Preview: Week of 2/1/2016
It's Regional Week!!!! The beginning of the end of the season. After a week off, and with our lineup back to full strength, Lockport looks to capture another regional title this Saturday, February 6th. We're hosting the tournament, so come support our wrestlers! Session I begins at 9:00am with Session II scheduled for 2:00pm.
Recap of Our Week
Varsity had the week off, but JV didn't! This past weekend was the JV Conference tournament. Lockport finished with 203 points, edging out Lincoln-Way West (202) for 2nd place. Sandburg won the team title, with 251.5 points.
Individually, the Porters were led by Matt Ramos (106) and Chris McMurtry (126), each capturing championships. McMurtry won several close matches, while Ramos continued where he left off filling in on varsity, pinning his way through the tournament (Matt has won over 10 consecutive matches by pinfall at this point).
Finishing in second place for Lockport were Sal Farbo (113) and Tyler Krestel (132). Third place finishes include Amer Shafiq (138), Duncan Sawyer (145), and Ethan Maurella (220)
Lockport had a pair of wrestlers take 5th place as well - Jake D'Angelo (120) and Jack Mladic (182). Eli Metzger (100) finished 6th, Demitri Hernandez (152) finished 7th, and Kevin Giroux (160) finished in 8th, rounding out the placers.
Jameson Oster (Northwestern University): Oster, returning to the lineup 4 weeks after suffering an injury at the Midlands, picked up an 8-6 decision over Michigan State's Javier Gasca.
Brad Johnson (University of Oklahoma): Johnson went 0-1 this week, losing by 9-0 major decision to former national champion and current #2 J'Den Cox of the University of Missouri.
Shaun'Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois University): McMurtry went 0-1 this week as well, losing by a 10-3 decision to Eastern Michigan's Dakota Juarez.