Local wrestlers battle through day one of the Dvorak Invitational

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)– Day one of the Dvorak Wrestling Invitational saw eight local wrestlers advance to Sunday’s semifinals.

There are 36 teams competing in the event at Harlem High School in one of the most prestigious high school wrestling events in the Midwest. Teams from Wisconsin are competing with the Illinois team,s and so is Michigan powerhouse Detroit Catholic Central.

Following are the local wrestlers who have advanced to Sunday’s semifinal action, plus the team standings after day one.

Semifinal Qualifiers:
106lbs.-Brayden Tuenissen (Belvidere Co-Op)
120lbs.-Danny Aranda (DeKalb)
138lbs.-Maddux Blakely (Dakota)
145lbs.-Antonio Alvarado (Belvidere Co-Op)
145lbs.-Tyler Simmer (Dakota)
152lbs.-DAmien Lopez (DeKalb)
182lbs.-Bradley Gillum (DeKalb)
195lbs.-Bryson Buhck (DeKalb)

Team Standings

  1. Detroit Catholic Central 142
  2. Chicago Mt. Carmel 126.5
  3. DeKalb 113.0
    (Local Teams)
    21. Dakota 44
    23. Belvidere Co-op 40
    28. Harlem 26
    33. Freeport 22
    36. Hononegah 4.0

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