PLAINFIELD, IL - The Force Elite wrestlers battled some very tough competition Sunday as the squad hosted the 15th Annual Force Challenge at Plainfield Central High School. Twenty-two wrestlers made the championship match while 11 came away with titles. Six Force wrestlers dominated their opponents, pinning their way to the top of the podium. Novice division wrestlers Jasper Harper, Finn McDermott, and Jake Munsterman each recorded 3 pins to win their brackets, while bantam division wrestlers Sebastian Cernenichi, Dillon Ford, and Brooklyn Rauen each pinned 2 opponents for their titles. Jayse Amico, Oz Bellamy, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Christopher Easley, and Axle Harris rounded out Force Elite’s 5 remaining champs.
Another 34 Force grapplers came away with medals in a loaded field of over 850 wrestlers. Force led all clubs with a total of 45 pins on the day to go along with 76 victories. Mason Reece landed the team’s fastest pin of the day with an 11-second fall while tot wrestler Nolan Krnac had the team high for total match points with 29 in just two matches.
Congratulations to all 66 of our wrestlers that competed in the Force Challenge tournament. Action resumes this Sunday with wrestlers competing at either the Mat Rat Invitational at Glenbard North High School or the Joe Tholl Sr. Elite Tournament at Shepard High School.