Wrestling: Sun-Times’ top teams, individuals
Updated: December 4, 2011 7:53PM
1. Sandburg: Eagles, who were third in Class 3A last season, add two talented transfers in defending 3A 112 champ Sebastian Pique (Hinsdale South) and Ricky Robertson (Mount Carmel).
2. Montini: Four-time defending state champ (last three in 2A) keeps rolling behind former individual champ KeVon Powell.
3. Oak Park-River Forest: Sam Brooks, a two-time 3A finalist and the 2010 state champ, leads deep, experienced lineup.
4. Lockport: New coach Josh Oster has two returning 3A finalists (Brandon Johnson, first at 189; ShaunQae McMurtry, second at 152) among 10 starters back.
5. Minooka: Reigning 3A 160 winner Kalvin Hill heads veteran lineup for new coach Paige Schoolman and 2011 runner-up Indians.
6. Barrington: Northwest suburbs’ top team aiming for another trip to state behind returning placer Adrian Gonzalez.
7. Lincoln-Way Central: Knights look to be one of most improved teams in area with returning placer Tyler Price leading way.
8. Glenbard North: Defending 3A champs still dangerous with stars such as Brian Murphy (second at 140) and transfer Jered Cortez (2A champ at 112 for Marmion).
9. Plainfield Central: Yet another solid team from southwest suburbs, balanced Wildcats have sophomore placer Nick Nasenbenny back. among others.
10. Hinsdale Central: Sophomore heavyweight Brian Allen (third at 215 in 3A last season) leads experienced Red Devils.
Top 50 wrestlers
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central; Willie Anaya, Downers North; Rob Bain, Bolingbrook; Connor Bass, Yorkville; Artie Bess, Deerfield; Jeremy Brazil, Vernon Hills; Bryce Brill, Mount Carmel; Sam Brooks, Oak Park-River Forest; James Buss, De La Salle; Steve Congenie, Willowbrook; Jered Cortez, Glenbard North; Jack Dechow, Richmond-Burton; Mark Duda, Marist; Jordan Ellingwood, Plainfield Central; George Fisher, Marmion; Jason Fugiel, Crystal Lake Central; Chris Garcia, Montini; Matt Garelli, Fenwick; Andrew Geers, Neuqua Valley; Adrian Gonzalez, Barrington; DeQuence Goodman, Bowen; Johnny Gosinski, Glenbard North; Eddie Greco, Marmion; Gage Harrah, Crystal Lake Central; Kalvin Hill, Minooka; Colin Holler, Sandburg; Tom Howell, Marist; Johnny Jimenez, Marmion; Brad Johnson, Lockport; Cameron Kennedy, Richmond-Burton; Eddie Klimara, Providence; Kyle Langenderfer, Lincoln-Way East; Josh Marchok, Schaumburg; Shaun’Qae McMurtry, Lockport; Kevin Moylan, Stagg; Brian Murphy, Glenbard North; Jake O’Mara, Oak Park-River Forest; Jared Parvinmehr, Barrington; Sebastian Pique, Sandburg; KeVon Powell, Montini; Tyler Price, Lincoln-Way Central; Jake Residori, Minooka; Ricky Robertson, Sandburg; Austin Ryan, Jacobs; Max Schneider, Lane; Jim Spangler, Joliet West; Zach Synon, Prairie Ridge; Isaiah Vela, St. Charles East; Trayvon Zabala, Joliet Central; Bobby Zabel, Minooka.