PLAINFIELD, IL - The Force Elite wrestlers turned in many strong performances at the annual Battle of the Plains tournament held at Plainfield North High School. A squad of 54 wrestlers competed in the round robin format tournament which featured over 950 wrestlers. Forty-two wrestlers came away with medals and a season-high 20 Force wrestlers took home first place Battle Axes.
The intermediate division wrestlers crowned the most champions with 7, including Lorenzo Gonzalez, Mason Reece, Jacob Rangel, Matt Kendall, Noah Rauen, and Julia Wyller. The bantam division added another 5 champions from Blaze Cabage, Ashton Murphy, Jayse Amico, Leo Slak, and Michael Tasnic. Senior division wrestlers Tom McDermott, Aurelio Munoz, Chase Pierceall, and Colton Wyller each claimed titles of their own as did Coehn Weber in the Novice division. A trio of tots all left with battle axes including Jack Kappas, Nolan Krnac, and Keaton Filips.
Force wrestlers accounted for 60 pins on the day which was second best in the tournament. Nolan Krnac recorded Force’s fastest pin of the day with an 8-second pin against his Wilmington opponent. Noah Rauen scored a tournament high 20 match points in a tech fall victory over his Yorkville opponent. Overall Force Elite finished 5th out of 47 in the team race.
The Force wrestlers return to the mat next Saturday as they travel to Minooka for the John Carey Open.