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Feb. 20, 2015

IHSA individual tournament photo gallery

Photos by Akayna Calkins. Text by Ed Muniz.


Montini's Vince Turk (39-2) strains to complete his cradle hold of Riverside-Brookfield's John Szdlo (34-4) during their Class 2A 145-pound quarterfinal bout. Turk won by fall in 5:22.




Juan Alfaro (33-5), of Fenton, took down John Polk (31-14), of Lemont, by fall in 5:38 in the 170-pound division in Class 2A.




Unbeaten 195-pounder Andrew Marsden (top, 44-0), of Crystal Lake Central, promptly dispatched Kyle Eighner (35-8), of Sandwich. The returning state champion won by fall in 1:03.




Oak Forest's Nick Graziano (39-8) shows his elation after completing a fall of Mt. Vernon's Tristan Penrod (23-7) at the 3:17 mark of their Class 2A 220-pound quarterfinal match. 




Top ranked and unbeaten in Class 2A, heavyweight Michael Johnson (16-0) looks to break down De La Salle's Solomon Smith (30-7). Johnson needed only 1:20 to end the quarterfinal bout by fall.




Tinley Park's Brandon Muselman (bottom,31-7) gets a deep leg hold on Elmwood Park's Marco Padilla (31-10) in the wrestleback portion of Class 2A 106-pound division. Muselman went on to win a 2-1 decision.



Darvell Flagg (top), of Joliet West, keeps top-ranked Kirk Johansen (43-2), of Glenbard North, tied up during their quarterfinal bout in class 3A at 106 pounds. Flagg (32-5) went into an ultimate tie-breaker to upset Johansen 4-3.


Unbeaten 126-pounder Rudy Yates (top), of Sandburg, continued his winning ways with a tech fall over Robby Duh (35-10), of McHenry. The junior, who improved to 39-0, advanced to the Class 3A semifinals.



Conant's Bobby Alexander (background) takes control of Clayton Ledbetter (36-12), of Plainfield Central, during their Class 3A 138-pound quarterfinal bout. Alexnder advanced after a 9-1 major decison.



Keone Derain (top), of St. Charles East, attempts to take down unbeaten Nicholas DeLoach (49-0), of Alton, at 152 pounds in Class 2A quarterfinal action. DeLoach kept his clean slate with the 8-3 victory.




Alex Benoit (bottom, 34-7), of Marist, can't escape the clutches of unbeaten Tyler Demoss (37-0), of Hononegah, during their 182-pound Class 3A quarterfinal bout. Demoss won 6-2.



Unbeaten Tyler Johnson, of Lockport, went into the semifinals with a smile after his 4-3 quarterfinal victory over Dru Walker (38-7), of Mt. Carmel. The 195-pound, Class 3A wrestler improved his record to 20-0.




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