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02-01-2005, 03:25 PM
What does everyone think the toughest regional will be? I don't know where the upstate ones are held, but Clinton will be hard to get out of in the central part of the state.
02-01-2005, 03:36 PM
Even with the demise of Oregon, this should still be the toughest regional. Dakota and Stillman Valley should have 2-3 state placewinners each, maybe more.
02-01-2005, 05:14 PM
Just took a look at the ranking (including the BOTR). I know rankings don't mean anything because we have to wrestle it, but for the purpose of answering this post here's what the rankings say.
Number of ranked kids
In the Tolono sectional the Clinton regional has 11 ranked as does the Orion regional. For comparison in the Oregon sectional the Oregon regional has 24, Port Byron 17 and the Harvard regional 15. Tolono sectional looks strong at 103, 112 and 275 and maybe 189. Plano sectional may not have the numbers, but with Montini, Coal City, Wilmington, and Sandwich there is plenty of quality.
P C Fan
02-01-2005, 08:09 PM
I have to think that Prairie Central will be strong in the Clinton Regional. What other teams will be there?
02-02-2005, 10:47 AM
teams are;Bismarck-Henning,Champaign(St Thomas More),Clinton,Prairie Central,Gibson City,Hoopeston,LeRoy,Normal(Univesity) You can go to the IHSA.org to see where your regional feeds into sectionals
02-02-2005, 12:00 PM
This will be one of the toughest, if not the toughest, regionals from central and southern Illinois. Solid teams like Roxana, Litchfield, Hillsboro, Belleville Altoff along with some good wrestlers mixed in from East Alton Wood River, Carlinville and Mt Olive. I will not talk about how many state qualifiers will come from this regional because I know that not all sectionals are equal in competition. But there are 8 legitimate possible state placers in this regional. Tommy Hill (125) Roxana, Aaron Winning (130) Belleville Altoff, Tol Calvin (135) Roxana, Drew Cannaday (135) Belleville Altoff, Kyle Lankford (140) Roxana, Keith Hauter (152) Litchfield, Garrett Young (160) Hillsboro and Tim Kamp (160) East Alton Wood River.
For those of you who are not real familiar with southern wrestlers, these are just some of the kids from the south to watch for when you head to Champaign.
the earlier post shows 166 ranked wrestlers feeding into the sectionals. But there are 168 spots at state. Plus there are a few ranked guys that end up in stacked brackets at sectionals and don't make it out. My question, who are some of the unheralded guys that may be in the right place at the right time and make it to champaign without being tracked all year?
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