1st Annual Illinois Matmen High School Challenge
Date: Sunday, March 15th
Shabbona Middle School (Get Directions)
725 School Street
Morris, IL 60450
Weigh-ins: 6:30-8:00 AM
Wrestling: 9:00 AM (6 Mats)
Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in high school and must have competed in the IHSA state series
Weight Classes: 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285
There will be a 4-pound weight allowance (i.e. 103 weight class will be 107 pounds). You cannot enter a weight class below the weight class you wrestled during the 2008-09 IHSA state series (regionals, sectionals, individual state). You may enter at the weight you wrestled during the IHSA state series or higher.
Matches: All matches will be 2, 2, 2 in the championship bracket. All consolation matches will be 1, 1 1/2, 1 1/2. There will be full wrestle-backs to 3rd place in the consolation bracket.
Awards: The top four (4) place finishers in each weight class will receive awards.
Team Scoring: There will be no team scoring.
Registration: Online registration is now closed.
Entry Fee: Only $25 (Proceeds go towards Illinois Matmen and the Morris High School Prom-fest)
Click here to pay your entry fee online.
Tournament Director: Tony Bonic (815-735-4423)
Tournament Management by Mick Torres and ILWrestle.com
Media Coverage: Live bracket updates and live video with commentary right here on Illinois Matmen
Colleges in Attendence:
Division I - University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Missouri
Division II - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Committed Wrestlers: (Only state place winners are listed at this time)
Derek Elmore, Harlem, SO, 3A 2nd
Miko Villanueva, Dundee-Crown, JR, 3A 3rd
Kevon Powell, Montini, FR, 2A 3rd
Matt Ornoff, Mundelein, FR, 3A 6th
Sergio Figueroa, Harvard, SR, 1A 1st
Thorian Twyner, Orion, SO, 1A 3rd
Nathan Santhanam, Champaign St. Thomas More, JR, 1A 4th
Seth Bonic, Morris, JR, 2A 4th
Matt Holmes, Lakes, SR, 2A 1st
Guy Kirby, GCMS-F, JR, 1A 2nd @135
Frank Baer, Montini, SO, 2A 3rd
Demetrios Mitchell, John Hersey, JR, 3A 6th
Ryan Spencer, Springfield, SR, 2A 2nd
Ethan Ball, Aledo, JR, 1A 3rd
Tyler Wilfley, LeRoy, SR 1A 4th @140
Dylan Reel, Washington, FR, 2A 1st @145
Chase Odeen, Coal City, SR, 1A 2nd
CJ Navarro, Rochelle, SO, 2A 3rd
Gary Wlliser, Granite City, JR, 3A 5th
Clayton Kendall, De La Salle, SR, 3A 2nd
Cody Flynn, GCMS-F, JR, 1A 3rd
Dan Howell, Oswego, JR, 2A 2nd
Arthur Smith Jr, Marist, SR, 3A 3rd
Michael Sojka, Winnebago, SO, 1A 3rd
Curtis Blaydes, De La Salle, SR, 3A 1st