Illinois & Pennsylvania Two & Three in Prep 25
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Placing a close second in the final ranking is Mount Carmel, in Chicago, IL. Led by four time state champ Joe Williams (160), the Caravans placed seven in the Individual tourney and won the dual meet states over Naubonsie Valley 30-23. Freshman TJ. Williams is on his way to four championships as he won the 135 pound weight class this year and is 35-1.
|FINAL PREP 25 RANKING
|1. Lawton, OK
2. Mount Carmel, Chicago, IL
3. Northampton, PA
4. Minot, ND
5. Jefferson Township, Oak Ridge, NJ
6. Walsh Jesuit, Stow, OH
7. Forest Lake, MN
8. Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana, CA
9. Canon McMillan, Canonsburg, PA
10. Spencerport, NY
11. Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA
13. Mt Anthony Union, Bennington, VT
13. Cedar Falls, IA
14. Southview, Lorain, OH
15. Nazareth, PA
16. Saint Edward, Lakewood, OH
17. Athens, WI
18. Skyview, Billings, MT
19. Longwood, Middle Island, NY
20. Brandon, FL
21. Bristol, RI
22. Bonny Eagle, ME
23. Eldorado, Las Vegas, NV
24. Grandville, MI
25. McEachern, GA
Northampton, PA, finished with a 24-0 dual record and had four placers. The Konkrete Kids had one champion in Mike Tomsic (112).
Minot, ND, won their states by 45 points over second placer Century. They placed 11 and had two champs in Jesse Krebs (145) and senior Darnell Hanenberg (171) was 40-1 this year. For the year, Minot had 400 wins and 151 losses, 168 pins and 862 takedowns.
Topping out the top five is Jefferson Township in New Jersev. They were 17-0 for the year and placed five in the state including champion Jeremy Bailer (140) who will be back next year.
Walsh Jesuit won the Ohio state tourney with only five wrestlers, all placed. Their dual meet record was only 4-3, as they were hit with the flu bug during the season, but seemed to get well just in time for states. Champions Adam Plouse (103) and James Johnson (130) enabled the Warriors to win with 103.5 points to Southview's 89.
Southview also had five placers with Roderick Franklin winning at 160.
Five must have been the number in Ohio because Saint Edward also had five placers including champions Eddie Jayne (119) and Samuel Neider (171).
Forest Lake, MN, won the dual meet championships over Apple Valley 29-26 and had five individual champions in the individual tournament. Ranger champions were Brice Thornburg (130). Jason Davids (135), Troy Marr (145),Justin Hahn (160) and heavyweight Jason DeVries.
Calvary Chapel coached by John Azevedo won their first state title in California crowning one champ and placing three others. Their dual meet mark was 17-1. JuniorDane Valdez (119) won his first state title hoping to repeat next year as is the team.
Canon McMillan, PA, finished third with three placers and a dual meet record of 21¬1-1. Nazareth was fourth in Pennsvlvania with two placers and dual record of 21-2.
Spencerport, NY, ended their dual meet season with a clean record, 13-0 and three placers in a tough New York tournament. Sirrell Gissendanner won at 167 with a 40¬0 record and was also named outstanding wrestler of the tournament.
Longwood placed two in New York, including champion John Lange (145).
Great Bridge, VA, won their state title with 121 points and six placers. The Wildcats also won their dual states. Three champions were Shawn Darnell (103), Mark Strickland (145) and Jason Edmondson (Hwt).
Mount Anthony Union, VT, were 15-0 and won their fifth straight team title with an amazing 287.5 points. Vermont has a total of 14 weights, and they had placers in every one of them, including five champions. Union also won the New England States with two champions. State champions were Rafael Vega (112), three timer Jason Rush (125), D.J. Schaefer (135), David Welch (140) and Brian Coon (160). Vega and Coon also won titles at the New England States.
Cedar Falls, IA, won both the dual meet states and individual tournament. They defeated Dowling 36-18 to win their first dual meet state title and ended the dual season 24-2. Individually, they had six placers Including champions sophomore Tony Weiland (189) 46-0; Zach Geary (125) and Greg Halsor (152),
Cedar Rapids Prairie finished second in the individual tourney with five placers.
Athens, WI, ended the season 14-0 and won the state dual title and in the individual tourney placed nine. Three wrestlers won their second titles: Kraig Underwood (112), Jeremy Brunke (133) and Mike Zinkowich (140), Shawn Ange (160) also won a state championship.
Skvview, MT, did what no team has done in 13 years, they defeated Butte in the state tournament, 202 to 100. They did so with 11 placers including champions Chad Edgar (130), Travis Wnght (171) and Clav Allard Hwt).
Brandon, FL, won their state title by over 45 points with seven placers and only one champ, Dennis Kitko (125). Kitko was also named the outstanding wrestler of the tourney.
Bristol, RI, defeated Coventry by over 23 points to win their state title. Thev placed second in the New England States to Mt Anthony Union's (VT) first place. Bristol finished up the season at 14-2 and placed six in Rhode Island including five champs: Keith Bilotti (112), Brad Oliver (145), Jim McKenna (152) 43-0 and 133-27 over his career and Chris Faris (171). Bristol placed three of these wrestlers in the New England States, With McKenna winning.
Bonny Eagle, ME, won with 125.5 points to Noble's 93.5. Their final dual mark was 24¬0 and placed seven in the state tournament. Several wrestlers won their second title junior Chris Zahares (112), Jason York (140) and Bryan Brunk (145).
Eldorado, NV, went 19-1 and won their state championship with 10 placers. Winning individual titles were Matt Azevedo (103), Adrian Aquino (112) and three time champ Mike Salazar (135).
Grandville, MI, won their dual states and placed six individuals in the state tourney. Mike Glane (125) won his first state title.
McEachern, GA, won with four placers and one champ, sophomore Todd Lambert (125).