Summary

Friday night and Saturday, Lockport took place in the first ever SWSC Open (you read that correctly, more on it in a bit).  With seven individual champions and twelve of fourteen wrestlers placing in the top five at their weight class, Lockport cruised to the team title with 290 points, well past Sandburg, who finished in second place with 217.5 points.

This was the first year for the SWSC Open - kind of.  The tournament has existed for years as the Southwest Suburban Conference Tournament, but given the departure of the Joliet Township High Schools from the conference at the end of last year, their inclusion renders this tournament as no longer a "pure" conference tournament.  Directors have said they hope to add more quality teams in the upcoming years.

For all intents and purposes, however, this was the individual conference tournament, with two bonus teams.  Lockport had a dominating performance, picking up half of the individual titles.  Matt Ramos (106), Abdullah Assaf (132) Brandon Ramos (138), Baylor Fernandes (145), Trevell Timmons (160), Nick Dado (170), and Payton Fernandes (182) all came away with individual championships.  Anthony Molton (113) was also a finalist, but took 2nd after dropping a close 2-0 decision to Domenic Zaccone of Stagg, in the only match of the tournament for Lockport featuring ranked wrestlers going head to head.

Lockport had strong showings from others as well.  James Pierandozzi bounced back from a 6-2 semifinal loss to 2nd ranked Robbie Precin of Andrew to take 3rd at 120.  Yousif Salah also finished 3rd at 195, as did Ronald Tucker at 285, who fell in the semifinals to Sandburg's 11th ranked Malik Scates by a 2-1 score - the difference maker being a very questionable fleeing the mat call.  Finishing in 4th place for Lockport was Brendan Ramsey (126) who lost 3-1 in OT in a rematch of his quarterfinal bout, which Ramsey had won.  John Pacetti (152) also took the mat in the final round, but lost a back and forth 8-7 bout and finished in 6th place.

Recap.  Click here for the direct link to the tournament homepage on TrackWrestling.  Individual match results below the podium shots for those who don't want to click.

Photos

Tournament photos can be found on the photo website, and you can even buy them!  The SWSC Open, in particular, can be found here.  Enjoy the slideshow of podium shots below.

 

Individual Results (via TrackWrestling)

2016-17 SWSC Varsity Wrestling Tourn. Results for Lockport (Twp.)

106 - Matt Ramos (33-4) placed 1st and scored 29.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Matt Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Matt Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by fall over Luke Valentine (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 10-27 (Fall 1:40)
    Semifinal - Matt Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by fall over Garret Geigner (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 26-11 (Fall 3:56)
    1st Place Match - Matt Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by major decision over Luc Valdez (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 32-5 (MD 13-4)

113 - Anthony Molton (30-7) placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Molton (Lockport (Twp.)) 30-7 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Anthony Molton (Lockport (Twp.)) 30-7 won by tech fall over Michael Robertson (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 14-9 (TF-1.5 6:00 (22-7))
    Semifinal - Anthony Molton (Lockport (Twp.)) 30-7 won by decision over Sam Wojcik (Orland Park (Sandburg)) 27-16 (Dec 6-0)
    1st Place Match - Domenic Zaccone (Palos Hills (Stagg)) 33-0 won by decision over Anthony Molton (Lockport (Twp.)) 30-7 (Dec 2-0)

120 - James Pierandozzi (29-10) placed 3rd and scored 17.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - James Pierandozzi (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-10 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - James Pierandozzi (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-10 won by major decision over Chris Kennedy (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 23-12 (MD 13-3)
    Semifinal - Robbie Precin (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 35-1 won by decision over James Pierandozzi (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-10 (Dec 6-2)
    Cons. Semi - James Pierandozzi (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-10 won by tech fall over Justin Johnson-Sparks (Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)) 19-17 (TF-1.5 3:15 (17-2))
    3rd Place Match - James Pierandozzi (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-10 won by decision over Chris Kennedy (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 23-12 (Dec 9-3)

126 - Brendan Ramsey (14-12) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Ramsey (Lockport (Twp.)) 14-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Brendan Ramsey (Lockport (Twp.)) 14-12 won by decision over Liam Meagher (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 27-13 (Dec 7-3)
    Semifinal - Dylan Burnoski (Bolingbrook) 27-0 won by major decision over Brendan Ramsey (Lockport (Twp.)) 14-12 (MD 15-3)
    Cons. Semi - Brendan Ramsey (Lockport (Twp.)) 14-12 won by decision over Luke Gardner (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 8-4 (Dec 3-2)
    3rd Place Match - Liam Meagher (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 27-13 won in sudden victory - 1 over Brendan Ramsey (Lockport (Twp.)) 14-12 (SV-1 3-1)

132 - Abdullah Assaf (19-2) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Abdullah Assaf (Lockport (Twp.)) 19-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Abdullah Assaf (Lockport (Twp.)) 19-2 won by fall over Marco Paramo (Joliet (West)) 12-16 (Fall 2:37)
    Semifinal - Abdullah Assaf (Lockport (Twp.)) 19-2 won by major decision over Ben Kirby (Orland Park (Sandburg)) 21-11 (MD 20-8)
    1st Place Match - Abdullah Assaf (Lockport (Twp.)) 19-2 won by decision over Jason Stokes (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 30-9 (Dec 10-3)

138 - Brandon Ramos (27-5) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-5 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Brandon Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-5 won by major decision over Tommy Criscione (Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)) 13-17 (MD 13-2)
    Semifinal - Brandon Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-5 won by fall over Iannantone Rocco (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 24-12 (Fall 2:21)
    1st Place Match - Brandon Ramos (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-5 won by decision over Jeremy Pullen (Joliet (West)) 27-10 (Dec 3-1)

145 - Baylor Fernandes (28-7) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Baylor Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 28-7 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Baylor Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 28-7 won by tech fall over Erick Martinez (Joliet (Central)) 5-15 (TF-1.5 0:59 (15-0))
    Semifinal - Baylor Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 28-7 won by major decision over Anthony Eatinger (Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)) 27-12 (MD 14-4)
    1st Place Match - Baylor Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 28-7 won by fall over Joey Schloegel (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 28-7 (Fall 2:20)

152 - John Pacetti (5-5) placed 6th and scored 11.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 won by fall over Andre Young (Orland Park (Sandburg)) 5-4 (Fall 5:20)
    Quarterfinal - Ahmad Suleiman (Palos Hills (Stagg)) 28-7 won by fall over John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 (Fall 1:58)
    Cons. Round 2 - John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 won by fall over Pat Blayney (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 9-15 (Fall 2:00)
    Cons. Round 3 - John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 won by decision over Santos Gonzalez (Joliet (Central)) 8-9 (Dec 6-5)
    Cons. Semi - Jamari Brown (Dolton (Thornridge)) 21-3 won by decision over John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 (Dec 17-10)
    5th Place Match - Andre Young (Orland Park (Sandburg)) 5-4 won by decision over John Pacetti (Lockport (Twp.)) 5-5 (Dec 8-7)

160 - Trevell Timmons (27-4) placed 1st and scored 27.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Trevell Timmons (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-4 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Trevell Timmons (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-4 won by fall over Adam Aguirre (Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)) 18-17 (Fall 0:53)
    Semifinal - Trevell Timmons (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-4 won by tech fall over Eric Smith (Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)) 21-14 (TF-1.5 2:50 (17-2))
    1st Place Match - Trevell Timmons (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-4 won by decision over Josh Bohne (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 24-8 (Dec 8-4)

170 - Nicholas Dado (27-6) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Dado (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-6 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Nicholas Dado (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-6 won by major decision over Mario Bost (Harvey (Thorton)) 13-4 (MD 9-1)
    Semifinal - Nicholas Dado (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-6 won by decision over JP Migawa (Tinley Park (Andrew)) 31-8 (Dec 7-2)
    1st Place Match - Nicholas Dado (Lockport (Twp.)) 27-6 won by fall over Khandon Howse (South Holland (Thornwood)) 19-2 (Fall 5:00)

182 - Payton Fernandes (33-4) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Payton Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Payton Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by fall over Esecdreau Neil (Dolton (Thornridge)) 0-5 (Fall 0:58)
    Semifinal - Payton Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by major decision over Noah Upchurch (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 31-9 (MD 11-3)
    1st Place Match - Payton Fernandes (Lockport (Twp.)) 33-4 won by decision over Nick Mihajlovich (Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)) 30-7 (Dec 8-6)

195 - Yousif Salah (29-6) placed 3rd and scored 14.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Yousif Salah (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-6 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Yousif Salah (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-6 won by decision over Robert Noga (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 21-15 (Dec 5-1)
    Semifinal - Isaiah Herrera (Bolingbrook) 28-4 won by fall over Yousif Salah (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-6 (Fall 1:21)
    Cons. Semi - Yousif Salah (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over Chris Wilder (Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)) 25-10 (SV-1 14-12)
    3rd Place Match - Yousif Salah (Lockport (Twp.)) 29-6 won by decision over Robert Noga (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 21-15 (Dec 7-4)

220 - Dan Stojsavljevic (10-17) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Dan Stojsavljevic (Lockport (Twp.)) 10-17 won by fall over Stevie Rufus (South Holland (Thornwood)) 11-6 (Fall 2:59)
    Quarterfinal - Darael Dugar (Dolton (Thornridge)) 23-5 won by decision over Dan Stojsavljevic (Lockport (Twp.)) 10-17 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jimmie Olds (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way West)) 4-2 won by fall over Dan Stojsavljevic (Lockport (Twp.)) 10-17 (Fall 1:21)

285 - Ronald Tucker (18-2) placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Ronald Tucker (Lockport (Twp.)) 18-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Ronald Tucker (Lockport (Twp.)) 18-2 won by fall over Ian Bazan (Bolingbrook) 6-6 (Fall 5:13)
    Semifinal - Malik Scates (Orland Park (Sandburg)) 27-11 won by decision over Ronald Tucker (Lockport (Twp.)) 18-2 (Dec 2-1)
    Cons. Semi - Ronald Tucker (Lockport (Twp.)) 18-2 won by fall over Lucas Korte (New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)) 23-21 (Fall 3:18)
    3rd Place Match - Ronald Tucker (Lockport (Twp.)) 18-2 won by decision over Robert Ford (Joliet (West)) 28-6 (Dec 2-1)

 

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