Dundee-Crown wrestling coach Bob Skillman has been around the D-C program a long time, but even he couldn't remember the last time the Chargers won the Sciacca/Holtfreter Wrestling Tournament at Harvard.
D-C did just that Saturday, scoring 189 points to hold off Antioch and Huntley for the championship of the 16-team, two-day event.
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The Chargers had 11 place winners, led by the 182-pound title from Christian Brunner and second-place finishes from Jeremy Marshall at 285 and Christian Johnson at 220. D-C also had five third-place finishes.
"The kids wrestled great," said Skillman. "We were a little behind (Friday) but today they were outstanding. Overall the kids wrestled well today."
Antioch scored 185.5 points to finish second and Huntley, the defending champion, was third with 180.5.
Brunner (17-2) pinned Joey Greenhill of Round Lake in 2:50 to win his title. Marshall (20-4) fell to Harvard's Aram Freimund in the title match at 285. Johnson was pinned by Antioch's George Bessette in 49 seconds at 220.
Jequan Flynn (132), Amando Gutierrez (145), Elijah Velez (152), Tim Schanmier (160) and Jarrod Rapp (170) all won third-place matches for the Chargers.
"The third-place finishes won it for us," Skillman said.
For Huntley, Chris Graham claimed the 132-pound championship, beat Antioch's Pat Schoenfelder 17-11 in the title match.
Ricky Vigil (2nd, 126), Josh Stenger (3rd, 106), Nick Meyer (3rd, 113) and Brandon Meyer (3rd, 138) also contributed for the Red Raiders.