A family affair

By on July 26, 2012

Photo: Coach Jim Gussman (left to right), Colin Gussman, Austin Parks and Coach Beau Parks. Courtesy Photo

The Knights Wrestling Club, Kaneland’s youth wrestling program, on July 13 sent two wrestlers to the Midwest Army Nationals Wrestling Tournament hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.

Colin Gussmanm of Oswego, Ill., and Austin Parks of Maple Park were part of an estimated 900-plus participants. Colin, who will be a second-year senior-level club wrestler, was bracketed in the 121.6 pound division. Austin, who just finished his club career and is an incoming freshman wrestler for Kaneland High School, was bracketed in the 145 pound division and took third place.

Both boys were lucky enough to have their fathers, Jim Gussman and Beau Parks, coach them through this tournament.