Knights Wrestling Club sends pair to State

By on March 14, 2013

Photo: Colin Gussman gets his hand raised in victory at the Sectional Tournament in Rochelle, Ill.
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Kaneland—The Knights Wrestling Club (KWC) capped off its season by sending two of its team members down to the state finals.

Prior to that, the team sent 29 to Regionals, held at Sycamore High School in February. KWC left the Regionals with three individual champions: Cayden Parks, Caden Grabowski and Colin Gussman.

In addition, the club also had 10 Section qualifiers with Jace Black, Brandon Bryan, Max Gagne, Tommy Kumar, Brenden Parks, CJ Girolamo, Noah Duffey and Gussman.

Sectionals were held at Rochelle High School on March 2. Gussman took third place at 138 pound Senior Division, and Tommy Kumar took third place at 156-pound Novice Division. Those third-place wins earned them a spot at the IKWF State Championships, held March 8 and 9 in Rockford, Ill.

At the state finals, Kumar took eighth overall at the 156-pound Novice Division. Gussman did not place in the state tournament.