Lincoln-Way Knights and Warriors Head to Quarterfinals for Wrestling Bout
The teams compete in Bloomington.
The Lincoln-Way Central boys’ varsity wrestling team were handed their Red Knight State Qualifier T-shirts after school on Friday, Feb. 22 as they prepared for their trip to compete at the state level from Associate Principal Jeannine Prucha.
The Knights wrestling team and the Lincoln-Way West Warriors travel to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington Feb. 23. The Quarterfinal bouts begin at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The Knights compete in the Class 3A against Grant High School at 11 a.m., and the Lincoln-Way West wrestling team will compete against Montini High School in the Class 2A at 11 a.m.
“The State Qualifier T-shirts have become a tradition here at Lincoln-Way Central,” noted Prucha. “Only the teams or individuals that qualify for state competition receive the special T-shirt before they leave school and travel to compete at the state level,” she said.
L-W Central Knight wrestlers receiving the red t-shirts are: Matt Crnich, Vinnie Puinti, Ian Meagher, Danny Harris, Zach Rudsinski, Joey Nelson, Matt McGowan, Dominic Botta, Robbie Mikenis, Ryan Korte, Tyler Schneider, Brandon Dominski, Bryce Gorman, Nick James, Brendan Ditchman, Sean Kelly, Ryan Gromnicki, Grant Bartell and Bryan Ditchman.
Coaches for the Knights varsity wrestling team are: Head Coach Jason DePolo, Eric Balluff, Bob Bernard, Mike Piechocinski, Dan Finney, Pete Krahulec and Kevin Jurek.
Stacy Holland, LWHS D210 community relations director, contributed this story.