Images: Friday's IHSA individual state wrestling tournament

 
 
Updated 2/16/2019 12:20 AM
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Photo highlights from Friday's IHSA individual state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Vernon Hills' Casey Wood is controlled by Simeon's Matthew Black in the Class 2A 195-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Vernon Hills' Casey Wood is controlled by Simeon's Matthew Black in the Class 2A 195-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carbondale's Aron Taylor is controlled by Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Carbondale's Aron Taylor is controlled by Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Burlington Central's Nick Termini tells his coach "One more," after defeating Rantoul's Peter McCusker in the Class 2A 145-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Burlington Central's Nick Termini tells his coach "One more," after defeating Rantoul's Peter McCusker in the Class 2A 145-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Grayslake North's Adam Blonski Jr. is controlled by Nazareth Academy's Alex Carrillo in the Class 2A 152-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Grayslake North's Adam Blonski Jr. is controlled by Nazareth Academy's Alex Carrillo in the Class 2A 152-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin celebrates his win against Libertyville's Michael Gunther in the Class 3A 138-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin celebrates his win against Libertyville's Michael Gunther in the Class 3A 138-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Aurora Christian's Julian Jaimes gets cross-faced by Mt. Carmel's Ryan Johnson in the Class 1A 182-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Aurora Christian's Julian Jaimes gets cross-faced by Mt. Carmel's Ryan Johnson in the Class 1A 182-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Vernon Hills' Faheem Mannan wrestles Triad's Collin North in the Class 2A 220-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Vernon Hills' Faheem Mannan wrestles Triad's Collin North in the Class 2A 220-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Naperville Central's Tyler Driessens fights with Andrew's Luc Valdez in the Class 3A 113-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Naperville Central's Tyler Driessens fights with Andrew's Luc Valdez in the Class 3A 113-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Marmion Academy's Diego Sotelo is tossed by Moline's Charlie Farmer in the Class 3A 106-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Marmion Academy's Diego Sotelo is tossed by Moline's Charlie Farmer in the Class 3A 106-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Antioch's Alex Barbarise controls Glenwood's Garrett Chrisman in the Class 2A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Antioch's Alex Barbarise controls Glenwood's Garrett Chrisman in the Class 2A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Huntley's Sam Spencer holds Barrington's Cael Dyer in the Class 3A 126-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Huntley's Sam Spencer holds Barrington's Cael Dyer in the Class 3A 126-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Marmion Academy's Michael Jaffe and Lockport's Matt Ramos look to the referee in the Class 3A 120-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Marmion Academy's Michael Jaffe and Lockport's Matt Ramos look to the referee in the Class 3A 120-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley's Bryce Boumans and Jacobs' Jake Harrier compete in the Class 3A 132-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Neuqua Valley's Bryce Boumans and Jacobs' Jake Harrier compete in the Class 3A 132-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Glenbard North's Anthony Pennington and Moline's Deanthony Parker in the Class 3A 170-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Glenbard North's Anthony Pennington and Moline's Deanthony Parker in the Class 3A 170-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Montini's Dylan Ragusin tries to escape the advance of Lockport's Anthony Molton in the Class 3A 132-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Montini's Dylan Ragusin tries to escape the advance of Lockport's Anthony Molton in the Class 3A 132-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Warren's Joel Vandervere celebrates his win against Marian's Travis Ford-Melton in the Class 3A 126-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Warren's Joel Vandervere celebrates his win against Marian's Travis Ford-Melton in the Class 3A 126-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Warren's Joel Vandervere wrestles against Marian's Travis Ford-Melton in the Class 3A 126-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Warren's Joel Vandervere wrestles against Marian's Travis Ford-Melton in the Class 3A 126-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Michael Gunther reacts between periods of his loss to St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin in the Class 3A 138-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Libertyville's Michael Gunther reacts between periods of his loss to St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin in the Class 3A 138-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carbondale's Aron Taylor is controlled by Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Carbondale's Aron Taylor is controlled by Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Antioch's Michael Volkmar reacts during his Class 2A 160-pound semifinal bout against Marian's Dylan Connell at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Antioch's Michael Volkmar reacts during his Class 2A 160-pound semifinal bout against Marian's Dylan Connell at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Warren's Austin Nash and Shepard's Damari Reed tangle in the Class 3A 113-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Warren's Austin Nash and Shepard's Damari Reed tangle in the Class 3A 113-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Grayslake Central's Alex Cramer controls Mascoutah's Caleb Grau from his back in the Class 2A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Grayslake Central's Alex Cramer controls Mascoutah's Caleb Grau from his back in the Class 2A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Crystal Lake South's Christian Olsen celebrates his win against Mt. Zion's Kooper Loehr in the Class 2A 113-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Crystal Lake South's Christian Olsen celebrates his win against Mt. Zion's Kooper Loehr in the Class 2A 113-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Montini's Nick Gonzalez celebrates his win against Marmion Academy's Diego Sotelo in the Class 3A 106-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Montini's Nick Gonzalez celebrates his win against Marmion Academy's Diego Sotelo in the Class 3A 106-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Glenbard North's Ronan Schuelke holds Mt. Carmel's Jordan Blew in the Class 3A 106-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Glenbard North's Ronan Schuelke holds Mt. Carmel's Jordan Blew in the Class 3A 106-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Downers Grove North's Brad Rosen wrestles with Lincoln-Way West's Javen Estrada in the Class 3A 126-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Downers Grove North's Brad Rosen wrestles with Lincoln-Way West's Javen Estrada in the Class 3A 126-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Huntley's David Ferrante twists as he controls Wheaton North's Quinlan Nelson in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Huntley's David Ferrante twists as he controls Wheaton North's Quinlan Nelson in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley's Jacob Boumans and Naperville Central's Jackson Punzel in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Neuqua Valley's Jacob Boumans and Naperville Central's Jackson Punzel in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Warren's Cameron Domke holds Montini's Nain Vasquez in the Class 3A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Warren's Cameron Domke holds Montini's Nain Vasquez in the Class 3A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Maine West's Jacob Billizzi tangles with Mt. Carmel's Nik Mishka in the Class 3A 220-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Maine West's Jacob Billizzi tangles with Mt. Carmel's Nik Mishka in the Class 3A 220-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carbondale's Aron Taylor leaves the mat after losing to Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Carbondale's Aron Taylor leaves the mat after losing to Thornton Fractional North's Bilal Bailey in the Class 2A 152-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles East's Justin Hull takes the force of a collision with Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  St. Charles East's Justin Hull takes the force of a collision with Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles East's Justin Hull is controlled by Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  St. Charles East's Justin Hull is controlled by Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles East's Justin Hull hugs his coaches after defeating Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  St. Charles East's Justin Hull hugs his coaches after defeating Plainfield South's Andrew Bejarano in the Class 3A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Aurora Christian's Noah Villarreal throws Mercer County's Camden Whitenack in the Class 1A 132-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Aurora Christian's Noah Villarreal throws Mercer County's Camden Whitenack in the Class 1A 132-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley's Jacob Boumans is declared the winner over Naperville Central's Jackson Punzel in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Neuqua Valley's Jacob Boumans is declared the winner over Naperville Central's Jackson Punzel in the Class 3A 170-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Glenbard North's Abe Assad controls Yorkville's Nick Stemmet in the Class 3A 182-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Glenbard North's Abe Assad controls Yorkville's Nick Stemmet in the Class 3A 182-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Barrington's Dayven Shinhoster is controlled by Montini's Peter Christensen in the Class 3A 195-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Barrington's Dayven Shinhoster is controlled by Montini's Peter Christensen in the Class 3A 195-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lake Park's Demarco Lee works against Park Ridge Maine South's Sean Kelly in the Class 3A 220-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Lake Park's Demarco Lee works against Park Ridge Maine South's Sean Kelly in the Class 3A 220-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Pinckneyville's Ryder Parson is declared the winner in the Class 1A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Pinckneyville's Ryder Parson is declared the winner in the Class 1A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Harrisburg's Kyle Cavender controls Pontiac's Frank Smith in the Class 1A 132-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Harrisburg's Kyle Cavender controls Pontiac's Frank Smith in the Class 1A 132-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carbondale's Colin Bybee tries to escape Notre Dame's Sean Swinkle in the Class 2A 182-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Carbondale's Colin Bybee tries to escape Notre Dame's Sean Swinkle in the Class 2A 182-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Marion's Gaige Owens struggles with Harvard's Nik Jimenez in the Class 2A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Marion's Gaige Owens struggles with Harvard's Nik Jimenez in the Class 2A 120-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Harrisburg's Kyle Cavender struggles with Auburn's Cam Lee in the Class 1A 138-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Harrisburg's Kyle Cavender struggles with Auburn's Cam Lee in the Class 1A 138-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carbondale's Luke Daly works in the Class 2A 160-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Carbondale's Luke Daly works in the Class 2A 160-pound wrestleback bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Benton's Gabe Craig works on Latham's Adam Maxwell in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Benton's Gabe Craig works on Latham's Adam Maxwell in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Byron's Tyler Elsbury laughs after his win against Lena-Winslow's Ian Kuehl in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Byron's Tyler Elsbury laughs after his win against Lena-Winslow's Ian Kuehl in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Byron's Tyler Elsbury works against Lena-Winslow's Ian Kuehl in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
  Byron's Tyler Elsbury works against Lena-Winslow's Ian Kuehl in the Class 1A 285-pound semifinal bout at the 2019 IHSA wrestling state championships at State Farm Arena at the University of Illinois in Champaign Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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