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Article updated: 2/9/2013 11:47 PM

Marmion sends 7 to state

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Naperville Central's Luke Roth, left, defeats Hinsdale Central's Matt Allen, right, in the 220 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Hinsdale Central's Brian Allen pins Thornwood Fractional's Corinthian McBridge in semifinals of the 285 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional. Allen is currently undefeated at 44-0.

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Sandburg's C.J. Brucki, back, defeats Batavia's Jon Wagner in semifinals of the 160 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Marmion's Nick Ferraro, right, wrestles Downers Grove South's Alex Anaya, left, during the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Sandburg's John Pellegrino, left, defeats Hinsdale Central's Juwan Edmund, right, in semifinals of the 138 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Marmion's Cody Snodgrass, left, battles Sandburg's Ricky Robertson, right, in semifinals of the 195 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Batavia's Mickey Watson, bottom, ends up defeating Hinsdale Central's Andrew Pyle in the 195 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.

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Metea Valley wrestling coach Claudio Torres spoke for many of his brethren when sizing up the field of the Class 3A Shepard sectional Saturday evening in Palos Heights. "It's like a mini-state tournament," Torres said. "I have seen so many state qualifiers (from past years) get eliminated already. There are ranked wrestlers not getting out (to the individual state tournament this week in Champaign)." Defending team state champion Sandburg was the true measuring stick with 10 qualifiers, and the field included some of the top Catholic schools in the state. Marmion went toe-to-toe with the likes of Marist, St. Rita -- its team-sectional dual-meet foe a week from Tuesday at Hinsdale South -- and Mt. Carmel to lead the area programs with seven state qualifiers.
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    • Naperville Central’s Luke Roth, left, defeats Hinsdale Central’s Matt Allen, right, in the 220 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
    • Hinsdale Central’s Brian Allen pins Thornwood Fractional’s Corinthian McBridge in semifinals of the 285 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional. Allen is currently undefeated at 44-0.
    • Sandburg’s C.J. Brucki, back, defeats Batavia’s Jon Wagner in semifinals of the 160 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
    • Marmion’s Nick Ferraro, right, wrestles Downers Grove South’s Alex Anaya, left, during the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
    • Sandburg’s John Pellegrino, left, defeats Hinsdale Central’s Juwan Edmund, right, in semifinals of the 138 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
    • Marmion’s Cody Snodgrass, left, battles Sandburg’s Ricky Robertson, right, in semifinals of the 195 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
    • Batavia’s Mickey Watson, bottom, ends up defeating Hinsdale Central’s Andrew Pyle in the 195 pound class of the Shepard Class 3A Wrestling Sectional.
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