FRANKLIN PARK — The Rochelle Wrestling Club sent six athletes to the Leyden Wolfpack Open on Sunday, Jan. 8. Four Junior Hub wrestlers brought home first-place finishes, while two others recorded top-3 finishes in the single-day tournament at East Leyden High School.
Elias Andronic (3-0), Wells Millard (3-0), Joshua Lassiter (3-0) and Garrett Miller (2-0) each won their respective brackets on Sunday. The four athletes combined for eight falls as well as one technical fall and two decisions. Teddy Millard (2-1) finished second with one fall, one technical fall and one loss by sudden victory. Brandin Kirk (1-2) took third and recorded one fall.
The Rochelle Wrestling Club sent 23 athletes to the Hawk Wrestling Club Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 7. Three Junior Hubs earned first-place finishes, while 10 other athletes recorded second-place finishes in the single-day tournament at Oregon High School.
Wells Millard (3-0), Garrett Miller (3-0) and Joshua Lassiter (3-0) went unbeaten to earn titles in the tournament. Brandin Kirk (2-1), Dominic Escatel (2-1), Xander Gonzales (2-1), Colt Hensley (2-1), Chase Marruffo (2-1), Easton Huff (2-1), Tyson Pavlak (1-1), Quentin Ansteth (1-1), Noah Hayden (1-1) and Elias Andronic (1-1) all placed second in their respective brackets.
Five wrestlers including Gavin Smith (1-2), Elliot Huff (1-2), Julia Herring (1-2), Annika Alsop (0-2) and Kolten Andersen (0-2) took third in the tournament. Vaughn Manning (0-3), Cole Albers (0-3), Tate Bigelow (0-3), Brayden Gross (0-3) and Eoghan Good (0-3) all finished fourth.