Dark Horses from Highland park Northwood
Watching the shepard tournament I saw two kids from Highland Park Northwood who could sneak up on people. DJ Penik who made it to state as a 6th grader has a 14-3 recored and just beat a ranked kid at 119 pound to was one of his loses for the championship at shepard before dropping to 112 where he'll be quite dangerous. Also Rosenbloom from Northwood, who has four loses against Ripotella and Kupets both ranked at 95, but as a first year wrestler would have won his other matches except for experience. I wrestled him twice. The first time at Caruso where he barely beat me and turns out it was only his second ever match and once in a dual meet where he tech falled me without problems, both matches at 95, but he's dropped to 90 for regionals and when I asked him why he said his dad wouldn't let hime lose the 1.5 lbs during the regular season, but if he wanted to for regionals it was ok. Inexperienced, but strong and getting better by the week. Also watched Merholtz crush opponents, but question whether he can keep up his strength if he drops.