Evanston state-qualifier Ramin Abraham began season hating wrestling

Read on ChicagoTribune.com. When you walk into the Evanston wrestling room and look to the right, 10 framed pictures stare back at you. Each is an image of a Wildkits great, an individual state champion on the mat. Ramin Abraham wants to one day see his face on that wall. The sophomore made it toContinue reading “Evanston state-qualifier Ramin Abraham began season hating wrestling”

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Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight

NORTHBROOK — For many wrestlers, gaining just one or two pounds can mean not making weight. For Glenbrook North senior Anton Vazhinskiy, that isn’t a worry. Weighing in at 218 pounds before Friday’s dual, Vazhinskiy would have been able to wrestle at 220 pounds. Instead, he’s been wrestling up at the 285-pound weight class for muchContinue reading “Undersized Anton Vazhinskiy holds his own against the heavyweight”

Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park

NORTHBROOK — A midseason injury left a hole in the Highland Park wrestling team’s lineup, but a freshman team call-up has provided the Giants with stability and excitement for the future. When John Ciancio went down with an injury, it was freshman D.J. Penick who was brought up to the varsity team to help fillContinue reading “Promotion of D.J. Penick has steadied Highland Park”

Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North

Highland Park 54, Glenbrook North 18 THE SKINNY 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. TURNING POINTContinue reading “Highland Park has little trouble against Glenbrook North”