Category: Wrestling

Flinn wrestlers win 2 titles in Harlem invitational

LOVES PARK – Flinn’s wrestling team brought home two individual titles and took fourth overall in the Harlem Middle School Invitational this past Saturday. Fourteen schools competed in the meet. Harlem won with 307.5 points, while Flinn scored 198. Eisenhower, Lincoln and Kennedy also took part. Flinn’s Jack Seacrist and Lee Smith were the top […]

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East takes one second in tough Sycamore wrestling invitational

SYCAMORE – Saw Htoo improved his record to 15-3 in taking second place at 113 pounds in the 24-team Sycamore Invitational Saturday. Htoo defeated Zach Milos of LaGrange Park Nazareth by technical fall and then pinned Armen Jerikan of Grayslake North to reach the semifinals. Htoo scored another technical fall, 25-10, over Brandon Edelen-Hultz of […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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Four 205 wrestlers make title matches in Flinn Invitational

ROCKFORD – Lee Smith of Flinn Middle School won the 215-pound weight class in the Flinn Falcons Middle School Wrestling Invitational Friday and three Eisenhower wrestlers earned second-place medals. Smith improved to 7-0 on the season. He pinned Alex Lotito of Sycamore in 2:15, Jason Gutierrez of Waldo in 3:45 and Nikolas Cannell of Harlem […]

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Auburn’s Schwartz wins in Whitewater

WHITEWATER – Andrew Schwartz was one of two Auburn Knights to wrestle to top-two finishes at this Saturday’s Whitewater Invitational in Wisconsin. Schwartz went 4-0 Saturday to win the 152-pound title. Schwartz recorded two pins of wrestlers from Verona and Beloit Memorial and a majority decision over David Cushman of Whitewater. Schwartz clinched the title […]

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Auburn’s Morgan stays undefeated in wrestling

Auburn’s Lance Morgan improved to 6-0 Saturday by winning the 285-pound weight class at the 2018 Tom Dubois Memorial Classic at Richmond-Burton High School. Morgan pinned Akari Fowler of Winnebago and decisioned Jhoanci Carmona of Jefferson, 15-9, to reach the finals where he pinned Jack Owen of Lake Forest at 3:43. Auburn teammate Andrew Schwartz […]

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East wrestler to join Wisconsin program

ROCKFORD – East senior Aydin Guttridge will sign a letter of intent Friday to wrestle for Wisconsin next year. There will be a signing ceremony at East at 4 p.m. on Friday. Guttridge finished second in the NIC-10 at heavyweight, losing to undefeated state champion Tony Cassioppi of Hononegah. He qualified for theĀ USA Wrestling Cadet […]

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Tracking progress – trophy cases beginning to fill up

If you ask anyone involved with Rockford Public Schools athletics if they are satisfied with where the sports programs stand, the answer is likely to be no. But if you look at the increasing number of milestones passed in the past couple of years, it is fair to say that District 205 is making progress […]

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Flinn’s Joseph Pineda wins IESA wrestling title

DEKALB – Joseph of Pineda of Flinn Middle School swept through four matches to win the first Illinois Elementary School Association state wrestling championship Saturday in District 205 history. Pineda was competing at 215 pounds and won his first two matches by pin. He then edged Jordan Lewis of Woodridge Jefferson, 2-1, in the semifinals […]

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Nine Rockford wrestlers qualify for IESA state meet

Seven Flinn Falcons wrestlers and two Lincoln Loggers advanced to next weekend’s Illinois Elementary School Association’s state finals. Flinn’s big guys led the way. Joseph Pineda, an eighth grader, won the 215-pound division, and Cisneros, also an eighth grade, captured the 275-pound class. The complete list of qualifiers: IESA State Qualifiers Wrestler School Grade Class […]

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