UPDATE: The Winner in Patch Athlete of the Week Voting is ...

Providence Catholic wrestling standout Eddie Klimara won his fourth straight championship at the Dvorak Memorial tournament. And then he outpolled five others to take Patch Athlete of the Week honors.

Providence Catholic's Eddie Klimara outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 18-24. He is now eligible for December Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

The candidates:

LaTondra Brooks, sophomore, guard, girls basketball, Oak Lawn. Brooks scored 41 points in Spartan victories over Rich East (65-60) and Romeoville (63-56).

Eddie Klimara, senior, wrestling, Providence Catholic. Klimara won the 126-pound championship at the Dvorak Memorial tournament. He became the second individual to win four straight titles at one of the state’s premier holiday events. The first was a former teammate, Edwin Cooper.

Donald Moore, senior, guard, boys basketball, Bloom Township. Moore scored 18 points in the Trojans’ 59-50 victory over Rich East. His work helped Bloom boost its record to 9-0 heading into play at the McDipper.

Sebastian Pique, junior, wrestling, Sandburg. Pique defeated Stagg’s Brad Sievers in their 120-pound match to help the Eagles notch a 58-12 dual-meet victory over the Chargers. Pique was one of 11 individual winners for Sandburg.

Nic Weishar, sophomore, forward, boys basketball, Marist. Weishar scored 20 points in the RedHawks’ 76-67 victory over Eisenhower at the Marist Holiday Invitational.

Ashley Weringa, junior, guard, girls basketball, Lincoln-Way North. Weringa scored 28 points in Phoenix victories over Richards (51-16) and Oak Lawn (47-28). She made four 3-pointers against the Spartans.

Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (ron.kremer@patch.com). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

Ron Kremer December 27, 2011 at 05:04 PM
The two wrestling candidates here (Eddie Klimara and Sebastian Pique) are off to terrific starts. How do you think they'll fare in the voting with some of the basketball standouts?


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