Highland Park 54, Glenbrook North 18
With multiple athletes recently returning from injury, Highland Park wrestling coach Chris Riley had some extra flexibility in his matchups against Glenbrook North on Friday in Northbrook. Three Giants wrestled up a weight class and earned a victory as Highland Park earned a 54-18 team victory.
Highland Park’s strength lies from 120 to 152 pounds and it showed against Glenbrook North. The Giants were in control from the get-go, jumping out to a 48-9 lead.
Sophomore Aaron Ferrer, Highland Park’s 120-pounder, earned a fall in his first match after missing three weeks with an injury. For the Spartans, senior Anton Vazhinskiy was wrestling at 285 despite weighing in at 217 and he won the final match of the meet 2-1.
BY THE NUMBERS
Three Giants earned victories wrestling up a weight class: Andrew Cohn earned a fall at 132 pounds, wrestling up from 126; junior Brandon Garcia-Galvan earned a major decision at 138, wrestling up from 132; and Luis Castellanos earned a fall at 195, wrestling up from 182.
“We wrestled very aggressively tonight. We had an idea of what we wanted to do, and we didn’t waste any time coming out and getting after it. … Once we got off to a nice, comfortable lead, it was nice to see us continue to wrestle aggressively.” — Riley