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Wrestling: Three things learned

1. Watch out for Tinley Park. With Eric Schultz, the Class 2A state runner-up at 170 pounds, headlining the roster, the Titans could be the top team pressing Oak Forest for supremacy in the South Suburban Conference next season. Schultz was one of nine sophomores starting for coach Ryan Dolan in 2013-14. The Titans must replace the leadership of sectional champ David McDonald, their lone senior starter.

2. Jimmy McAullife is clutch. Marist’s 106-pound freshman finished fifth at individual state, but he really opened some eyes in the team state championship against Oak Park-River Forest. Trailing state runner-up Jay Renteria, McAuliffe landed a come-from-behind pin that completely change the momentum of the dual. Marist eventually fell 31-22, but Renteria had lost just twice prior to that bout and never by fall.

3. Smash the records. Lockport’s Vince Dietz (160) and Tyler Johnson (195) set their school’s single-season falls record with 33 apiece. Northwestern’s Jameson Oster, coach Josh Oster’s brother, previously owned the highwater mark with 30. State champ Brian Rossi (113) was tied at eighth on the list with 23 falls. Rossi is etched all over the record book, leaving Lockport with the most wins in program history with 159.

Logan Malloy



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