Wrestling: Hubs score four wins at Lakes Super Duals


Rochelle knocks off Carmel Catholic, Woodstock North, Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge

LAKE VILLA — The Rochelle Hub varsity wrestling team won all four of its matches at the Lakes Super Duals on Tuesday. Rochelle knocked off Carmel Catholic, Woodstock North, Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge to move to 15-4 overall this season. Eight schools competed in the meet.

Carmel Catholic

The Hubs defeated Carmel Catholic 54-26 in the first dual of the meet. Corsair wrestler Matthew Lucansky won by fall to claim the 106-pound bout and Rochelle freshman Xavier Villalobos pinned Anthony Villanueva to win the 113-pound bout. Freshman Joseph Nadig and sophomore Riley Damask received forfeits in the 120-pound and 126-pound bouts for the Hubs.

August Monroe took a forfeit for the Corsairs in the 132-pound bout. Carmel Catholic scored another victory when Ethan Onan won the 138-pound bout with a 29-12 technical fall. Rochelle freshman Grant Gensler received a forfeit in the 145-pound bout and senior Caleb Nadig won the 152-pound bout with a first-period pin. Freshman Brandyn Metzger took a forfeit in the 160-pound bout and sophomore Brock Metzger pinned Jake Roth to win the 170-pound bout.

Eli Melnick received a forfeit for the Corsairs in the 182-pound bout. Carmel Catholic recorded a 3-2 decision to win the 195-pound bout and Rochelle freshman Kaiden Morris pinned Patrick Lucansky to win the 220-pound bout. Junior Matt Dewey took a forfeit in the 285-pound bout.

Woodstock North

The Hubs beat Woodstock North 59-24 in their second dual of the meet. Sophomore Jimmy Chavez took a forfeit in the 106-pound bout and freshman Xavier Villalobos pinned Nicholas Keisling in 50 seconds to win the 113-pound bout. Freshman Joseph Nadig needed only 35 seconds to pin Zechariah Vasquez in the first period and claim the 120-pound bout.

Woodstock North’s Waylon Schnulle won by fall in the 126-pound bout and Travis McClellan took a forfeit in the 132-pound bout. Sophomore Alex Burke received a forfeit in the 138-pound bout for the Hubs and freshman Grant Gensler scored a second-period pin against Robert Carroll to win the 145-pound bout. Senior Caleb Nadig dominated the 152-pound bout against Jason Eismueller, totaling five takedowns and four near-falls to win by 19-4 technical fall.

Freshman Brandyn Metzger secured a first-period pin against Shane Wiedermann to win the 160-pound bout and sophomore Brock Metzger received a forfeit in the 170-pound bout. Woodstock North’s Kevin Eismueller won the 195-pound bout by disqualification and Rochelle freshman Kaiden Morris defeated Jacob Wiedermann with a second-period pin in the 220-pound bout. Junior Matt Dewey took a forfeit for the Hubs in the 285-pound bout.

Cary-Grove

The Hubs shut down Cary-Grove 45-27 in their third dual of the meet to stay unbeaten. Alexander Demas won by fall in the 106-pound bout for the Trojans and Rochelle freshman Xavier Villalobos received a forfeit in the 113-pound bout for the Hubs. Cary-Grove’s Rannin Gruen outlasted Rochelle freshman Joseph Nadig with a 4-0 decision in the 126-pound bout.

Andrew Mohr pinned to win the 132-pound bout for the Trojans and Rochelle sophomore Alex Burke received a forfeit in the 138-pound bout. Freshman Grant Gensler faced Gavin Henriques in the 145-pound bout, recording three takedowns and two near-falls before winning by injury default in the third period. Senior Matt Eyster took a forfeit in the 152-pound bout and senior Caleb Nadig secured a second-period pin against Jeremy Strack to win the 160-pound bout.

Cary-Grove’s Gabe Simpson won by fall in the 170-pound bout and Hub sophomore Brock Metzger scored two takedowns and two near-falls in a 12-6 decision over Robert Groos in the 182-pound bout. Wade Abrams won by fall the 195-pound bout for the Trojans, who forfeited the 220-pound and 285-pound bouts to freshman Kaiden Morris and junior Matt Dewey.

Prairie Ridge

The Hubs concluded the meet with a 41-40 victory against Prairie Ridge. Sophomore Jimmy Chavez received a forfeit in the 106-pound bout and freshman Xavier Villalobos scored a first-period pin against Jake Lowitzki in the 113-pound bout. Tyler Evans took the 120-pound bout by 15-4 major decision and Michael Meade won by fall in the 126-pound bout for the Wolves.

Sophomore Alex Burke received a forfeit in the 128-pound bout for the Hubs. Xander York pinned to win the 145-pound bout for the Wolves and Rochelle senior Caleb Nadig controlled the 152-pound bout against Eddie Ferree, totaling three takedowns and four near-falls to win by 17-2 technical fall. Prairie Ridge’s Charlie Ferree pinned to win the 160-pound bout.

Sophomore Brock Metzger scored a first-period pin against Francis Canaria in the 170-pound bout. Jimmy Stone took a forfeit in the 182-pound bout for the Wolves and junior Jorge Driggs received a forfeit in the 195-pound bout for the Hubs. Freshman Kaiden Morris compiled three takedowns and two near-falls before pinning Yaroslav Clark in the second period to win the 220-pound bout for Rochelle. Junior Matt Dewey received a forfeit in the 285-pound bout.

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