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Nations number four prep wrestler suffers loss

The athlete who is arguably the most dominant prep wrestler in Illinois will leave the state tournament with no better than a third-place medal.

Oak Park senior Ellis Coleman – who entered the Class 3A 135-pound bracket undefeated and having allowed two takedowns in 44 matches – was stunned in Friday's quarterfinals by Chicago Lane's Max Schneider, who pinned him with 5 seconds remaining in the match.

Class 2A finals have a local flavor

CHAMPAIGN – When the prep wrestling season started in November, Austin Armetta wasn't even the best 140-pounder on Mahomet-Seymour's team.

"He lost the first couple of wrestleoffs and wasn't in the lineup early," M-S coach Rob Ledin said.

Perfect timing Clinton's Wheat spins last-second reversal into semifinal berth

CHAMPAIGN – Clinton wrestler Nick Wheat showed Friday how little time it takes to plant a seed.

In the case of the Class 1A 215-pounder, less than 10 seconds.

IHSA Wrestling Schedule

A look at this weekend's IHSA championship wrestling tournament schedule and ticket information:

Markwell wrapping up stellar career

Considering Dave Markwell's background, there might not be a more unlikely wrestling Hall of Famer.

Background? The veteran Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac coach had none in the sport when he showed up for work at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in the late summer of 1984 and promptly was informed he would be the school's wrestling coach.

Centennial's Tiger doesn't let hearing loss get in the way

CHAMPAIGN – Ed Mears calls Dakota Tiger "one of the pioneers."

And not just because he's deaf.

Athletes of the Week

The News-Gazette's area Athletes of the Week

Prep Notebook

News and notes from the local prep sports scene.

Unzicker looking for hardware in final trip to state

GIBSON CITY – Colten Unzicker has experienced some measure of success on the state wrestling stage throughout his career.

As an eighth-grader, he finished second in the state meet. This weekend he'll strap on the headgear at the IHSA state meet for the third time in his four-year career.

Illinois Best Weekly wrestling rankings

The top-ranked wrestlers in each weight class, according to The Illinois Best Weekly, and area individuals who are ranked: