Celtic Elite Takes Down Competition

Lincolnway Area Wrestlers Heading to State Dual Meet State Championships

Celtic Elite Wrestling Club Moves On To State Dual Tournament   

The wrestlers on the Celtic Elite varsity dual team competed at the sectional tournament on Sunday.  In order to move on to the State tournament the team first had to win three sectional competitions.  Celtic Elite eliminated Vittum Cats, Mustang Wrestling Club and beat Spartan Elite.  Winning the three duals earned the team the opportunity to compete at the State level.  The state dual meet will be held at Willowbrook High School on January 27th, 2013.   With the clubs numbers up 15% since previous years it gave the club the opportunity to cover all the weights involved in a dual tournament.  “Two of our first year wrestlers placed at the Midwest Classic, which many great experienced wrestlers fail to do.”  Coach Will McDermott explained.  He continued “Our Coaching staff has done an excellent job, and I expected our team to qualify for the State Duals.  I cannot find another kids program, or many High School programs with the kind of coaching qualifications we have.”  The State Dual Team for the Celtic Elite Wrestling Program are:

8th Graders
Sam Diehl, Frankfort
Jake Polka, Frankfort- Team Captain
Liam Meagher, New Lenox- Team Captain
Jason Stokes, Mokena- Team Captain
Lucas Weaver, Frankfort

7th Graders
Ben Emery, New Lenox- Team Captain
Jackson Hosman, New Lenox
Cole Smith, Channahon
Jake Price, New Lenox
Adam McDowell, Shorewood
Zach McDowell, Shorewood
Jake Sobun, Channahon
Mario Rodriguez, New Lenox
Yousif Salah, Homer Glen

Chris Wolf, New Lenox
Ike Papes, Elwood

5th and 6th Graders
DJ McMurtry, New Lenox
Thomas Luedke, Shorewood
Kaleb Kittle, New Lenox
Chris Kennedy, New Lenox
Sam Emery, New Lenox
Jake Randolph, New Lenox
Nick Mathias, Morris
Kevin Countryman, Morris
Jake Wheeler, Manhattan

These boys will be representing the Lincolnway and Entire Southern Will County Area this weekend, because there were no other teams that qualified.  

The clubs younger wrestlers did not get the weekend off, they were at a tournament at Martinez Wrestling Club.  The club had almost twenty wrestlers placing either 3rd or 4th.  The JV and Little Guys taking 1st Place were:

1st Place Winners
Tom Drugemuller
Karter Guzman
Konrad Guzman
Ethan Hartnell
Nathan Hartnell
Joey Malito
Sean O’Connor
Malik Salah
Jackson Smith

2nd Place Finishers

Collin Black
Dublin Gleason
Paul Kadlec
Michael O’Connor
Lance Valentine

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Nicole Black January 22, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Way to go boys!! Keep working hard. Good luck this weekend!


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