By: Dan Cohen
Photo – WREX – The 170# championship bracket’s top half has an all-local semifinal on Sunday, featuring Dakota’s Andrew Wenzel, and Freeport’s Keondre Jackson, who both won their quarterfinals.
MACHESNEY PARK – The 32nd annual Dvorak wrestling invitational began at Harlem High School the Saturday before Christmas, continuing one of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in the Midwest.
There’s plenty of local talent in contention for championships after a busy first day of matches. Freeport’s Markel Baker put together two victories via decision to reach the 113# semifinals.
At 132# at the Dvorak, Tommy Curran of DeKalb made it to the semifinals in the championship bracket. His teammate Damien Lopez is also in the semifinals at 152#, and the Barbs also have Bradley Gillum in the 160# semis.