This week’s tournament saw the Force wrestlers travel over to Bolingbrook High School for the annual Bob Jahn Memorial Tournament, one of the state’s largest tournaments with nearly 1400 wrestlers. Force Elite wrestled their way to a 5th place team finish in a tough field with over 50 clubs on hand. Of the 37 Force wrestlers competing, 34 of them came home with medals for placing in the top 5.
Twelve Force wrestlers earned gold in their brackets while the team boasted one or more champions in each of the five age divisions. The bantam division wrestlers produced five champions for Force which included, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Matt Kendall, Cannon Kinsella, Isaac Velazquez, and Cooper Vercelli. The novice division wrestlers accounted for another four champions as Tommy McDermott, Vince Skedel, Raphael Tovar, and Nolan Vogel all took home 1st place bracket boards. Senior Leonardo Tovar, intermediate Tanner Stone, and tot Brody Swoboda rounded out the team’s remaining gold medalists.
Force wrestlers pinned a total of 36 opponents throughout the day, but none faster than Christian Czerwinski’s 16-second fall in the novice division. Tom McDermott’s 3 pins in a total time of 3:38 topped all wrestlers in the tournament’s novice division. Vince Skedel and Leo Tovar each had 3 pins as well. Colton Schultz scored a total of 30 match points to lead Force in that category.
Action resumes this Sunday as several of our wrestlers head to Springfield for the annual IKWF Jon Davis Kids Open.