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 in 3:56.

Eisenhower’s Mugisho Mubark is 5-4 on the season after taking second at 70 pounds. Peter Young is 6-2 after taking second at 80 pounds. And David Avila now is 5-2 after finishing second in 112 pounds.

Nine other District 205 wrestlers finished in the top six in their brackets:

  • Deterrace Dotson, Flinn, third place, 105 pounds.
  • Qasem Ali, Lincoln, third place, 126 pounds.
  • Zavion Wright, Kennedy, fourth place, 126 pounds.
  • William Hall, Flinn, fourth place, 135 pounds.
  • Shawnquez Simmons, fifth place, 90 pounds.
  • Rashad Hyder, Eisenhower, fifth place, 95 pounds.
  • Austin Nelson, Flinn, sixth place, 119 pounds.
  • Braylan Iverson, Flinn, sixth place, 145 pounds.
  • Fabian Mancilla, Flinn, sixth place, 185 pounds.

The tournament drew more than 240 wrestlers from 15 schools. Flinn was the highest RPS finisher at sixth place and Eisenhower was 10th.

Posted on 12.29.18