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Feb. 22, 2015

IHSA individual state tournament semifinals

Photos by Akayna Calkins. Text by Ed Muniz.

Kevin Radcliff (right, 34-10), of Rich East, can't get away from top-ranked Real Woods (36-3), of Montini, during their semifinal Class 2A, 106-pound bout. Woods went on to win by a 14-4 major decision.



In a battle of unbeatens, both Travis Piotrowski (right, 32-0), of Prairie Ridge, and Washington's Elijah Oliver (17-0) look for an advantage in their Class 2A semifinal 120-pound bout. The back-and-forth match ended with Oliver advancing to the championship after a 9-8 decision.



Alexander Butler (43-0), of Boylan, has Christian Hall (33-8), of Crete-Monee, in deep trouble during their 138-pound, Class 2A semifinal bout. Butler stayed unblemished with a fall at 3:58.





Trace Carello (23-4, left), of Marmion, tries to get away from Libertyville's Joey Gunther (36-1). The Class 3A, 160-pound semifinal went to an ultimate tie-breaker which requires one wrestler to maintain control or escape in 30 seconds. Gunther won 3-2.





Monmouth-Roseville's Logan Millizer (41-5) lets out a roar after ending his Class 1A, 195-pound semifinal bout by pinning Austin Shoup (41-1), of Erie, at 4:50.




0376- Sizing each other up, Ross Sealby (left, 41-1), of Byron, and Brandyn Peacock (36-1), of Bowen, look for an edge in their Class 1A, 220-pound semifinal bout. Peacock found that slight advantage in a 3-2 decision.




Libertyville's Mark Dunsing (38-9, bottom) struggles to get free from Hinsdale South's Joshua King (44-1). King gave little opportunity to Dunsing in an 11-2 major decision in the Class 3A, 220-pound semifinal match.




Marist's Jake Ford is in quite a predicament during his heavyweight battle with Ricky Nelson (41-5), of Belleville West. The Class 3A bout was short but full of action. Ford (44-2) some how turned the tables and pinned Nelson in 43 seconds.

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