The Illinois Greco-Roman State Championship tournament took place at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL, over the weekend.
Hereâs a look at the full schoolboy division:
Brody Norman of Junior Illini Wrestling Club won the 70-pound Greco title as the only competitor in the weight class. He also won the freestyle state title earlier this year.
Jacob Lukaszczyk of Vittum Cats, an IWAY state champion from earlier this year, shutout three of his four opponents en route to the 77-pound title. In his other match, he scored a pinfall. Brice Balosky of Greg Gomez Trained Wrestling finished second, followed by Sam Emery of Celtic Elite.
Joshua Ogunsanya of Harvey Twisters Wrestling Club shutout Dylan Ragusin of Izzy Style Wrestling with a 10-0 technical fall in their championship bout. Ogunsanya also won the state freestyle title earlier this year. Michael Leveille of FIT came in third.
Moises Rivera of Waukegan Youth Wrestling clinched the 91-pound Greco title by pinning Nathan Cummings of Gomez Wrestling Academy 0:52 seconds into their title bout. River also won the state freestyle title this year. Riley Palm of Team Poeta finished third.
Juan Bazaldua of Martinez Fox Valley Elite, a state freestyle champion earlier this year, pinned Eddie Bolivar of Gomez Wrestling Academy to take home the 98-pound Greco championship. Joshua Ramos of Southside Stallions came in third.
Will Lewan of Izzy Style Wrestling was impressive en route to the 105-pound title, as he scored two shutout technical falls, one pinfall and a win by injury. He also earned a state freestyle title earlier this year. Gannon Hughes of Team No Ego Wrestling Club finished second, followed by William Miller of Let Get Weird Wrestling Club.
Fidel Mayora of Izzy Style Wrestling pinned Alex Cramer of Fox Lake Wrestling Club 1:39 into their championship bout to clinch the 112-pound title. Jayden Terronez of Impact Wrestling Club finished third.
Michael Gunther of Let Get Weird Wrestling Club shutout both of his opponents en route to the 120-pound Greco championship. Ivan Vilchis of Geneva Junior Vikings came in second, followed by Matthew Mahalik of Junior Porters Wrestling Club.
Dalton Jensen of TVL Wrestling Club pinned two of his first three opponents to reach the 128-pound finals, where he scored a 13-6 decision over Ameer Abdallah of Greg Gomez Trained Wrestling. Baylor Fernandes of Bolingbrook Junior Raiders finished third.
Samuel Durfey of Alpha Wrestling Academy pinned one opponent and shutout his other to clinch the 136-pounds Greco championship. Earlier this year, he also won the state freestyle title. Cole Martin of Headlock Wrestling Academy came in second, followed by Alexander Valenzona of Izzy Style Wrestling.
Pete Schied of FIT defeated Donovan Corn of Harvey Twisters Wrestling Club twice in the two-person 144-pound weight class. Schied won both matches via 10-0 technical falls to clinch the title.
In the two-person 152-pound weight class, Yousif Salah of Team Overtime pinned Daniel Benoit of FIT in their first match. Benoit bounced back, though, winning their next two bouts to take home the 152-pound Greco title. Benoit clinched the title thanks to a 10-0 technical fall and a 5-3 decision.
Izzy Fox of Evanston School of Wrestling used a 10-0 technical fall and a 14-9 decision to win the 160-pound Greco-Roman championship. Tyler Guerrero of Martinez Fox Valley Elite came in second, and Eric Purvin of Fox Lake Wrestling Club finished third.
Ryan Vedner of Arlington Cardinals Wrestling used a 6-5 decision and a pinfall to earn the 175-pound Greco title. Jacob Kaminski of Martinez Fox Valley Elite finished second, followed by Cory Goetz of Wheaton North Falcons.
Jace Punke of Let Get Weird Wrestling Club won the 190-pound Greco title as the only competitor in the weight class. He also won the state freestyle title earlier this year.
Written by: Adam Littman
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