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Celtic Elite Takes Down Competition

Celtic Elite Wrestling Moves on to State Dual Championship

Celtic Elite Wrestling Club Moves On To State Dual Tournament   

The wrestlers on the Celtic Elite varsity dual team competed at the sectional tournament on Sunday.  In order to move on to the State tournament the team first had to win two out of three duals.  Celtic Elite had to wrestle the Mustang Wrestling Club, Tinley Park Bulldogs, and Spartan Elite Wrestling Club.  Celtic Elite beat both the Mustangs and Spartan Elite.  They lost to the Bulldogs by 6 points.  Winning two of the three duals earned the team the opportunity to compete at the State level.  The state dual meet will be held at Willowbrook High School on January 27th, 2013.   With the clubs numbers up 15% since previous years it gave the club the opportunity to cover all the weights involved in a dual tournament.  “Two of our first year wrestlers placed at the Midwest Classic, which many great experienced wrestlers fail to do.”  Coach Will McDermott explained.  He continued “Our Coaching staff has done an excellent job, and I expected our team to qualify for the State Duals.  I cannot find another kids program, or many High School programs with the kind of coaching qualifications we have.”  The State Dual Team for the Celtic Elite Wrestling Program are:

8th Graders
Sam Diehl, Frankfort
Jake Polka, Frankfort- Team Captain
Liam Meagher, New Lenox- Team Captain
Jason Stokes, Mokena- Team Captain
Lucas Weaver, Frankfort

7th Graders
Ben Emery, New Lenox- Team Captain
Jackson Hosman, New Lenox
Cole Smith, Channahon
Jake Price, New Lenox
Adam McDowell, Shorewood
Zach McDowell, Shorewood
Jake Sobun, Channahon
Mario Rodriguez, New Lenox
Yousif Salah, Homer Glen
Chris Wolf, New Lenox
Ike Papes, Elwood



5th and 6th Graders
DJ McMurtry, New Lenox
Thomas Luedke, Shorewood
Kaleb Kittle, New Lenox
Chris Kennedy, New Lenox
Sam Emery, New Lenox
Jake Randolph, New Lenox
Nick Mathias, Morris
Kevin Countryman, Morris
Jake Wheeler, Manhattan



These boys will be representing the Lincolnway and Entire Southern Will County Area this weekend, because there were no other teams that qualified.  

The clubs younger wrestlers did not get the weekend off, they were at a tournament at Martinez Wrestling Club.  The club had almost twenty wrestlers placing either 3rd or 4th.  The JV and Little Guys taking 1st Place were:

1st Place Winners
Tom Drugemuller
Karter Guzman
Konrad Guzman
Ethan Hartnell
Nathan Hartnell
Joey Malito
Sean O’Connor
Malik Salah
Jackson Smith

2nd Place Finishers

Collin Black
Dublin Gleason
Paul Kadlec
Michael O’Connor
Lance Valentine




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