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And the nominees are (sorted alphabetically):
Ethen Doty, So, West Carroll, 126 – Defeated #1 ranked and 2x state champion Cameron Johnson from Aurora Christian 9-5 in the finals of the Byron sectional. Ethen is a perfect 41-0 heading into the state finals this weekend.
Brock Emmerich, Sr, Deerfield, 160 – Avenged his loss to #2 ranked Luke Rasmussen of Barrington from earlier this year in the sectional finals at the Barrington 3A sectional by a score of 12-6.
Ryan Fleck, Sr, Marmion, 138 – Beat #2 ranked Pat Nolan of Sandburg in the Bolingbrook sectional semifinals (Fleck led 8-2 in the 3rd period before the injury default) then beat #5 Jacob Dado of Marist in the finals 3-0.
Jon Halvorsen, Sr, Maine South, 182 – Defeated #1 ranked Abe Assad of Glenbard North to win the Conant sectional scoring a takedown in the last 4 seconds to win 2-1. Assad had majored Halvorsen earlier in the season.
DJ Hamiti, So, Joliet Catholic, 126 – Majored 2A #2 Brody Norman of Washington 10-1 in the semis and #3 Tristan Daugherty of PND 8-2 in the finals of the Geneseo sectional.
Logan Lee, Sr, Orion, 285 – Beat #3 Ian Kuehl 6-4 in the semifinals and #2 Tyler Elsbury 3-2 in OT in the championship to claim his first sectional title.
Brock Montford, Sr, Crystal Lake Central, 182 – Won the 2A Antioch sectional defeating previously unbeaten and #1 ranked Adrien Cramer. Brock was a SQ at 113 pounds in 2017 and is now a SQ at 182 pounds two years later.