Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Naperville Central Celebrates Wrestling Season at Awards Banquet

2/19/2019

The Naperville Central Wrestling team celebrated their accomplishment at the 2018-2019 season awards banquet held at Naperville Central High School.  Wrestlers and managers were recognized for their many accomplishments.

Memories from a fantastic 2018-2019 wrestling season

Wrestling Records
·         23-3, (4-0 in DVC): 1st in duals DVC, 1st in DVC tournament

·         First time in the 43 years of the DVC tournament that an NCHS team won

·         1st at Hoffman Estates, 1st at the M-S Invitational, 4th at DeKalb and 2nd at Regionals

·         had 5 conference champs

·         qualified 9 wrestlers for the sectional tournament

·         had 4 state qualifiers and 1 state place winners

·         3rd time in NCHS history that that NCHS sent 4 to state – tied for the most

·         JV1 finished 1st place in DVC, JV2 finished 1st place in DVC

·         JV1 was 18-2 in duals, 1st at Streamwood, 2nd at Libertyville, 4th at Bolingbrook

·         F/S and JV2 was 8-5 in duals (plus 3 DVC forfeits), 1st at Maine South, 4th and 6th at NCHS JV2, 1st at Oswego Dual Tournament

·         Freshman (only) was 4-1 in duals, 3rd at Lyons Township, 1st at Hinsdale South

Awards
·         Wrestling Managers: Jenneh Fatorma, Gabriella Ruiz, Maddie Simms, Cat Bradley, Sophia Gonzalez, Bella O'Riley, Mimi Roberts ,Brooke Irwin, Yocelyn Bautista, Sheinna Colmenero, Jessica Arias, Paulina Dwah, Gabby Pittmon, Kaniel Torlah

·         Iron Man Award: ADRIAN ALVARADO, COLIN BAUMGARTNER, MASON COOPERKAWA (2), TYLER DRIESSENS (2), ANGELO EKLOU, KYLE GUTTOSCH (4), ETHAN JONES (2), MATTHEW KASZUBA (2), SEAN KING (2), ANTHONY PENDOLINO, TOMMY PORTER, SHANE ROTH, ETHAN SENTMAN, TARIQ SIKANDER (2), RYAN SILVA (2), ALEK VAN EEUWEN (3)

·         Manager: JEFF BONOMO

·         Academic All-Conference: BEN CIANCHETTI, KYLE GUTTOSCH, JACKSON PUNZEL, ALEK VAN EEUWEN, CARSON ENFIELD, MATT KASZUBA, and TOMMY PORTER

·         Captains: JACKSON PUNZEL, KYLE GUTTOSCH

·         Sectional Qualifiers: TOMMY PORTER, TYLER DRIESSENS, COLIN BAUMGARTNER, LEO KEATING, KYLE GUTTOSCH, RYAN SILVA, JACKSON PUNZEL, CAM PALMER, BEN CIANCHETTI

·         State Qualifiers: TYLER DRIESSENS, COLIN BAUMGARTNER, JACKSON PUNZEL, BEN CIANCHETTI

·         All Conference: TOMMY PORTER, TYLER DRIESSENS, COLIN BAUMGARTNER, KYLE GUTTOSCH, BEN CIANCHETTI, and JACKSON PUNZEL

·         Most Valuable: JACKSON PUNZEL

·         Hardest Worker: AYDEN LUTES

·         Most Inspirational: COLIN BAUMGARTNER

·         Most Improved Award: SHANE ROTH

·         Freshman Wrestler of the year: TOMMY PORTER

·         JV wrestler of the year: ETHAN JONES

·         Red and White winner: KYLE GUTTOSCH

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Central Wrestlers Complete Season at State

Jackson Punzel finishes in 5th place

2/14-16/2019

Four Naperville Central wrestlers competed at the IHSA Individual State Tournament at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  That would tie for the most state qualifiers in school history and the most since 1982 (four in 1962, 1975, and 1982).

The top performer was Jackson Punzel.  Punzel, competing in the 170 pound weight class entered the tournament as the overall third seed after winning the Sectional tournament the weekend before.  Punzel, now a two-time qualifier, defeated Migawa (Andrew) 1-5 on day one of the competition and Pennington (Glendard North) 17-10 Friday morning to qualify for the semifinals.  The second win punched his ticket onto the podium as a state place winner.  Punzel was defeated by Boumans (Neuqua Valley) by a score of 1-8, ending his dream of participating in the championship match.  Coming back on day three, Punzel was defeated by Dixon (Shepard) by a score of 3-10.  The loss sent Punzel to the 5th place match where he faced Chisum (Zion).  Punzel scored the opening takedown late in the first period and maintained a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.  Punzel picked the bottom position and escaped early.  Chisum got into a deep shot, but Punzel was able to defend and score to take a 5-0 lead.  An escape by Chisum allowed Punzel to defend another shot and counter for his third takedown of the match.  The third period began with Punzel on top with a 7-1 lead.  Chisum attempted an escape that was countered by Punzel.  Punzel then wrapped up his opponent’s arms and turn him for the fall at 4:33 in the match.  Punzel finishes on top for his 42 win of the year against 5 losses.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Naperville Central Qualifies Four To State

February 8-9, 2019
Bolingbrook High School

Naperville Central will be well represented at the IHSA State Tournament.  Four Redhawks placed in the top four of their weight class at the IHSA Sectional to punch their ticket to the big dance.  Naperville Central will be sending more state qualifiers than any other public school coming out of the Bolingbrook Sectional.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Naperville Central Finishes 2nd Place at IHSA Regionals

Eight Redhawks Advance to Sectionals

2/2/2019

Naperville Central finished in second place at the IHSA Regional Tournament held at Aurora Marmion Academy.  The host team won the event and thereby qualified for the State Dual Tournament.  The top three at each weight class qualify for the IHSA Individual Sectional Tournament.  The Redhawks qualified eight wrestlers.

1. Marmion Academy 225
2. Naperville Central 169.5
3. Batavia 135
4. Naperville North 89
5. Waubonsie Valley 81
6. Wheaton Warrenville South 75
7. Metea Valley 73
8. West Aurora 68
9. Aurora East 21.5