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No. 15 Carl Sandburg travels to No. 45 Glenbard North

Josh Lowe

12/19/2012
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

Along with Montini Catholic, ranked No. 10 in the nation this year, Glenbard North and Carl Sandburg are the power programs in the Land of Lincoln when looking at approximately the last decade. Carl Sandburg is the defending team state champion in Class 3A (big school), and have four state titles in the last eight seasons. Glenbard North won the Class 3A team state title in 2011, their first in program history, but have finished top three in nine of the last twelve years -- including each of the last four seasons.

Last season in the team state semifinal, Carl Sandburg defeated Glenbard North 29-25. That result avenged a 28-25 semifinal victory by Glenbard North in 2011. In the early season, Carl Sandburg is undefeated in dual meet competition, while Glenbard North has had an uneven start as some of their wrestlers transition off of a state finals appearance in football.

On Thursday night, these two teams rekindle their rivalry as No. 45 Glenbard North hosts to No. 15 Carl Sandburg for a dual meet.

Below is a breakdown of the respective projected lineups (Glenbard North first).

106: Patrick Augustyn, sophomore vs. Christian Robertson, freshman

113: Ted Marko vs. Jim Pellegrino, senior. Pellegrino is a returning state qualifier.

120: Jon Marmolejo, junior vs. Jake Vales, senior. Marmolejo placed sixth at state last year, and was a Cadet Greco-Roman runner-up.

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126: No. 2 Jered Cortez, junior vs. Brian Krasowski, freshman. Cortez is a two-time state champion and a 2011 Junior National freestyle All-American

132: Johnny Gosinski, senior vs. Tom Slattery, sophomore. Gosinski is a two-time state placer.

138: Nathan Chacone vs. John Pellegrino, junior. Pellegrino a returning state qualifier.

145: Tony Blum vs. Alante Walker, junior

152: No. 3 Brian Murphy, senior vs. Mitch Cook, senior. Murphy is a three-time state placer, finishing as runner-up each of the last two years, and a two-time Junior National freestyle All-American. Cook placed fourth in the state tournament last year.

160: Jimique Davis, sophomore vs. C.J. Brucki, senior Johntay Leggin

170: Colton Wagner, sophomore vs. No. 14 Colin Holler, senior. Wagner is a Cadet freestyle All-American, while Holler is a three-time state placer and a 2011 Cadet National freestyle champion.

182: Manseer Chatham/Dariun Lattimore vs. No. 5 Ricky Robertson, senior. Robertson finished second at state last year, and was fourth in both styles at the Junior Nationals this past summer.

195: Carlos Vargas vs. Bill Gore or Chris Pajak, both are seniors. Gore was a state qualifier last year.

220: TBD vs. Bill Gore or Chris Pajak, both are seniors

285: Kyle Neal vs. Robert Boyde, senior

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