A total of 5 BWC wrestlers advanced to the IKWF State Tournament last weekend. Mikey Caliendo capped off his 48-4 season with a huge 3rd place finish. This is the highest IKWF finish for a BWC wrestler in over 10 years. Congrats to our other state qualifiers Riley Woods, Shawn Fichtel, Zach Benson and Adan Mendoza.
We took 7 wrestlers to Bantam State this year featuring the best 6-8yr olds in Illinois. Congratulations to our three placewinners in Andrew Koc (2nd), Jack Duraski (4th) and Dylan Wells (5th). Also competing were Tyler Pepin, Cole Howland , Brayden Howland and Braden Garcia. Andrew Koc's 2nd place finish was the highest in club history at Bantam State!
Sean Scheck takes 6th in Midget State
The end of the season saw many of our wrestlers at all ages competing at the state level, and we are proud of their achievements!
Bantam State placers: Sean Scheck, 4th place and Seth Larson, 5th place.
Midget State placers: Zack Benson, 2nd place and Mikey Caliendo, 2nd place.
Girls State placer: Summer Gunnell, 3rd place.
IKWF State Qualifiers: Andy Posledni (Novice), Dylan Doranski (Senior) and Mike Bautch (Senior).
Our Senior wrestlers also brought home 3rd place honors from the tough West Chicago Regional tournament.
We had 29 rookies at the Marengo rookie tournament on Saturday, our RMS wrestlers competed at the conference tournament on Saturday, and another 12 wrestlers competed at Neuqua Valley on Sunday. By all reports, our kids wrestled great!
We had some really strong rookie performances with lots of 1st place trophies coming home. We are not surprised at all considering the strong group of 1st and 2nd year wrestlers we've brought into the club.
Many of our middle school wrestlers represented RMS varsity at Saturday's conference tournament. All of our club kids placed in this 11-team tournament, including four champs! Congratulations on a job well done, boys!
Today's Neuqua tournament was tough as usual, but our kids held their own and several of them brought home the top prize, too.
It was an exciting start to what's sure to be a big season for Batavia Wrestling Club!
We've said it for years, and a bunch of former club members have proven it this year -- the best football players are WRESTLERS!
BHS Football brought home the 6A state championship last weekend will a lot of help from current and former wrestlers, most of whom came out of our club. We are so excited for these hard-working boys, and we're proud to claim them as our own!
(Huge apologies if I missed anyone!)
Congratulations to all of these guys
The 2013-2014 season is nearly upon us! Some of our wrestlers never actually stopped wrestling...we've had boys compete during the summer, participate in pre-season wrestling programs, and continue to challenge themselves in pre-season tournaments.
I've finished our Registration Packet for the 2013-2014 season, which you can download from the home page or from right here.
Our Executive Board has been hard at work laying out plans for the season. We're bringing Coach Steve Zimmerman back on board, and we're expanding our tournament schedule to better accommodate wrestlers at various levels by adding more rookie tournaments and more elite tournaments in addition to more mainstream competitions. Our coaches are working on practice plans, we're ordering more singlets, and I've already started working on the Pinners Classic 2014. This really is going to be the best season ever for Batavia Wrestling Club!
Care to help out? We have lots of jobs, big and small, that need to be done. Drop me a line at email@example.com
Many of Batavia's older wrestlers participated in the Batavia Bulldog Spring Wrestling Club, learning and refining freestyle and Greco-Roman techniques with our technical coaches. The work really paid off for two Batavia wrestlers, who brought home 4th and 5th place medals from the Greco State tournament in New Lenox. Also, Batavia's Joel Shump, a 2013 BHS grad who will wrestle for Ohio University next season, qualified for Greco Nationals in Fargo, ND with his placing at a Regional qualifier in Waterloo, IA. Congrats to all of our wrestlers and coaches who took advantage of the spring season!
Five Batavia Wrestling Club members qualified for IKWF State 2013 by placing Top 3 in the West Chicago Sectional. Competing in a field of 24 wrestlers, three of our wrestlers placed in the top 8. Pictured: Jordan Soto (8th, Senior 122); Dan Ngo (Senior 138); Liam Lo (Novice 115); Dylan Doranski (5th, Senior 79); and Seth Winkle (7th, Senior 95). Back row are coaches Pat Doranski, Rocky Posledni, and Matt Winkle.
We are very proud to report that our club qualified five wrestlers to compete at the IKWF State Tournament in Rockford on March 8-9. The top 3 wrestlers from each of 8 sectional tournaments earn a spot to compete in this prestigious event! Our Senior division wrestlers also earned a 3rd place award at the sectional tournament against some of the toughest clubs in the state.
From our five state qualifiers, three of our Seniors brought home some hardware! Congratulations to Dylan Doranski, 5th place at Senior 79 lbs., Seth Winkle, 7th place at Senior 95 lbs., and Jordan Soto, 8th place at Senior 122 lbs. These boys have trained hard for many years to earn these awards, and they proved to be excellent representatives of the Batavia Wrestling Club! Great job to them, their coaches, and all of the people in the club who have supported them along the way!
In the same weekend, three of our former club members who are now wrestlers at Batavia High School competed at the Freshman/Sophomore State Tournament in Springfield and also brought home 4th, 6th, and 8th place medals. We continue to support Batavia wrestling at all levels and ages, and we are excited to see what next season brings. Keep your eye on Batavia wrestling...it's a growing program with a very bright future!
Congratulations to our Senior division wrestlers who earned a 2nd place team finish at the West Chicago Regional in St. Charles over the weekend! The club was just 1.5 points out of first place. We are so proud of their accomplishment!
We are excited to have 26 wrestlers moving on to Sectionals next Saturday in South Elgin. In these 12-man brackets, the top 3 wrestlers qualify for the state tournament in Rockford on March 8-9. We have several very strong contenders to move on to Rockford -- good luck to everyone who will be repren