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Glenbard North snares 13th straight regional title

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Bartlett's Sal Annoreno wrestles Wheaton North's Sean Murray during the 138-pound IHSA regional wrestling match for first place at Glenbard North Saturday. Annoreno, a defending state champion, won the match.

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South Elgin's Cory Pych wrestles Wheaton North's Jacob Bretz during the 126-pound IHSA regional wrestling match for third place at Glenbard North Saturday. Pych won the match.

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Elgin's Jeffery Morrow takes on Wheaton North's Bryce Thurston during the 106 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. Morrow won the match.

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Bartlett's Sal Annoreno wrestles Wheaton North's Sean Murray during the 138 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for first place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013.

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St. Charles East's Jake Mende wrestles St. Charles North's Kevin Deisher during the 138 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. Mende won the match.

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Elgin's Jeffery Morrow takes on Wheaton North's Bryce Thurston during the 106 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. Morrow won the match.

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Elgin's Tyler VonEssen wrestles Wheaton North's Dylan Thurston during the 120 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for Third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. VonEssen won the match.

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St. Charles East's Isaiah Vela wrestles Glenbard North's Johnny Gosinski during the 132 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for first place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. Gosinski won the match.

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Elgin's Tyler VonEssen wrestles Wheaton North's Dylan Thurston during the 120 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for Third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. VonEssen won the match.

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St. Charles East's Ryan Rubino takes on Glenbard North's Patrick Augustyn during the 106 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for first place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013.

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Elgin's Tyler VonEssen wrestles Wheaton North's Dylan Thurston during the 120 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for Third place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. VonEssen won the match.

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Wheaton North's Kegan Calkins wrestles Elgin's Zachary McCollough during the 113 pound IHSA Regional wrestling match for first place at Glenbard North Saturday February 2, 2013. Calkins won the match.

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Toughness matters in wrestling, which partly explains why host Glenbard North secured its 13th straight regional title Saturday and advanced 10 individuals to next week's Class 3A sectional. Seven Panthers competed in championship matches Saturday afternoon. Six wrestled their way to individual titles, thereby lifting Glenbard North (222 points) to the team title ahead of Wheaton North (183.5) and St. Charles East (174.5). "I thought we wrestled pretty tough," Glenbard North coach Mark Hahn said. "We wanted the whole team to contribute points and we needed everybody -- even if they weren't seeded as well -- to score points and everybody did. We knew it would be really close with St. Charles (East) and Wheaton North. We knew it would be a battle and I thought we stepped up."
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