Monday, March 13, 2017

Senior Christian Nussbaum Participates in Illinois-Indiana Classic Dual

March 12, 2017

Senior Christian Nussbaum competed in the Illinois-Indiana Wrestling Classic Dual held at Culver, Indiana on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Top seniors in the state of Illinois take on the top seniors in Indiana.  Christian Nussbaum finished in 6th place in the IHSA Class AAA state tournament in February.  It is an honor to be asked to participate in the event.  Christian was pinned by his opponent in the dual.

Naperville Central Wrestlers Score Most Points at State

March 11-12, 2017

Seven Naperville Central wrestlers competed at the IWCOA Freshman-Sophomore State Tournament this weekend and five of those wrestlers went on to place in the top 8.  Naperville Central scored the most team points (90) in the tournament, tied with Yorkville.  Central wrestlers won 26 actual matches contested while losing just 14.  

1. Naperville Central 90
1. Yorkville 90
3. Deerfield 88.5
4. OPRF 74.5
5. Lockport 72.5

195 Ben Cianchetti 5-1, 3rd Place
170 Cam Palmer 4-2, 4th Place
182 Jackson Punzel 6-2, 4th Place
138 Qayin Dabney 3-3, 6th Place
106 Kyle Guttosch 4-2, 7th Place
113 Colin Baumgartner 2-2, DNP
152 Luke Russell 2-2, DNP
120 Leo Keating (did not participate due to injury)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Eight Naperville Central Wrestlers Qualify for Freshman-Sophomore State

March 5th, 2017

Naperville Central hosted the IWCOA Freshman-Sophomore Sectionals on Sunday, March 5th with the top four wrestlers out of the Hinsdale Central and Glenbard South Regionals trying to place in the top four and qualify for the IWCOA State Tournament.  There were 10 NCHS wrestlers and 8 qualified:

Tyler Driessens (101: top 6)
Kyle Guttosch (106: 3rd)
Cam Baumgartner (113: 2nd)
Leo Keating (120: 4th)
Ryan Silva (126: top 6)
Qayin Dabney (138: 4th)
Luke Russell (152: 2nd)
Cam Palmer (170: 4th)
Jackson Punzel (182: 2nd)
Ben Cianchetti (195: 1st)

Good Luck Redhawks!

Naperville Central Celebrates the 2016-2017 Season

February 21, 2017

Naperville Central celebrated its wrestling accomplishments at the annual awards banquet on Thursday night.  There was plenty to celebrate:

  • 19-4, (6-2 in DVC): 2nd in duals DVC, 3rd in DVC tournament
  • Defeated Glenbard North in a dual – giving them the first dual loss in a DVC event in 18 years
  • 1st at Hoffman Estates, 1st at the M-S Invitational, and 3rd at Regionals
  • had 0 conference champs
  • qualified 7 wrestlers for the sectional tournament
  • had 2 state qualifiers and 2 state placewinners (first time since 1989)
  • freshman finished the season undefeated in the DVC in duals
  • JV1 finished 3rd place in DVC, JV2 finished 2nd in DVC

Here are a list of special awards that we recognized:

Iron Man Award: Mujtaba Ahmed, Kyle Guttosch, Jake Keating, Nick Keating, Joe Lopez, Peter Bezanis, Tyler Driessens, Ben Marrero, Tariq Sikander, Ryan Silva, Alek VanEeuwen.

Manager Recognition: Keley Villanova, Maggie Olvera, Lydia Twaddle, Joscolyn Guzman, Susan Ortiz, Jasmine Fairbanks, Cassie Minter, and Jenneh Fatorma

Manger Recognition: Tom Hamill, Pat Murphy, and Cam Hayes

Captain Recognition: Jake Keating, Christian Nussbaum

Sectional Qualifiers: Jake Keating, Christian Nussbaum, Kyle Guttosch, Joe Lopez, Nick Keating, Cam Palmer, and Derek McDaniel

State Qualifiers: Jake Keating and Christian Nussbaum

All DVC Conference: Jake Keating and Christian Nussbaum

All Academic All Conference Team: Jake Keating, Christian Nussbaum, Jake Viehmann, Nick Keating, Kyle Guttosch, Jimmy DeTulleo, Kevin Hu, Joe Lopez

All State: Jake Keating and Christian Nussbaum

Special Awards:

  • Most Valuable: Jake Keating
  • Hardest Worker: Jake Keating
  • Most Inspirational: Michael Norwood
  • Most Improved Award: Joe Lopez
  • Freshman Wrestler of the year: Tyler Driessens
  • JV wrestler of the year: Ben Marrero
  • Red and White winner: Christian Nussbaum

Special Thanks


  • To the moms for parent representative, social organizer, hospitality room (merchandise) and taking photos: Maureen Guttosch, Ann Keating, Stacey Wilke,
  • To all parents (training tables, help with breakfast, and help with running clocks)
  • Administration, Dr. Weithman, Naperville Kids Wrestling Club, Ryan Carrigan
  • Assistant Coaches. Rob Porter, Chris Nutt, Mike Curley, Nate Fitzenreider, Justin Tardy, Jim Graeber, James Mitchell, Tony Schlorff and Andy Nussbaum for announcing