Stories about wrestling
Tyler Martinez and Ty Edwards earned the young Yorkville Christian wrestling program's first state medals in June, and took it nationals last week, earning All-American honors at the USA Junior & 16u Freestyle/Greco Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.
Batavia senior Mike Caliendo is the 2021 Kane County Chronicle Wrestler of the Year after becoming Batavia's first state champion amid a 36-0 season.
A collection of the best on the mats this past season
Seneca's Owen Feiner has used his dedication and love for wrestling into an already standout career on the mat.
Richmond-Burton's Brock Wood capped his athletic year with the Class 1A 220-pound state title at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Boys Open State Championships. Wood made the Northwest Herald All-Area first team in wrestling and football, and played first base on a the Rockets' 25-6 baseball team. He is the 2021 Northwest Herald Male Athlete of the Year.
Meet the 2021 Northwest Herald All-Area wrestling team.
David Silva steps away from Marian Central's wrestling program after making it one of the best in the state. Silva is the Northwest Herald Wrestling Coach of the Year for a fourth consecutive season after the Hurricanes won three individual titles, nine medals and the team title at the IWCOA Boys Open State Championships.
Marian Central's Dylan Connell is the Northwest Herald Wrestler of the Year for the third time. Connell won his fourth state title, this one at the IWCOA Boys Open State Championships.