Caruso Takes First in Sectional Tournament

Fifteen District 109 wrestlers head to state tournament in DeKalb.

The Caruso Blue Jays have something to crow about, scoring 218 points to capture first place in Saturday’s IESA Wrestling Sectional Championships in Deerfield.

Vernon Hills Hawthorne North came in second with 167 points.

Five Blue Jays and Shepard Spartans earned first place wins in their respective weight classes. In all 15 boys from both schools will go out west to the state tournament.

Blue Jays Stars:

Max Pomerantz (65, 3d place)

Dylan Utterback (75,1st place)

Wyatt Harris (75, 3d place)

Holden Heller (80, 1st place)

Griffen Norwesh (85, 2nd place)

Nick Kupets (95, 2nd place)

Andrew Grossman (100, 3d place)

Brendon Beyer (105, 2nd place)

Sage Heller (112, 1st place)

Jake Williams (126, 1st place)

Stelio Panagiotaros (275, 3rd place)

 Spartans Stars:

 Kyle Clough (85, 1st place)

Josh Riskind, (90, 2nd place)

Andrew Mehrholz (100, 1st place)

Marco Perovic (185, 2nd place)

Teams also in the sectionals were: Vernon Hills Hawthorn South, Highland Park Northwood, Libertyville Highland Middle School, Mundelein Carl Sandburg, Lake Forest Deer Path, Green Oaks Oak Grove, Round Lake Park, Grayslake, Wheeling London, Lincolnshire Daniel Wright, Wilmette JHS, Wauconda, Buffalo Grove Aptakisic and Wheeling London.

The Bottom Line: The Blue Jays and Spartans head to State finals this Friday and Saturday at the Convocation Center on the campus at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.


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