Category: Wrestling

Flinn wrestling coach talks about courage of Mason Crowe

Injuries are scary – and in some cases are enough to deter young athletes. In this 205 VIBE blog post, the wrestling coach at Flinn Middle School salutes the courage of Mason Crowe.

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Two Flinn wrestlers shine at IKWF tourney

ROCKFORD – Flinn eighth-grader Jack Seacrist won his second straight Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation state title Saturday and seventh-grader Lee Smith worked his way to a second-place finish. The massive tournament draws wrestlers from across the state in 17 weight classes in two divisions. Seacrist, who won the IKWF 115-pound novice title in 2018, won […]

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Auburn, East wrestlers take seconds in frosh-soph/girls state tourney

SPRINGFIELD – Zander Guttridge of East and Kelsey Powell of Auburn both are bringing home second-place medals this weekend from the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. Guttridge took second place at 182 pounds in the IWCOA Frosh-Soph state championships. The tournament is for wrestlers who did not qualify for the IHSA state tournament. Guttridge […]

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RPS wrestlers record two wins at IESA state tournament

DEKALB – Qasem Ali of Lincoln Middle School and Mason Crowe of Flinn both picked up wins at the IESA state wrestling tournament. Ali qualified for state at 119 pounds and he pinned Tommy Spiegelman of Arlington Heights Thomas in his first match at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. Ali, though, was pinned in […]

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Two RPS wrestlers qualify for IESA state tournament

DEKALB – Wrestlers from Flinn and Lincoln middle schools will have shots at IESA state championships. Qasem Ali, an eighth-grader at Lincoln, won the IESA Class AA DeKalb Sectional at 119 pounds, beating Salvadore Esquivel of Harvard Junior High. Mason Crowe, a Flinn eighth-grader, also advanced to state by taking second in the 155-pound division. […]

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RPS 205 wrestlers win three IESA regional titles

ROCKFORD – Two wrestlers from Lincoln and one from Flinn won IESA regional wrestling championships Monday night at Flinn. Tomas Juan-Diego, a Lincoln eighth-grader topped Catalina Olvera, a Flinn sixth-grader, for the 112-pound title. Qasem Ali, also a Lincoln eighth-grader, beat Salvadore Esquivel of Harvard for the 119-pound title. Mason Crowe, an eighth-grader at Flinn, […]

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Another weekend of smashed milestones for District 205 students

In case you missed it, this past weekend featured a plethora of students reaching major accomplishments. Here’s a rundown of all the great things from Friday and Saturday. Guilford’s boys basketball team clinched its first winning season since 2006-2007 by knocking Harlem out of second place in the NIC-10 race. Guilford senior Treighton Hoang qualified […]

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East’s Guttridge wins first wrestling title for 205 in 20 years

CHAMPAIGN – Aydin Guttridge of East ended his career on the ultimate high note, beating Justin Hall of St. Charles, 3-1, Saturday night to win the IHSA 3A 285-pound wrestling title. Guttridge’s title is the fifth by a District 205 wrestler and the first since 1999. The title didn’t come easy. Guttridge entered the tournament […]

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District 205 wrestlers win 13 RRAC wrestling titles

ROCKFORD – Eisenhower’s wrestling team claimed the most titles – barely – in Saturday’s RRAC wrestling meet at East High Schoo. The Eagles dominated the smaller weight classes. Grant Nelson won at 72-75 pounds, Peter Young at 77-85, Maceo Martin at 87-91 and Tymon Kuziola at 108-115. Lincoln, RESA and Flinn each won three titles […]

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District 205 students had big weekends from chess boards to basketball floors

There were a number of outstanding performances turned in by District 205 students in all kinds of events. There was almost too much to keep track of so here’s a recap of all the accomplishments. East’s boys basketball team clinched its first NIC-10 boys basketball title since 1981 and tied a school record with its […]

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