton Academy’s Caden Smith (15-8 at 152), Jeremiah Johanik (170) and Hunter Kazmierczak (21-6 at 182), Elmwood Park’s Jack Domdeck (27-4 at 106) and Jack Pedersen (22-11 at 195) and Riverside-Brookfield’s Mike Racanelli (138).

The only close title match was at 220 where Wemstrom defeated Mims 4-2 in sudden victory in a clash of highly-ranked opponents, with Wemstrom third at 195 in 2A and Mims first at 220 in 1A. Eight of the first-place matches were decided by fall while one was a win by technical fall and two more were major decisions.

Eight individuals tied at 26 for most team points scored, Calcagno, Casey, Christie, Fernau, Hoyd, Hunter, Silva and Stauffenberg while Brown and Lacy both had 25 points. Alvarado had the most match points with 43 and also had the largest difference between seed and place, winning a title after being seeded fourth.

Eleven of the champions were ranked in either Class 2A or 1A. Lacy (seventh in 1A at 195), Renteria (third in 1A at 126) and Stauffenberg (first at 152 in 2A) all won their third titles of the season with Lacy and Renteria in their third finals. Alvarado (eighth at 113 in 1A), Calcagno (fifth at 182 in 1A), Casey (second at 106 in 2A), Costello (seventh at 126 in 2A), Christie (first at 152 in 1A), Silva (third at 145 in 2A) and Wemstrom (third at 195 in 2A) all captured their second titles while Fernau (third at 126 in 2A) won his initial title. 

Hoyd (HM at 170 in 2A) won his third title while another highly-ranked competitor, Gonzalez (second at 285 in 1A) suffered his first loss to Hunter and was denied a third title.

Riverside-Brookfield had seven third-place finishers, Edgar Mosquera (113), Josh Gonzalez (132), Jacob Noe (145), Bill Martin (152), Ethan Ranft (160), Miguel Garcia (182) and Daeshawn Jackson (285). Also placing third were Wheaton Academy’s Will Hupke (120), Will Anliker (138) and Peter Johanik (220) and Westmont’s Mission Hatchell (106) and Dominic Wagner (126).

Also finishing in fourth-place were Wheaton Academy’s Dan Kersey (132), Teddy Koskinas (160) and Ethan Brunner (195), Riverside-Brookfield’s Matt Decosola (106) and Joe Midona (220), Westmont’s Dylan Belmonte (113) and Jozy Rosenwinkel (285), Bishop McNamara’s Jackson Jeck (120), Ridgewood’s Kris Popovich (126) and Elmwood Park’s Josh Dascola (145).

Metro Suburban Conference Championship title matches

106 – Deven Casey (Aurora Christian) over Jack Domdeck (Elmwood Park), F 1:55

113 – Andrew Alvarado (IC Catholic Prep) over Parker Jenkins (Aurora Christian), TF 5:56

120 – Nick Renteria (IC Catholic Prep) over Josh Vasquez (Aurora Christian), 15-8

126 – Mateo Costello (Riverside-Brookfield) over Bryson Spaulding (IC Catholic Prep), 9-3

132 – Joe Fernau (Aurora Christian) over Omar Samayoa (IC Catholic Prep), F 2:51
138 – Nathan Brown (IC Catholic Prep) over Mike Racanelli (Riverside-Brookfield), 12-2

145 – Taythan Silva (Aurora Christian) over Jacob Gliatta (IC Catholic Prep), F 2:20

152 – Luke Christie (Bishop McNamara) over Caden Smith (Wheaton Academy), F 1:42

160 – Braden Stauffenberg (Aurora Christian) over Brandon Navarro (IC Catholic Prep), F 3:15

170 – Brock Hoyd (Riverside-Brookfield) over Jeremiah Johanik (Wheaton Academy), F 2:25

182 – Michael Calcagno (IC Catholic Prep) over Hunter Kazmierczak (Wheaton Academy), F 3:07

195 – Jaylan Lacy (Westmont) over Jack Pedersen (Elmwood Park), 17-4

220 – Nate Wemstrom (Aurora Christian) over Jadon Mims (IC Catholic Prep), SV 4-2

285 – Braden Hunter (Aurora Christian) over Isaiah Gonzalez (IC Catholic Prep), F 4:26

Mount Carmel captures Chicago Catholic League Championship

Mount Carmel had seven champions to help it capture its first tournament title of the season when it claimed top honors at Saturday’s Chicago Catholic League Championships, which it hosted in Chicago.

The Caravan, number one in the IWCOA Class 3A rankings, scored 327.5 points while Marmion Academy, number four in Class 3A, was second with 295.5 points. Brother Rice (198), Providence Catholic (153), Loyola Academy (134), Fenwick (119) and St. Rita of Cascia (113) were next in line in the 13-team competition.

Coach Alex Tsirtsis’ champion Caravan had half of the 14 title winners. Taking firsts were Seth Mendoza (29-2 at 106), Sergio Lemley (30-1 at 126), Eddie Enright (20-7 at 132), Carlos Perez (8-5 at 145), Colin Kelly (26-4 at 160), Elliott Lewis (20-7 at 195) and Ryan Boersma (29-2 at 285). Claiming second-place finishers were Damian Resendez (22-6 at 113), Nam Doan (138) and Rylan Breen (19-10 at 182) while Jairo Acuna (120) and Marcus Milianti (152) took third place and William Jacobson (170) finished fourth.

Top finishers for coach Nathan Fitzenreider’s runner-up Cadets were champions Jameson Garcia (12-4 at 113), Collin Carrigan (19-2 at 152) and Jack Lesher (33-4 at 182) while Donny Pigoni (30-9 at 106), Tyler Aters (13-5 at 120), Connor Thompson (18-8 at 132), Tyler Perry (31-3 at 170) and Sean Scheck (29-9 at 220) all took second. John Conover (138) and Tegan Chumbley (145) were third while Christian Favia (126), Kenny Siwicki (160) and Teddy Perry (195) placed fourth.

Others who won titles were Brother Rice’s Alvaro Perez (21-5 at 138) and Tommy Bennett (22-1 at 170), Loyola’s Massey Odiotti (32-4 at 120) and Providence Catholic’s Liam McDermott (37-3 at 220).

Also finishing in second place were  Fenwick’s Finn McGee (21-11 at 152) and Jimmy Liston (25-3 at 285), Providence Catholic’s Billy Meiszner (23-4 at 126), St. Rita’s Isaac Gaytan-Reilly (17-7 at 145), Brother Rice’s Nate Chirillo (11-3 at 160) and Loyola’s Mike Williams (21-9 at 195).

Some of the closest title matches was Carlos Perez over Reilly 1-0 at 145, Bennett beat Perry 8-6 in sudden victory at 170, Lewis prevailed 3-2 over Williams at 195 and McDermott claimed a 1-0 decision over Scheck at 220.

Thirteen state-ranked individuals won titles while five other ranked competitors fell in the finals. Odiotti (sixth in 3A at 120) won his fifth tournament of the season, Bennett (seventh in 2A at 170), Boersma (first in 3A at 285), Lemley (second in 3A at 126) and Mendoza (first in 3A at 106) all won their third tournaments. Lesher (third in 3A at 182) and McDermott (third in 3A at 220) both won their second titles and Carrigan (eighth in 3A at 152), Enright (fourth in 3A at 132), Garcia (first in 3A at 113), Kelly (second in 3A at 160), Lewis (fourth in 3A at 195) and Perez (eighth in 2A at 138) all won their initial titles of 2021-22. 

Mendoza and Odiotti tied for the team points with 30 while Carrigan was third with 29.5. Boersma, Enright, Garcia and Lemley all had 29 points, Kelly had 28.5 points and Lesher and McDermott both had 28 points. Second-place finishers who also were state-ranked were Breen (eighth at 182 in 3A), Chirillo (seventh at 160 in 2A), Meiszner (sixth at 126 in 3A), Perry (fourth at 170 in 3A) and Resendez (third at 113 in 3A).

Also taking third were St. Rita’s Austin Dangles (113), Griffen Duffin (126) and Sean Larkin (132),  De La Salle Institute’s Raymond Alvarado (106), Montini Catholic’s Will Prater (160), St. Laurence’s Mike Gentile (170), Loyola’s Quinn Herbert (182), Brother Rice’s Gambino Perez (195), Fenwick’s Conor Stetz (220) and Providence’s RJ Schneider (285).

Other fourth-place finishers were Brother Rice’s Bobby Conway (120), Charles Connolly (152) and Colin Ashley (182), Montini’s Max Neal (106) and Mick Renquist (220), DePaul Prep’s Max Rosen (113), Providence’s Kyle Lindsey (132), Fenwick’s Tommy Sullivan (138), St. Laurence’s Gabe Alvarez (145) and Saint Ignatius’ Damian Lassak (285).

Chicago Catholic League Championships title matches

106 – Seth Mendoza (Mount Carmel) over Donny Pigoni (Marmion Academy), F 3:13

113 – Jameson Garcia (Marmion Academy) over Damian Resendez (Mount Carmel), 17-6

120 – Massey Odiotti (Loyola Academy) over Tyler Aters (Marmion Academy), F 3:55

126 – Sergio Lemley (Mount Carmel) over Billy Meiszner (Providence Catholic), 16-5

132 – Eddie Enright (Mount Carmel) over Connor Thompson (Marmion Academy), 9-1

138 – Alvaro Perez (Brother Rice) over Nam Doan (Mount Carmel), 5-0

145 – Carlos Perez (Mount Carmel) over Isaac Gaytan-Reilly (St. Rita of Cascia), 1-0

152 – Colin Carrigan (Marmion Academy) over Finn McGee (Fenwick), F 0:56
160 – Colin Kelly (Mount Carmel) over Nate Chirillo (Brother Rice), TF 5:53

170 – Tommy Bennett (Brother Rice) over Tyler Perry (Marmion Academy), SV 8-6

182 – Jack Lesher (Marmion Academy) over Rylan Breen (Mount Carmel), 9-1

195 – Elliott Lewis (Mount Carmel) over Mike Williams (Loyola Academy), 3-2

220 – Liam McDermott (Providence Catholic) over Sean Scheck (Marmion Academy), 1-0

285 – Ryan Boersma (Mount Carmel) over Jimmy Liston (Fenwick), 9-1

Sandwich claims title in Interstate 8 Conference Championships

Sandwich scored 218 points to capture top honors at Saturday’s Interstate 8 Conference championships at Kaneland In Maple Park. Rochelle took second place with 184 points while Sycamore was third with 172 and Kaneland finished fourth with 144 points in the seven-team field.

Top performers for coach Derek Jones’ first-place Indians, who are ranked tenth in Class 1A, were champions Miles Corder (126), Evan Reilly (138), Nolan Bobee (145) and Alex Alfaro (182). Placing second were Sy Smith (132), Aidan Linden (152), Bryce Decker (160), Sammy Dale (170) and Connor Holly (195) and taking fourth were Ashlyn Strenz (106), Anthony Sparti (113) and Kaiden Gustafson (220).

“We wrestled well,” Jones said. “I thought we left a couple matches out there, but we will use it to build towards IHSA Regionals. Of course it is a tough conference and we are excited that we were able to come away with the victory, but our end goal all year has been the IHSA Dual Team State tournament. We will be satisfied when we come away with that trophy, not a conference championship.”

Leading the way for coach Alphonso Vruno’s runner-up Hubs were champions Xavier Villalobos (113), Joseph Nadig (120) and Kaiden Morris (220) while Tommy Tourdot (106) and Jaden Cook (285) placed second. Taking third place were Weldon Nay (126), Wesley Brown (132), Brandyn Metzger (160), Brock Metzger (170) and Jorge Driggs (195) while Grant Gensler (138) finished fourth.

Sycamore also had four champions, Brayden Peet (152), Gus Cambier (160), Zack Crawford (170) and Lincoln Cooley (285), Others who won titles were Kaneland’s Cameron Phillips (106), Ottawa’s Tristan Simmons (132) and LaSalle-Peru’s Connor Lorden (195).

Nine of the champions are in the top 10 in the IWCOA rankings. Alfaro, who’s first in 1A at 182, won his fourth title this season while Reilly, who’s sixth in 1A at 138 and Peet, who’s third in 2A at 152, both won their third titles with Peet in three finals trips. Cooley (sixth in 2A at 285), Crawford (sixth in 2A at 170) and Lorden (fourth in 2A at 195) all won titles for the second time this season while Cambier (third in 2A at 160), Phillips (fifth in 2A at 106) and Villalobos (sixth in 2A at 113) all won their initial titles in 2021-22.

Also claiming second-place finishes were Sycamore’s Trent DuMont (138), Gable Carrick (182) and Jackson Funderburg (220), Kaneland’s Kamron Scholl (113), Caden Grabowski (126) and Cole Olsen (145) and LaSalle-Peru’s Reegan Kellett (120).

In some of the closest title matches, Peet edged Linden 4-3 at 152 in a clash of top-10 individuals, Villalobos prevailed 7-4 over Scholl at 113 and Crawfoird captured a 5-2 decision over Dale at 170.

Seven champions led the way with 24 team points scored. They were Bobee, Cambier, Cooley, Lorden, Morris, Nadig and Phillips while Corder was next with 23 points.

Morris had five third-place finishers, Brandon Anderson (106), Ian Wills (120), Tyler Semlar (138), Julian Gonzalez (152) and Justin Hemmersbach (285) while Sycamore’s Jonathan Buckheister (113) and Jaden Cochran (145), Ottawa’s Charles Medrow (182) and Kaneland’s Nate Diaz (220) also took third.

Also claiming fourth place finishes were Kaneland’s Ade Sanni (152), Diego Serriteno (182), Max Pietak (195) and Tyler Carlson (285), Ottawa’s Landon Marx (120) and Wyatt Reding (160), Morris’ Levi Willson (145) and Ethan Morrissy (170) and LaSalle-Peru’s Kaleb Vela (126).

Interstate 8 Conference Championships title matches

106 – Cameron Phillips (Kaneland) over Tommy Tourdot (Rochelle), F 1:26

113 – Xavier Villalobos (Rochelle) over Kamron Scholl (Kaneland), 7-4

120 – Joseph Nadig (Rochelle) over Reegan Kellett (LaSalle-Peru), F 3:00

126 – Miles Corder (Sandwich) over Caden Grabowski (Kaneland), F 3:09

132 – Tristan Simmons (Ottawa) over Sy Smith (Sandwich), 12-6

138 – Evan Reilly (Sandwich) over Trent DuMont (Sycamore), 12-4

145 – Nolan Bobee (Sandwich) over Cole Olsen (Kaneland), F 0:59

152 – Brayden Peet (Sycamore) over Aidan Linden (Sandwich), 4-3

160 – Gus Cambier (Sycamore) over Bryce Decker (Sandwich), F 2:48

170 – Zack Crawford (Sycamore) over Sammy Dale (Sandwich), 5-2

182 – Alex Alfaro (Sandwich) over Gable Carrick (Sycamore), F 3:06

195 – Connor Lorden (LaSalle-Peru) over Connor Holly (Sandwich), F 1:38

220 – Kaiden Morris (Rochelle) over Jackson Funderburg (Sycamore), F 3:30

285 – Lincoln Cooley (Sycamore) over Jaden Cook (Rochelle), F 1:29

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