Preview: Week of 1/18/2016

This week is all about the SWSC tournament, which takes place on Friday and Saturday at Stagg HS.  Wrestling starts Friday at 6:00pm and Saturday at 9:00am.  Pre-seeds for the tournament should be released later this week.  Sandburg is the heavy team favorite, while we're generally considered the heavy favorite to finish in second place, although some continuing lineup adjustments may make this more challenging.  Either way, Lockport expects great things this weekend - our last competition until our regional on February 6th.

Recap of Our Week

Varsity had as successful of a week as could be hoped for, especially missing roughly half the starters (starters = expected regional lineup),  On the week, we managed to post a 4-1 record.  Thursday, we beat Joliet Central.  Friday, we lost to (then) top-ranked Sandburg.  Saturday, we went 3-0 at our home mega dual, defeating Neuqua Valley, #9 Glenbard North, and Metea Valley.

Joliet Central Recap
Sandburg Recap
Mega Dual Recap

The Freshman squad finished up their season this weekend.  The team won every individual tournament it was entered in, as well as went 17-1 in dual competition.  Its sole loss came to GBN, which it avenged at GBN's own dual-team tournament this past weekend.  Heading into the final two matches down 29-23, the Porters scored a major decision and a fall to win the dual 30-29, win the tournament, and avenge their sole loss.

Alumni Recap

Brad Johnson (University of Oklahoma): 1-1 this week  Johnson beat Bucknell's Tyler Greene, 8-4, but also lost by major decision to #7 Jacob Smith of West Virginia, 13-4.

Shaun'Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois University): 1-1 on the week  McMurtry picked up a 9-4 decision over Dan Smith of The Citadel.  Against SIUE, McMurtry lost a 12-2 major decision to Nate Higgins.

Brian Rossi (Stanford University): 1-0 on the week, scoring a forfeit victory over Duke in their dual.

Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State University): 0-1, dropping an 11-7 decision to Jordan Collins of The University of Indianapolis.

Chris Murino (Central College): 0-2 at Cornell's Matman Invitational, losing two matches by fall at 285 pounds.

Eddie Ginnan (Central College): 1-2 on the week, also competing at Cornell's Matman Invitational. Gin an lost by fall, won by tech fall, but was eliminated with a loss by tech fall in the wrestlebacks.