WEEK 7 PREVIEW
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22: HOME vs. DEKALB: DeKalb is under the direction of former high school standout Sam Hiatt, who was DeKalb's first 4x State Placer upon graduating in 2002, capping his own career off with a state championship. Now, in his first year as head coach of his former high school, he looks to capitalize on the potential at DeKalb - their IESA programs, combined this year, have been some of the best teams for several years, but that success hasn't translated to high school yet. DeKalb has one ranked wrestler - Fabian Lopez, a freshman who is ranked 12th at 120 at the moment. Lopez has denied two current Lockport wrestlers from winning youth state titles in consecutive seasons; he defeated Matt Kronsbein in the IESA finals in 2015, and then over James Pierandozzi in the IKWF finals in a very close match just last season. Look for a potential rematch of the latter this week! This dual starts at 5:30pm at East Campus.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23: HOME vs. STAGG: This dual will be Senior Night!!!! Taking place at the East Campus gym at 4:30pm, please come out and join us for this rescheduled honoring of this year's large group of senior wrestlers. Note that this dual does start earlier - lower levels begin at 4:30pm. Keep your eyes posted for details on the estimated start times for the senior night ceremony later this week. (Updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter). We have a lot of seniors and will be trying to get as many of them into the varsity lineup as possible - show them your support!
Also, please take note: Tuesday and Wednesday practices will be at 1:00pm, right after finals! Please, plan accordingly!
WEEK 6 RECAP
Varsity pushed their overall record to 18-0 following three dual meet victories this week. On Tuesday, #2 Lockport defeated #5 Lincoln-Way West, 40-19, at their annual "Singlets on the Stage" event. Our wrestlers were able to entrances with walkout music and all, and face tough competition. Two days later we traveled to #9 Sandburg, where the Porters pulled out a 43-22 victory, even while wrestling at a level what would best be described as "flat.". Lockport bounced back on Saturday, however, putting up 69 points en route to a 69-6 thumping over Fremd High School.
Very, very quiet weekend for the lower levels - nothing to report here.
Quiet week, but a good one for the alumni!
Brad Johnson (University of Oklahoma): In the lone alumni action of the week, Brad Johnson took the mat against Cornell's Benjamin Honis on Sunday. Johnson, ranked 15th by Flo and 19th by InterMat, needed a bit of extra time to make it happen, but picked up a 5-3 decision after the first overtime period.