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 his quarterfinal match by Logan Blackburn of Mattoon and Austin Perella of Shorewood Troy in wrestlebacks.

Crowe qualified at 155 pounds. Mason dropped his opening match by fall to Rocco Bowser of Grayslake. Crowe bounced back to win his first wrestleback match, 11-7, over Antonio Jones of Kankakee Junior High. Crowe lost his next match to Jacques Marks of Highland Park Northwood.

Posted on 03.09.19