Category: Wrestling

Last thanks to East’s super seniors

In May, East announced its annual top awards and scholarship winners. Athletes of the Year: Roberto Davila and Kabrea Jamerson. Scholar Athletes of the Year: Hailey Hunter and Jack Bathje., Austin Rux Memorial Scholarship: Carter Wyatt. Craig Stalcup Memorial Scholarship: Tay’Veon Lake. Austin Rux was an East student who died just before his sophomore year […]

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Auburn wrestling great helps others reach goals in Denver

Terry Griffis, the greatest wrestler in Auburn history, is a health and wellness trainer at the Colorado Athletic Club in Denver. At Auburn, Griffis was a three-time NIC-9 wrestling champion and three-time IHSA state qualifier at 189 pounds and heavyweight. He was 88-17 over his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He also was a first […]

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Three RPS wrestlers qualify for IESA state meet

DEKALB – Two wrestlers from Flinn Middle School and one from West earned another weekend of wrestling in the IESA Class AA Huntley DeKalb sectional. Joseph Holloway-Rockwell, an eighth-grader from West, took fourth in the 215-pound weight class. Demei Brown, a Flinn eighth-grader, advanced by finishing third at 145 pounds. Aiden Kirk is heading to […]

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Seven RPS wrestlers win IESA wrestling regional titles

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools wrestlers claimed seven regional titles this past weekend at the IESA Class AA Rockford Flinn regional. Six Flinn wrestlers took top spots in their weight classes: Hayden Roach, sixth grade, 65 pounds. Izayah Olejniecki, sixth grade, 80 pounds. Mugisho Mubarek, eighth grade, 85 pounds. Austin Nelson, eighth grade, 126 pounds. […]

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Two E-Rabs qualify for state wrestling meet

BARRINGTON – Two East E-Rabs earned another week of wrestling. Sophomore Joey Pineda finished second in the IHSA Class 3A Barrington Sectional at 285 pounds. Pineda won a paiir of close decisions, beating Edgar Vazquez of Waukegan, 3-0, and Keeegan Houlihan of Lincolnshire Stevenson to reach the finals. There, he ran into Jason Guardarrama, a […]

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Five E-Rabs advance in IHSA wrestling

HUNTLEY – East wrestlers brought back three second place finishes in the IHSA Class 3A Huntley regional this weekend and two others came in third. Those five E-Rabs will try to qualify for the IHSA state tournament this upcoming weekend. Kevin Pierce at 132, Zander Guttridge at 182 and Joey Pineda at 185 finished second. […]

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Seacrist, Maten win NIC-10 wrestling titles for RPS

Alvin Maten capped off his NIC-10 wrestling career on Saturday with a title, while Jack Seacrist of East picked up what may be the first of many. Maten won the first wrestling title for Jefferson since 2017 by pinning Trever Dawson of Belvidere at 2:35. The senior improved to 17-1 on the season. Seacrist, a […]

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RPS wrestlers win three weights in NIC-10 frosh/soph meet

ROCKFORD – Two wrestlers from East and one from Auburn took first place Saturday at the NIC-10 Frosh/Soph championship meet. Evan England of East won at 285 pounds by pinning Zack Hawkins of Harlem.  Nathaniel Fluiatt of Auburn pinned Dylan Hogan also of Harlem to take first at 220 pounds.  Reggie Pinedo of East knocked […]

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East tops Harlem in wrestling

ROCKFORD – East showed that it will be a contender the NIC-10 wrestling crown by knocking off Harlem in Machesney Park Wednesday night. It came down to the final match before the E-Rabs pulled out a 37-36 win. The E-Rabs got wins from: Zander Guttridge won by pin at 182. Joey Pineda won by majority […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No 3 – Guttridge brings back title

East’s Aydin Guttridge became just the fifth wrestler in Rockford Public Schools history – and first in 20 years – to win an IHSA wrestling title. The 285-pounder beat Justin Hall of St. Charles, 3-1, to win the IHSA 3A championship. The title didn’t come easy. Guttridge entered the tournament 35-2 and the top seed. […]

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