After rolling previous St. Viator in its opening twin meet, host Spherical Lake was going to face a giant problem towards Class 2A energy Lake Forest Saturday afternoon in a triangular meet at Spherical Lake.
However regardless of wrestling the Scouts robust on the decrease weights, the Panthers had no reply for Lake Forest on the higher weights as Spherical Lake misplaced 53-14 to shut out the day of competitors.
The meet was initially scheduled to be a triple-dual meet, however Johnsburg canceled to due the inclement climate situations within the surrounding space.
Lake Forest (15-Three) opened the day with a lopsided 75-6 victory over short-handed St. Viator (11-Eight) within the first spherical earlier than the Panthers (12-12) toppled the Lions by a remaining rating of 68-12 within the second meet of the morning session.
Beginning the twin meet towards the Scouts at 113 kilos, Spherical Lake senior Jonathon Cermano posted a 25-10 technical fall at 120 kilos to chop the Scouts’ result in 6-5.
Spherical Lake’s Alex Ros dropped a 6-Four resolution at 126 earlier than 132-pound teammate James Payments captured a 7-Three resolution to maintain the Panthers inside placing distance at Eight-6 early on.
However that match could be the top of the highway for the Panthers as Lake Forest rolled off a surprising streak of 9 straight victories from 138 to 285 to take a commanding 53-Eight lead with just one bout left.
Among the many losses was Spherical Lake 145-pound senior Ender Kongkaeow (25-Four), who dropped a troublesome Four-Three resolution to Lake Forest standout Bennett Duggan (20-2).
“It was a very shut match. I’ve loads of respect for that child, and I knew it was going to be a troublesome match,” stated Kongkaeow. “So long as I can keep targeted and wholesome (reaching state) is the plan.”
In his first match again from harm in six weeks, Spherical Lake senior Brandon Cohen (9-Four at 106) pinned his opponent in 2:39 to account for the ultimate rating.
“Lake Forest is absolutely good, and (Lake Forest coach Matt) Fiordorosa has carried out an amazing job with these guys and he is gotten them to purchase in,” stated Spherical Lake coach Mike Hruska. “Ender has to learn the way to beat a child of that caliber (Duggan) if he needs to get to state, and people are two evenly-matched guys.”
Fiordorosa is a product of the Grant wrestling program, who was a four-time state qualifier, and a state runner-up in 2002.
“This was a little bit little bit of redemption for us at present as a result of loads of our guys bought upset on the Glenbrook South event by Spherical Lake guys,” stated Fiordorosa. “Spherical Lake is a troublesome workforce with some scrappy youngsters, however I believed we dealt with the adversity very well at present.”
St. Viator was led by 182-pound senior Nick Demunno (23-Four) with two victories, together with a first-period pin towards No. 6-ranked Chase Waggoner of Lake Forest. Demunno missed a shot on the state meet final 12 months as a result of a shoulder harm.
“Nick did very effectively, he wrestled in nice place, and he simply went after it,” stated St. Viator coach Jason Churak, whose workforce needed to forfeit six matches. “He caught Waggoner in a head lock and he put him away.”
St. Viator junior Gaetano Console dropped two robust matches at 145 to fall to 19-6 on the 2019-20 season.
“It was a troublesome day at present, I had a child at 3A and 2A that had been each honorable point out (all-state), however I did not wrestle my greatest,” Console stated. “As a workforce I feel we are able to enhance so much, and now we have loads of new youngsters this season.”