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Thanks for all of your great nominations this week! We have narrowed the list down to 7 deserving candidates.
VOTE NOW for the GO EARN IT High School Wrestler of the Week! The poll closes on Tuesday morning at 8am central time.
And the nominees are (sorted alphabetically):
Ramin Abraham, Sr, Evanston, 220 – Defeated #4 Demarco Lee of Lake Park 5-4 to win the Glenbrook South Invite and remain unbeaten on the season. Besides that match, Ramin has tech falled or pinned everyone he has wrestled this year including a pin over 3A HM Sean Kelly of Maine South this week.
Billy Blaser, Sr, Geneseo, 285 – Avenged two prior losses to 3A #2 ranked Aydin Guttridge of Rockford East in winning the Rex Whitlatch Invitational.
Mikey Caliendo, So, Batavia, 138 – Beat defending state champion Riley Palm of Carmel 4-2 in the semifinals before defeating Buffalo Grove’s Alejandro Mejia by tech fall at Glenbrook South’s Rus Erb tournament.
Blah Dahnweih, Sr, DeKalb, 195 – Pinned #2 ranked (at 182) Nick Stemmet of Yorkville in a dual and then beat #5 Cody Goodman of Deerfield 12-6 to win the Whitlatch Tournament.
Jacob Macatangay, Fr, Plainfield North, 106 – Won the Rex Whitlatch Invitational as the #5 seed. Had two tech falls prior to taking out #1 seed Nathan Berta of Minooka with a first period fall and then capped off his tournament with an 8-4 victory over #2 seed and #6 ranked Ben Aranda of DeKalb.
Brock Montford, Sr, Crystal Lake Central, 182 – Beat 3A HM Isaac Rands of Cary Grove 14-0 on Thursday followed by a 3-0 day at the Yorkville quad on Saturday including a win over 3A #2 ranked Nick Stemmet of Yorkville.
Pat Nolan, Sr, Sandburg, 138 – Named OW at the Rex Whitlatch Invitational with 4 falls including an overtime fall in the finals over Josh Ramos of Providence.