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.
Jered Cortez126: 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