Friday night, Lockport hosted Homewood-Flossmoor at Central Campus. Taking place under the spotlight, the meet was originally slated to be Senior Night, but a rash of injuries and illness caused that recognition to be postponed to a later date. The wrestlers who were still able to roll around came out and dominated, winning the first twelve matches of the dual en route to a 68-12 victory.
Quick note: This is rare, so savor it - I'm admitting that I made a mistake. I omitted Zach Reese's results from the summary of the Ron Sauer Duals last weekend. I've gone and fixed it, but I'm owning up to this one. Zach went 4-1 including a fall and a major decision. Apologies, Reese!
Lockport came out hard and dominated the dual, winning the first twelve matches of the dual. Not a single match in the dual, for Lockport or HF, was won by a decision. Matt Ramos (106), Anthony Molton (113), James Pierandozzi (120), and, in his high school Varsity debut, Jake D'Angelo (126) all recorded falls, giving Lockport a 24-0 lead off the bat.
The first non-fall of the dual came at 132, when senior Abdullah Assaf picked up a 21-6 technical fall in his season debut. Brandon Ramos picked up yet another quick fall at 138, and Baylor Fernandes racked up the points en route to a tech fall at 145. Zach Reese added a fall at 152, and Trevell Timmons picked up the only match not to end in a fall or tech fall, earning a 14-5 major decision at 160.
The Porters added three more wins, with Nick Dado (170) earning a fall, and Payton Fernandes (182) notching another fall on the season and maintaining his team lead, while Yousif Salah received a forfeit at 195. Closing out the dual, HF recorded falls over Dan Stojsavljevic at 220 and at 285 in Zac Czyz's varsity debut.
These ones are already up and done! (Missouri has been a pain, I swear I'm working on them!) That said, while the spotlight creates an awesome atmosphere for a dual, the very-yellow light makes for some absolutely awful lighting for action photography. Even asking a professional friend for help, there were lots of blurs. (When I asked her how to get clear action shots, she said "Good luck, that's borderline impossible.")
In any case, click here for photos.
106: Matt Ramos LTHS fall Briscoe Watson HF, 5:38 / 6-0
113: Anthony Molton LTHS fall Elijah Smith HF, 2:53 / 12-0
120: James Pierandozzi LTHS fall Justin Johnson HF, 2:45 / 18-0
126: Jake D'Angelo LTHS fall Elyjah Parker HF, 3:42 / 24-0
132: Abdullah Assaf LTHS tech fall Taylor Oliver HF, 21-6/ 29-0
138: Brandon Ramos LTHS fall Justin Cosby HF, 0:33 / 35-0
145: Baylor Fernandes LTHS tech fall Tyson Pitts HF, 16-1 / 40-0
152: Zach Reese LTHS fall Tristan Kalas HF, 1:13 / 46-0
160: Trevell Timmons LTHS maj. dec. Eric Smith HF, 14-5 / 50-0
170: Nick Dado LTHS fall Christian Snowden HF, 3:55 / 56-0
182: Payton Fernandes LTHS fall Kareem Cooper HF, 1:36 / 62-0
195: Yousif Salah LTHS forfeit HF / 68-0
220: Jeff Griffin HF fall Dan Stojsavljevic LTHS, 2:51 / 68-6
285: Brandon Aviles HF fall Zac Czyz LTHS, 1:13 / 68-12