Phoenix Military Academy tops Round Lake regional field

By Gary Larsen

Rickover Naval Academy coach Guillermo Mejia put it best in describing the inaugural season of IHSA regional competition in girls wrestling.

“It’s nice to see the growth in the sport,” Mejia said. “It seems like some of the regionals this year were as competitive as some of the sectionals last year.”

Round Lake hosted a regional of 42 teams and when it was over, Phoenix Military Academy had topped the field with 195.5 team points, to second-place Lakes 164. Zion-Benton (129) was third, followed by Grayslake North (123) and Rickover (109) to round out the top five team finishes.

Phoenix also topped the field at this year’s Chicago Public League tournament, where Rickover placed second.

Phoenix coach Dan Curin advanced 11 girls through to this year’s Evanston sectional on Feb. 9-10. The Firebirds’ Diana Lopez (110), AJ Grant (145), and America Cabrera (155) won individual regional titles, Jocelyn Quiroz (130) placed second, and Jitzel Arande (100) finished third.

Phoenix also got fourths from Marisol Castro (120) and Ariel Foreman (135), fifths from Mia Thomas (115) and Alexia Ramos (140), and sixths from America Sanchez (105) and Anne Johnson (170).

“I have never been more proud of a team I’ve coached in my life,” Curin said. “For a school from the west side of Chicago with less than four hundred kids to make this big of an impact is mind-blowing. The amazing thing is the entire squad is back next year. All of these girls are extremely committed and hardworking.”

Nine of the regional title matches in Round Lake were decided by fall, three were decided by straight decision, and two went to overtime before a champion was crowned.

Second-place Lakes advanced seven wrestlers to the sectional, with Zayria Mouzon (105) and Ava Babbs (125) winning regional titles. Lakes coach Devin Tortorice also got seconds from Olivia Heft (120), Christina Hasner (135), and Josie Larson (190), a third from Haven Sylves (110), and a sixth from Davalyn Hampton (140).

“If I was to round up the weekend in a few words, I would call it nearly perfect,” Tortorice said. “I was extremely proud of the ladies. My 140-pound senior (Hampton) was truly the exciting story, though. She came into the tournament as the second-to-last seed and got herself qualified for sectionals, as a first-year senior who put it all together when it mattered. I’m very proud of her.”

With only six wrestlers entered, third-place Zion-Benton entered the least number of girls among the top nine teams. Coach Hal Lunsford got individual titles from Emily Ortiz (130) and ILeen Castrejon (190), seconds from Adrianna Ketchum (140) and Grace Johnson (155), a third from Naomi Foote (145), and a sixth from Jay Thompson (135).

“I am so proud of this team,” Lunsford said. “These young women are amazing student-athletes and I am truly blessed to have them on my team. Taking third as a team with only six wrestlers is a true testament to the hard work they do every day in the practice room.”

Other individual regional champions at Round Lake were Loyola Academy’s Harlee Hiller (115), Glenbrook North’s Ariella Dobin (120), Grayslake North’s Quinna Sheets (135), New Trier’s Jillian Giller (140), and Waukegan’s Jennifer Perez (170). 

Here are the individual champions’ stories:

100 – Mia Vazquez, Rickover Naval Academy

Rickover Naval Academy’s Mia Vazquez and Round Lake’s Riley Kongkaeow kicked off the championship round in fine fashion, going into overtime before a Vazquez takedown gave her an 8-6 decision and a regional crown.

Illinois’ fifth-ranked Vazquez (29-3) posted two takedowns in the first period and sixth-ranked Kongkaeow (29-3) had one in the second to make it 4-3 heading into the third. Kongkaeow chose down and escaped to make it 4-4 before a wild finish saw another Vazquez takedown followed by a Kongkaeow reversal in the final 30 seconds to send the match to overtime.

Vazquez earned her regional title-winning takedown thanks to a quality that the Rickover coaching staff has been helping her adopt.

“I’m more calm now,” Vazquez said. “I can get too anxious to win but if I’m (ahead) in a match, now I know how to get through it a little better. And my shots are better this year. In the past I just used my strength more but now I’m taking better shots.”

Vazquez also won an 8-6 decision over Kongkaeow in the semifinals of this year’s Sally Berman tournament at Palatine. 

“What I love about it is there’s a lot of appreciation and respect between those two girls, and those two families,” Rickover coach Guillermo Mejia said. “They’re obviously hard matches but afterwards there’s a good connection and respect between them.”

Vazquez won tournament titles at the BTS, Palatine, and Chicago Public League tournaments and placed second at Niles West. Kongkaeow won titles at the Waukegan, Conant, and Lake County tournaments and placed third at Palatine.

Phoenix Military Academy’s Jitzel Arande (10-5) placed third, New Trier’s Sundus Aitzemkour (18-11) took fourth, Clark’s Asia Boss (9-3) was fifth, and Grayslake North’s Ester Migues-Gaytan finished sixth to advance.

105 – Zaryia Mouzon, Lakes

Winning her fifth individual title of the season, Lakes senior Zaryia Mouzon used a pin in the finals over Westinghouse College Prep’s Kimani Glasper to become a regional champion.

Top-seeded Mouzon (30-4) pinned second-seeded Glasper (16-5) at the 5:54 mark. Mouzon also won individual tournament titles at Lakes, Waukegan, Dundee-Crown, and Lake County this season.

“Z’s performance was solid,” Lakes coach Devin Tortorice said. “She executed aggressively as she usually does and seized critical opportunities.”

Mouzon won individual titles at Lakes, Waukegan, Dundee-Crown and the Lake County tournaments this year, and was second at Palatine.

Both Mouzon and Glasper used a pair of pins each to reach the finals. Vernon Hills’ Hanna Lee (12-13) placed third, Lane Tech’s Sofia Guerrero (14-13) was fourth, Antioch’s Londyn Lloyd (3-2) took fifth, and Phoenix Military’s Academy’s America Sanchez finished sixth.

110 – Diana Lopez, Phoenix Military Academy

The day’s second overtime match in the finals came when Phoenix Military Academy’s Diana Lopez (18-3) and Niles West’s Zoe Pomeranets (24-10) squared off at 110 in the finals.

A 4-4 tie after three periods gave way to overtime, where the junior Lopez applied what she’s been taught.

“In practice coach (Dan Curin) says it’s whoever wants it more, so I just wanted to try my hardest,” Lopez said. “I just had to remember what we work on every day. And I’m taking more shots now.”

Lopez’s OT takedown gave her a 6-4 decision and earned her the right to be called a regional champion. She was a state qualifier last year and admitted to getting re-dedicated to wrestling this season. 

Lopez will use the two-week break before sectionals begin on Feb. 9 to recover and fine-tune.

“I got sick a week ago and my conditioning is still coming back,” she said. “Now I hope to get downstate, win a couple matches, and get up on the podium.”

Lopez won the title at 110 at this year’s Chicago Public League and Rickover tournaments, and was third at the Lakes tournament.

Third-seeded Pomeranets (17-4) won by fall in her semifinal against second-seeded Haven Sylves (24-9) of Lakes, while top-seeded Lopez won by tech fall in her semifinal against fifth-seeded Alyssa Bentley (18-8) of Warren.

Sylves went on to place third at 110, Bentley took fourth, Grayslake North’s Amara Facundo (20-20) finished fifth, and Taft’s Alyssa Martel placed sixth.

115 – Harlee Hiller, Loyola Academy

Last year’s state champion at 105 pounds is back.

After missing four weeks due to injury, Loyola Academy junior Harlee Hiller returned one week before Saturday’s regional to make another run at state glory.

Hiller was dominant in Round Lake, winning by fall in under 30 seconds in three of her matches. Only Phoenix Military Academy’s Mia Thomas pushed her into the second period before Hiller won by fall in their semifinal at 2:38.

Hiller fell to the bottom of the state rankings at 115 due to her absence. She won by fall in 0:16 in the finals Saturday against Round Lake’s Ireland McCain (29-7).

“I was hurt for the second half of the season but I feel good,” Hiller said. “I’m happy to be back, for sure. I haven’t had any issues. I worked really hard on my own (to stay conditioned).”

New Trier’s Zoe Lee placed (20-11) third at 115, Stevenson’s Nastasia Kobets (16-6) took fourth, Phoenix’s Thomas (17-7) finished fifth and Taft’s Jennifer Arenas (10-9) placed sixth.

120 – Ariella Dobin, Glenbrook South

Two of the top-ranked 120-pounders in Illinois met on the title mat, when Lakes’ No. 4 Olivia Heft (27-2) met Glenbrook South’s No. 8 Ariella Dobin. The freshman Dobin (27-2) built a 6-2 lead in the second period and led 9-3 in the third, before the senior Heft  earned a takedown but couldn’t turn Dobin to the final buzzer.

Both wrestlers had posted three wins by fall to reach the title mat. Heft finished second at 115 at the IHSA’s inaugural girls state finals two years ago.

Dobin won individual titles this year at Niles West and Waukegan, and Heft won titles at the Lakes, Palatine, Dundee-Crown and Lake County tournaments.

Dobin has exceeded whatever expectations GBS coach John Gilchrist may have had for her.

“Being a freshman you don’t really know what kind of wrestler (Dobin) will be,” Gilchrist said. “As the season goes on, you realize how competitive she is. She was a bit nervous but excited to compete (at the regional). We are so very proud of her and the rest of the team.

“It was so impressive to watch all the quality wrestlers from all schools. As a team, we did really well. Zoe Handler (105) was one match from qualifying, Siena Dini (135) took fifth and, of course, Ariella won her weight class.”

Grayslake Central’s Gianna Arzer (31-8) finished third at 120, Phoenix Military Academy’s Marisol Castro (18-6) was fourth, Lake View’s Raynisha Sims (8-3) placed fifth, and Lane Tech’s Nyah Lovis (29-4) placed sixth.

125 – Ava Babbs, Lakes

Fifth-ranked in Illinois and unbeaten at 25-0, Lakes senior Ava Babbs

Is a different wrestler than the one who finished third at last year’s state finals at 125.

For one thing, as her four first-period pins showed Saturday, she’s even more aggressive.

“I’m just attacking, right away,” Babbs said. “Get into my offense and be the first one to score. Leave not doubt at all. Just get it done.”

Babbs only took up wrestling as a sophomore two years ago. She’s much more savvy and experienced on the mat as a senior, but her evolution has gone beyond the nuts and bolts of the sport.

“Of course I’ve grown in my wrestling but a lot of it has been my mindset,” Babbs said. “I’ve had a big mindset shift and I think that helped me a lot. I used to get nervous knowing I was going against people who were good, and be a little afraid of that. But now I want to scrap, and come out firing.

“I had to realize that I can push myself and wrestle against these girls, and I’m there for a reason.”

Babbs also won individual titles in tournaments at Waukegan, Dundee-Crown, and Lake County this year. She won her first regional title by fall against another of the state’s top 125-pounders, Waukegan’s second-seeded senior Noelani Rodriguez (26-6), a two-time state qualifier who won a title at Niles West and placed second at the Waukegan, Palatine, and Lake County tournaments.

Noelani won a tough 2-1 semifinal decision over sixth-seeded Kamile Rayome (14-7) of Lake Forest, who went on to place third. 

Warren’s Jane Kelly (16-12) took fourth, New Trier’s Katelynn Parsawasdi (16-13) finished fifth, and Carmel Catholic’s Haley Ramos placed (5-6) sixth at 125.

130 – Emily Ortiz, Zion-Benton

Zion-Benton’s Emily Ortiz and Phoenix Military Academy’s Jocelyn Quiroz locked horns in the biggest barnburner of the finals, with Ortiz ultimately winning a 16-10 decision.

“She has grit,” Zion-Benton coach Hal Lunsford said of Ortiz. “She is a second-year wrestler and she is all-in with the sport. She works towards being the best in the practice room and in competition.

Ortiz’s win helped the Zee-Bees to a third-place team finish.

Top-seeded Ortiz (31-4) won titles at the Waukegan and Lake County tournaments this year, and was second at Niles West.

Ortiz posted a pair of pins to reach the finals. Quiroz (16-9) posted a fall and then a 10-5 semifinal decision over Grayslake North’s Vanessa Alvarez (14-11).

Stevenson’s Karina Lojowski (11-11) took third, Bree Hirsch (12-7) finished fourth, Round Lake’s Brianna Perez (14-18) was fifth, and Alvarez finished in sixth at 130.

135 – Quinna Sheets, Grayslake North

Seeded fifth at 135, Grayslake North’s Quinna Sheets had her work cut out for her. The senior won her first two matches to reach a semifinal match against Highland Park’s top-seeded Clara Ugaz, ranked fourth in Illinois at 140 pounds.

Sheets (22-7) won by fall in the third period over Ugaz. 

Next up in the finals for her was Lakes’ second-seeded Christina Hasner – a wrestler Sheets has a history with. “I wrestled (Hasner) three times this year,” Sheets said, “and I’ve lost all three of them.”

Sheets got off the schneid against Hasner, winning by fall in the first period to capture a regional title. Wrestling is all about turning corners, and the Grayslake North senior feels like she turned one.

“Even in the last few weeks, I’ve figured out so much more about how to (wrestle) well,” Sheets said. “It’s only my second year wrestling but it feels like everything is starting to fall into place. I’m comfortable in my weight class after cutting and I just felt like (Hasner) was who I had to beat. My mentality was a lot different today.”

Sheets has always known that it’s the space between her ears that matters most.

“It’s always been about my mentality,” Sheets said. “I always felt like I could come here and do well but mentally it was still something I struggled with. So it was a confidence I needed and I just felt ready today. I felt like it was finally my time to be who I needed to be.”

Ugaz (16-3) pinned her way to third place, Phoenix Military Academy’s Ariel Foreman (11-3) was fourth, Glenbrook North’s Siena Dini (16-8) took fifth, and Zion-Benton’s Jay Thompson (27-9) finished sixth at 135.

140 – Jillian Giller, New Trier

New Trier junior Jillian Giller is ranked sixth in Illinois at 140 and she was the class of the division in Round Lake. Top-seeded Giller (28-4) opened with a pair of falls to reach the finals, capped by her fall against Zion-Benton’s second-seeded Adrianna Ketchum (19-15) on the title mat.

Her regional title marked Giller’s first tournament crown of the season; she was second in tournaments at Niles West and Palatine this year.

“Jillian is really wrestling her best right now,” coach Mike Kanke. “She is a special talent and she has set her goals high. Her unique ability to focus and to capitalize on her opponent’s subtle mistakes creates the opportunity for her to score points in any position. I was really proud of the way our girls performed out on the mat and carried themselves throughout the tournament.” 

Ketchum won by 8-3 decision in her semifinal match against Mundelein’s Khloe Heerdegen (29-11), who went on to place third. Grayslake North’s Alyson Alvarenga (12-11) finished fourth, Phoenix Military Academy’s Alexia Ramos (6-4) was fifth, and Lakes’ Davalyn Hampton finished sixth.

145 – AJ Grant, Phoenix Military Academy

A state qualifier last year at 155, Phoenix Military Academy sophomore AJ Grant dropped to 145 this year and won individual titles at the BTS, Morris, Rickover, and Chicago Public League tournaments, and placed second at the Lakes tournament.

Top-seeded Grant (22-1) used a pair of pins to reach the regional title mat at 145, where she won by fall at 1:05 against Stevenson’s fourth-seeded Sajra Sulejmani (7-4).

“AJ Grant has taken to wrestling like a fish to water,” Phoenix coach Dan Curin said. “She started wrestling as a sophomore and hasn’t stopped competing, since quickly rising in the ranks as one of the best wrestlers in the country.”

Sulejmani reached the finals with a major decision win in her semifinal match against second-seeded Naomi Foote (32-7) of Zion-Benton.

Foote went on to finish third, Round Lake’s Raven Burnett (20-8) took fourth, Warren’s Ashley Fugelseth (13-6) placed fifth, and Grayslake North’s Victoria Marquez (23-14) was sixth at 145.

155 – America Cabrera, Phoenix Military Academy

Phoenix Military Academy’s America Cabrera placed second at this year’s Chicago Public League tournament, and finished third in a tournament at Morris.

The second-seeded sophomore (21-4) finally grabbed the brass ring, when she won a regional title with a fall at 0:38 against Zion-Benton’s top-seeded Grace Johnson (28-6).

“America missed her freshman year with health issues,” coach Dan Curin said. “But she has really made a statement, getting herself ready to go this year.”

Cabrera won by fall and then by tech fall to reach the finals; Johnson posted a pair of falls to advance to the championship mat.

New Trier’s Nina Aceves (25-6) placed third, Marshall’s Cecilia Colon (3-2) finished fourth, Grayslake North’s Jacqueline Cordova-Marquina (16-8) was fifth, and Rickover Naval Academy’s Camila Martinez-Gonzalez (17-10) took sixth at 155.

170 – Jennifer Perez, Waukegan

There are moments that make or break a match and Waukegan senior Jennifer Perez arrived at one of those moments, mid-way through the first period of her title match against Rickover’s Clara Biela.

“She went for a shot and I just grabbed her arms,” Perez said. “Then I was like ‘you know what? Headlock, throw, and then whatever comes from it’.”

What came from Perez’s throw was a pin at 1:19 and a regional title. The win upped top-seeded Perez’s season record to 23-3.

Heading into the finals, Perez had a good, healthy dose of butterflies.

“I was scared but my coach told me it’s a good thing to be a little scared, getting  ready, getting your (adrenaline) up,” Perez said. “And once I hit the mat, I felt good. I just went in thinking ‘whatever happens, happens’ and tried to go out and have confidence and have fun.”

Perez was a state alternate last year and is currently unranked — nothing a deep run at this year’s Evanston sectional won’t make up for, and Perez has been preparing to chase some downstate glory this year.

“I started practicing with guys to learn what I could about strength from them,” Perez said. “And whatever I learned I’ve tried to put into my matches.”

Biela (20-6) also used two pins to reach the regional title mat. Vernon Hills’ Madeline Borkowski (14-7) finished third, Grayslake North’s Jeniah Robinson (22-12) was fourth, Lane Tech’s Lily Cohen (10-8) placed fifth, and Phoenix Military Academy’s Anne Johnson (5-6) took sixth at 170.

190 – ILeen Castrejon, Zion-Benton

Familiarity between Zion-Benton’s ILeen Castrejon and Lakes’ Josie Larson isn’t breeding contempt, but it sure made it tough on both wrestlers when they lined up against each other for the fifth time this season.

“We know how we both wrestle,” Castrejon said. “It’s hard because we both know what’s coming.”

Castrejon (18-1) won a hard-fought 2-0 decision over Larson (27-6) for a regional title. A scoreless first two periods saw Castrejon ride Larson out for the entire second period, earn a reversal to start the third, and then ride things out to victory. Four of their five matches this year have gone the distance.

Third-ranked Castrejon improved to 5-0 against fourth-ranked Larson this season. The two and could potentiall square off twice more, at the sectional and state finals.

Larson placed fifth at 190 at last year’s state finals; Castrejon was state runner-up at 170 in 2022 and 2023. A knee injury to start the season put Castrejon on the shelf, leading her to make the move up to 190, since conditioning with a sore knee made it difficult to cut back down to 170.

“I had to change my style this year, wrestling heavier girls,” Castrejon said. “Girls are bigger and stronger, but they’re slower so I’ve tried to use my speed to my advantage. That’s what’s really different. In this match I tried to stay upper-body. I have to work on turns but my riding has been good.”

Castrejon won tournament titles at the Palatine, Dundee-Crown, and Lake County tournaments this year, while Larson was an individual tournament champion at at Lakes and Waukegan.

Noble/ITW Speer’s Aileen Galvez (13-6) placed third, Rickover Naval Academy’s Julia Augello (5-6)  finished fourth, Mather’s Julissa Az (7-6) was fifth, and Evanston’s Fatima Gomez took sixth at 190.

235 – Jasmine Mejia, Rickover Naval Academy

In her freshman year, Rickover Naval Academy’s Jasmine Mejia had a lead in her sectional title match when a knee injury ended her season.

She bounced back her sophomore year to place fifth in Illinois at 235. Now a junior, seventh-ranked Mejia had to show resilience again, after losing her first match of the season recently via overtime tiebreaker.

Mejia lost a 3-2 tiebreak in this year’s Chicago Public League tournament to Curie’s second-ranked Aaliyah Grandberry, who has twice finished second in Illinois at 235.

“It’s fun to watch the level of competition Illinois has at the heavyweight division,” Rickover coach and father Guillermo Mejia said.

Mejia (23-1) got back on track Saturday, pinning her way to a regional title in chasing another state finals place medal.

Mejia’s capped her three pins on the day with a win by fall at 0:19 on the regional title mat, against Round Lake’s Yareli Macias (12-7). 

Mejia has also been a state qualifier in discus and shot put for Rickover. She began wrestling as a freshman and her coach sees a different 235-pounder on the mat this year.

“There’s a lot more confidence for her and a lot more ability to react to what’s given to her,” Mejia said. “It’s fun to watch how she approaches matches and how she’s taking advantage of what others are giving her. Instead of having one or two go-to moves, now she can kind of adjust. She’s ready to go and she’s excited.”

Niles West’s Ari Leon (3-1) took third, Grayslake North’s Allison Poole (6-3) was fourth, Noble/ITW Speer’s Areli Espinoza (8-8) placed fifth, and Taft’s Rim Ayouchi (10-8) finished sixth at 235.

Round lake regional championship match results:

100 – Mia Vazquez (Rickover) SV-1 8-6 Riley Kongkaeow (Round Lake)

105 – Zaryia Mouzon (Lakes) F 5:54 Kimani Glasper (Westinghouse)

110 – Diana Lopez (Phoenix) SV-1 6-4 Zoe Pomeranets (Niles West)

115 – Harlee Hiller (Loyola) F 0:16 Ireland McCain (Round Lake)

120 – Ariella Dobin (Glenbrook North) D 9-5 Olivia Heft (Lakes)

125 – Ava Babbs (Lakes) F 1:42 Noelani Rodriguez (Waukegan)

130 – Emily Ortiz (Zion-Benton) D 16-10 Jocelyn Quiroz (Phoenix)

135 – Quinna Sheets (Grayslake (North) F 1:41 Christina Hasner (Lakes)

140 – Jillian Giller (New Trier) F 0:47 Adrianna Ketchum (Zion-Benton)

145 – AJ Grant (Phoenix) F 1:05 Sajra Sulejmani (Stevenson)

155 – America Cabrerra (Phoenix) F 0:16 Grace Johnson (Zion-Benton)

170 – Jennifer Perez (Waukegan) F 1:19 Clara Biela (Chicago (Rickover)

190 – ILeen Castrejon (Zion-Benton) D 2-0 Josephine Larson (Lakes)

235 – Jasmine Mejia (Rickover) F 0:19 Yareli Macias (Round Lake)

3rd-place match results:

100 – Jitzel Arande (Phoenix) D 9-7 Sundus Aitzemkour (New Trier)

105 – Hanna Lee (Vernon Hills) F 1:19 Sofia Guerrero (Lane Tech)

110 – Haven Sylves (Lakes) F 4:32 Alyssa Bentley (Warren)

115 – Zoe Lee (New Trier) F 4:46 Nastasia Kobets (Stevenson)

120 – Gianna Arzer (Grayslake Central) F 0:38 Marisol Castro (Phoenix)

125 – Kamile Rayome (Lake Forest) F 2:31 Jane Kelly (Warren)

130 – Karina Lojowski (Stevenson) F 0:55 Bree Hirsch (Lake Forest)

135 – Clara Ugaz (Highland Park) F 1:14 Ariel Foreman (Phoenix)

140 – Khloe Heerdegen (Mundelein) F 3:48 Alyson Alvarenga (Grayslake North)

145 – Naomi Foote (Zion-Benton) D 14-8 Raven Burnett (Round Lake)

155 – Nina Aceves (New Trier) F 4:54 Cecilia Colon (Marshall)

170 – Madeline Borkowski (Vernon Hills) D 5-2 Jeniah Robinson (Grayslake North)

190 – Aileen Galvez (Noble/ITW Speer) F 3:35 Julia Augello (Chicago (Rickover)

235 – Ari Leon (Niles West) F 1:38 Allison Poole (Grayslake North)

5th place match results:

100 – Asia Boss (Clark) F 1:28 Ester Migues-Gaytan (Grayslake North)

105 – Londyn Lloyd (Antioch) F 3:46 America Sanchez (Phoenix)

110 – Amara Facundo (Grayslake North) F 4:28 Alyssa Martel (Taft)

115 – Mia Thomas (Phoenix) F 2:00 Jennifer Arenas (Taft)

120 – Raynisha Sims (Lake View) med. fft. Nyah Lovis (Lane Tech)

125 – Katelynn Parsawasdi (New Trier) F 1:38 Haley Ramos (Carmel)

130 – Brianna Perez (Round Lake) F 0:58 Vanessa Alvarez (Grayslake North)

135 – Siena Dini (Glenbrook North) med. fft. Jay Thompson (Zion (Z.-Benton)

140 – Alexia Ramos (Phoenix) F 2:24 Davalyn Hampton (Lakes)

145 – Ashley Fugelseth (Warren) F 5:26 Victoria Marquez (Grayslake North)

155 – Jacqueline Cordova-Marquina (Grayslake North) F 4:26 Camila Martinez-Gonzalez (Rickover)

170 – Lily Cohen (Lane Tech) F 0:19 Anne Johnson (Phoenix)

190 – Julissa Az (Mather) F 0:38 Fatima Gomez (Evanston)

235 – Areli Espinoza (Chicago (Noble/ITW Speer) F 1:08 Rim Ayouchi (Taft)

Final team scores: 1. Phoenix Military Academy (195.5) 2. Lakes (164) 3. Zion-Benton (129) 4. Grayslake North (123) 5. Rickover Naval Academy (109) 6. New Trier (104.5) 7. Round Lake (104) 8. Stevenson (70) 9. Warren (60) 10. Waukegan (55) 11. Niles West (51) 12. Glenbrook North (48) 13. Vernon Hills (45) 14. Lane Tech (44.5) 15. Taft (39) 16. Lake Forest (38) 17. Loyola Academy (30) 18. Highland Park (29) 19. Westinghouse (28) 20. Noble/ITW Speer (26) 21. Mundelein (25) 22. Grayslake Central (22) 23. Evanston (19) 24. Lake View (17) 25. Marshall (16) 26. Antioch (15) 27. Carmel Catholic (11) 28. Clark (10) 29. Mather (10) 30. Intrinsic Charter-Downtown (7) 31. Libertyville (3) 

Chicago Academy, Chicago Hope Academy, Crane Medical Prep, Noble/Golder, Noble Academy, Roosevelt, Schurz, Sullivan, and Deerfield also competed.

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