Week 5 Preview
This is another jam-packed week for the Porters; particularly the end of the week. Here's a quick rundown of what the Varsity team has in store this week:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 09: SENIOR NIGHT @ CENTRAL CAMPUS. Yes, this is rather early - but our only other home duals are over Winter Break, so this is the best night. Plus, it takes place at Central, where everyone loves to wrestle most. Please take note - this dual is taking place at CENTRAL Campus. Also, L-Town (student section) is doing a blackout theme for this one - feel free to join them!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: HOME QUAD @ CENTRAL CAMPUS: In what used to be a mega-dual, Lockport downsized this event to a regular dual this weekend. Lyons, Hononegah, and Wheaton North will be making the trip to Central Campus. Lockport posted a 2-1 record at this dual last year, beating Wheaton North and Hononegah, but coming up short against Lyons. The team will not be at full strength, but they'll look to avenge that loss this weekend.
At the lower levels, there is more action to be had. All lower levels will be competing at Lincoln-Way West on THURSDAY, DEC 08 (Varsity has a special dual on the LWW Auditorium Stage next Tuesday - stay tuned for more info there). All levels will also be competing on Friday in the conference dual against HF as well. On Saturday, different teams are off to different events. Sophomores are up at Wheaton North at the Falcon Invite, while the Freshman will be at Richards for the Richards Invite.
Week 4 Recap
This week was a great week for the varsity, who posted an 8-0 record for the week. Thursday, the varsity team defeated Bolingbrook by a score of 54-19. You can click here to read more about that. Friday and Saturday, the Porters were in Missouri, where they came home with a first place plaque from the Fox High School "Ron Sauer" Dual Team Tournament - the first championship in four trips to that tournament for Lockport. Click here for the recap from that.
JV made the trip to the Hinsdale Central JV Invite on Saturday, where they came home with a team title. Champions include Mikey Kaminski, James Sako, Jake D'Angelo, Garrett Golob, and Bo Hamlin. Matt Mahalik, Chris Walus, Ryan Shenk, and Brandon Baker came away in second place, while Ethan Drong took third.
Brad Johnson (University of Oklahoma): Brad's last home Bedlam (Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State) happened on Friday, where Brad squared off with Oklahoma State's Preston Weigel - ranked 4th by FloWrestling and 5th by InterMat. Johnson was unable to put up points, but did keep it competitive, dropping a 4-0 decision to the highly ranked wrestler.
Shaun'Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois University): Qae was in competition for the Huskies on Tuesday against Old Dominion. He bumped up to 174, but lost a 3-1 decision on a takedown late in the third period.
Tyler Johnson (North Carolina State University): TJ spent this Saturday competing at the Journeyman Tussle, a round-robin style individual tournament. TJ won his pool, going 3-0 on the day.
Shayne Oster (Northwestern University): Oster was in competition Friday when Northwestern squared off against North Dakota State University, but dropped an 11-5 decision to Mitchell Friedman.
Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State University): Vince took the mat on Saturday at the UNI Open, and walked away with 3rd place. After a fall in the Quarterfinals, Dietz took the mat against a fellow named "J'Den Cox." He's a pretty big deal, I suppose. It didn't go well for Dietz, but he did make it to the second period... In any case, Dietz rallied with a tech fall and a major decision to take home the bronze.
Dan Radcliffe (Central College): Dan competed at the MSOE Open this weekend, walking away with 2nd place. The result is a bit deceiving, however - Radcliffe was set to square off with a teammate in the finals, so they double-forfeited and both walked away with a silver medal. Prior to that, Radcliffe had rattled off three wins, including a pin and a major decision.
Chris Murino (Central College): Chris also competed at the MSOE open, where he posted one win and two losses. His lone win came via fall in the second, while one of the two losses was a tight 3-1 decision.