Scouting Lake County wrestling individual sectionals

  • Stevenson's Matt Millman, right, controls Barrington's Cold Lehmann during their 195-pound championship bout in the Stevenson wrestling regional last Saturday.

      Stevenson's Matt Millman, right, controls Barrington's Cold Lehmann during their 195-pound championship bout in the Stevenson wrestling regional last Saturday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
By John Bumbales
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 2/13/2020 8:46 PM

CLASS 2A

Deerfield individual sectionalWhen: Friday begins at 4:30 p.m., quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday begins at 10 a.m., semifinals at 11:30 a.m., first- and third-place matches at 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Advancement: top four individuals in each weight class advance to the 83rd annual IHSA state meet at State Farm Center in Champaign Feb. 20-22.

Area qualifiers: 106 -- Antioch freshman Caleb Nobiling (35-3), Crystal Lake South sophomore Amador Castro (26-6), Carmel freshman Nicholas Asllani (3-4); 113 -- Crystal Lake South junior Christian Olsen (24-3), Wauconda junior Jack Sullivan (23-15), Antioch freshman Anthony Streib (30-9), Grayslake North senior Alex Castiglia (27-9), St. Viator freshman Braeden Towle (12-8); 120 -- Antioch senior Alex Barbarise (38-1), Grayslake Central senior Jayson Weidman (28-11), Vernon Hills sophomore Garry Gurevich (32-12); 126 -- Grayslake North senior Jake Jozwiak (27-5), Antioch senior Luke Menzies (27-7), Lakes senior Jayden Terranova (21-9), Cary-Grove senior Colin Suyko (10-5); 132 -- Antioch senior Danny McPherson (32-5), Wauconda sophomore Colin Husko (30-8), Carmel senior Christian Valadez (5-2), Cary-Grove senior Charlie Gruen (31-8); 138 -- Antioch senior Elijah Reyes (24-3), Grayslake North senior Nick Kozanecki (27-12), Fenton senior Jeremiasz Piskorz (17-3); 145 -- Carmel senior Vince Swindell (25-11), Crystal Lake South senior Peyton Timmons (31-4), Grayslake North sophomore Dane Schild (23-16), Fenton junior Daniel Saucedo (24-12); 152 -- Antioch senior Devin Nobiling (31-10), Crystal Lake South sophomore Shane Moran (21-3), St. Viator junior Gaetano Console (28-11), Fenton senior Daniel Ramirez (25-5), Grayslake Central freshman Aaron Cramer (22-13); 160 -- Vernon Hills sophomore Jake Psaaras (23-11), Cary-Grove senior Brad Peters (27-9), Fenton senior Kevin Guevara (20-13), Antioch junior Gavin Calbrese (14-13); 170 -- Lakes senior Kurtis Smith (34-7), Grayslake Central junior Joey Jens (35-5), Crystal Lake South junior K.T. Sivertsen (20-16), Fenton junior Jalen Williams (18-14); 182 -- Grayslake Central junior Adrien Cramer (32-1), Antioch junior Chad Cowart (29-13), St. Viator senior Nick Demunno (31-9), Cary-Grove senior Isaac Rands (22-8), Fenton senior Ricardo Saucedo (24-13), Wauconda junior Hunter Thompson (16-17); 195 -- Antioch senior Niall Schoenfelder (37-2), Wauconda sophomore Matt Merevick (18-15); 220 -- Grayslake Central junior Jake Lester (29-6), Vernon Hills junior Vito Accettura (23-6), Carmel senior Jonathan Lopez (22-7), St. Viator senior Ryan McGuire (24-9), Cary-Grove junior Joe Swanson (27-10); 285 -- Lakes senior Isaiah Perrin (33-11), Antioch junior Max Ness (23-12), Fenton junior Quinn Wilcoxen (27-7), Cary-Grove senior Ryan Beeksma (25-11)

Outlook: With seven individuals winning regional titles at Grayslake Central, Antioch could have numerous individuals heading to the state meet. But the new individual sectional venue this year at No. 5-ranked host school Deerfield will be anything but a cakewalk for the Sequoits as No. 1-ranked Marian Central is expected to be a dominant force at just about every weight class. No. 1-ranked Cramer is trying to follow in his older brother Alex's footsteps by winning a state title in his junior year. Cramer will join Alex on the Old Dominion wrestling team for the 2021-22 season. Top-ranked Olsen will be gunning for back-to-back state crowns for Crystal Lake South, while Schoenfelder, Barbarise, Reyes and McPherson are gearing up for a state-medal push. Antioch set a school record last year with seven individual state qualifiers, and that was without the injured Schoenfelder in its lineup. The Sequoits are poised to make their sixth trip to the Elite Eight team tourney since 2010 as they are heavily favored to beat host Fenton in the dual-team sectional on Feb. 25. Jens won a state medal as a freshman, while Gruen, Swanson, Timmons, Swindell, Ramirez, Moran, Smith and Rands are all contenders to win a state medal in 2020.

CLASS 3A

Barrington individual sectionalWhen: Friday begins at 4:30 p.m., quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday begins at 9 a.m., semifinals at 10:30 a.m., first- and third-place matches at 3 p.m.

Advancement: top four individuals in each weight class advance to the 83rd annual IHSA state meet at State Farm Center in Champaign Feb. 20-22.

Area qualifiers: 106 -- Libertyville sophomore Caelan Riley (36-4), Stevenson junior Alex Swidler (22-16), Grant sophomore Sean Rogan (15-16); 113 -- Stevenson freshman Lorenzo Frezza (33-4), Grant junior Nolan Florez (19-16), Libertyville sophomore Trevor Jean (17-13); 120 -- Stevenson sophomore Cole Rhemrev (33-5), Lake Zurich senior Logan Neurauter (33-7), Mundelein freshman Ben Albavera (23-9), Round Lake senior Jonathan Cermeno (25-17); 126 -- Lake Zurich freshman Scott Busse (24-13), Libertyville junior Loren Semier (5-9), Mundelein junior David Huerta (13-13); 132 -- Warren senior Cam Domke (34-3), Grant sophomore Justin Warmowski (28-10), Stevenson junior Kei Yamato (30-11), Round Lake junior Jesse Aldana (22-7), Lake Zurich senior Vinny Pasquesi (15-12); 138 -- Warren junior Joel Vandervere (26-1), Libertyville senior Danny Pucino (32-3), Lake Zurich junior George Gonzalez (23-10), Stevenson senior Ethan Klondar (17-16); 145 -- Ender Kongkaeow (34-8), Warren senior Gino Ortiz (20-11); 152 -- Libertyville senior E'lan Heard (23-1), Warren junior Isaiah Parker (25-10); 160 -- Libertyville sophomore Josh Knudten (29-12), Grant senior Dylan Rinkenberger (33-10); 170 -- Libertyville junior Chase Baczek (36-7), Stevenson sophomore Jacob Whiting (23-19), Lake Zurich sophomore Dan Hull (13-9); 182 -- Grant senior Ethan Geist (30-6), Lake Zurich senior Joey Mrazek (35-4), Mundelein junior Rudy Osornio (31-9), Warren junior Zach Dabney (26-9); 195 -- Grant senior Justin Brown (31-4), Stevenson senior Matt Millman (10-3), Libertyville junior Adam Pressley (25-17), Warren senior Armando Barrandey (27-15); 220 -- Libertyville senior Jordan Smith (29-9), Mundelein senior Efren Mendez (20-13), Warren junior Faris Abdallah (11-8); 285 -- Mundelein senior Jason Guadarrama (37-2), Lake Zurich junior Alan Pantoja (20-4), Stevenson junior Keegan Houlihan (28-7), Libertyville freshman Caleb Christensen (25-17)

Outlook: After a one-week hiatus due to an injury to Pucino in the regional semifinals, the much-anticipated third match of the season between No. 2-ranked Pucino and top-ranked Vandervere could take place Saturday in the 138-pound final. Top-ranked Heard was impressive in winning a regional title for Libertyville, and his only loss this season was to Joliet Catholic two-time Class 2A state champion D.J. Hamiti. Domke, Riley, Frezza, Baczek, Geist, Mrazek and Brown are all among state-ranked wrestlers hoping to continue their quest to make it onto the podium for a medal at state next weekend.

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