WSC Wrestling Fest Dual Match this Saturday!!!!
This year's dual match at the WSC Wrestling Fest at the Henry Crown Field House will be between Team Chicago and Team Milwaukee. Last year Team Chicago, coached by CPS Great Mark Miedona beat Team New York. This year the team is being led by one of CPS' great coaches, Michael Bakaula of Taft H.S. This year's team has been practicing for months in anticipation of dominating their match against Milwaukee.
Team Milwaukee consists of the Beat the Streets club, City Kids Wrestling. City Kids Wrestling has had tremendous success forming inner-city youth into state place winners, state champions, Fargo qualifiers and even Fargo place winners.
Here are the line-ups for the two teams for Saturday:
Chicago Team- Coach Michael Bakaula
6th year as head varsity coach @ Taft High School, 2012 Placed 3rd out of 69 teams at the Chicago Public League Championships, Coached 13 class 3A sectional qualifiers, Coached 3 Chicago City Champions, 2011 CWCA Chicago Wrestling Coaches Association "coach of the year" runner up. Serves as head coach of 2012 Chicago Team.
2 x IHSA State Qualifier, Bragging Rights Tournament MVP, 3 X City Place winner, 2012 Regional Champ, Free Style State Place Winner and Fargo Qualifier
Placed 2nd in City Tournament, Bragging Rights Tournament Runner-Up
130- Nick Jankowski-Lane
IHSA State Qualifier, 2 X CPS City Champion, 3 X Regional Champion, this is his second time on the Chicago Team. The only returning starter for the Chicago Team.
140-Gerardo Bucio- Taft
4 X IHSA Sectional qualifier, 2 X IWAY National Qualifier, 2 X NUWAY All American, 2012 NUWAY Runner-up, 2012 Chicago City Champion, 4 year high school record (146-29)
150-Ryan Fulton- Taft
Placed 4th in City (2012),2 X Nu Way All-American, 2 X IWay State Place Winner, Overall Record 85-40.
160-Kentrell Fields- Austin
IHSA State Qualifier, 3 X City Place Winner, 2011 City Champ, 2011 Regional Champ
IHSA State qualifier
285-Benjamin Mauk O’Connor-North Side Prep
Placed 5th, 3rd & 2nd in City, ranked in the state 2 years in a row (Honorable Mention, 10th and 7th in the state).
Milwaukee Team- Coach Roger Quindell
110- Brandon D’Alessio
120- Geovanny Hernandez
285- Isaiah Watkins
The Dual starts at 11:30 a.m. Come out and support our Chicago All-Stars!!!
Chicago dominates Milwaukee!
Congratulations to Coach Michael Bakaula and the Team Chicago for winning the dual match against City Kids Wrestling from Milwaukee. Coach Bakaula helped assembled an all-star of CPS wrestlers that consisted of city champions, state qualifiers and state place winners. Coach Bakaula did an outstanding job of coordinating practicing and motivating the team to not only win their matches but to dominate. His efforts allowed to truly display our CPS talent to everyone at the WSC Wrestling Fest on May 12th.
Job well done by a great coach in Chicago.
The results for the dual are as follows:
Nate Smith (Austin) won by pin
Michael Wilson (Simeon) won by major decision
Nick Jankowski (Lane Tech) won by pin
Gerardo Bucio won by major decision
Ryan Fulton won by major decision
Kentrell Fields (Austin) won by pin
T. Dodd (Westinghouse) won by pin
Ben Mauk O'Conner (North Side Prep) won by forfeit.