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Here’s who earned a title or a medal at IKWF state wrestling tournament in Rockford

Jimmy Mastny of the Alber Athletics Wrestling Club stands atop the podium after winning the IKWF state title in the Senior Division at 126 pounds at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Jimmy Mastny of the Alber Athletics Wrestling Club stands atop the podium soon after profitable the IKWF state title in the Senior Division at 126 lbs at the BMO Harris Financial institution Center in Rockford on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

ROCKFORD — For the 1st time in a few yrs, the Illinois Little ones Wrestling Federation state tournament was back again within the BMO Harris Lender Middle with the point out championships having center stage on Saturday.

Immediately after back-to-back again cancellations because of to COVID-19, the youth state wrestling tourney returned, and a great deal of locals arrived in hungry.

Alber Athletics Wrestling Club star Jimmy Mastny, who positioned 2nd just after losing in overtime three several years ago, the previous time the IKWF held its condition tourney, was 1 of only two young ones from the space to get a state title this previous weekend. The other was Hononegah’s Rocco Cassioppi, who received the crown with two pins, a tech tumble and a main selection.

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“It really is been a prolonged time coming for Jimmy,” stated his coach, Josh Alber. “That was difficult for him, and then to have to wait around so prolonged for yet another shot is challenging, also. But he took care of business when he had to.”

There have been 15 overall wrestlers that concluded in the best 8 and attained a point out medal. In this article are all of the spot wrestlers that medaled at this year’s IKWF state meet up with:

Your 2022 IKWF place medalists

From the Alber Athletics Wrestling Club out of Dakota: Jimmy Mastny placed initially at Senior-126 Brendan Nardin placed third at Novice-108 Treyden Diduch took 3rd at Newbie-64 Benjamin Nadig put fifth at Newbie-93 Maddux Rabczak attained eighth at Novice-74.

Jimmy Mastny, Alber Athletics Wrestling Club

Jimmy Mastny, Alber Athletics Wrestling Club

Hononegah’s Rocco Cassioppi acquired very first in Senior-103, but his twin brother Bruno experienced to miss the condition collection owing to a shoulder personal injury. Hononegah also got a medal from Brody Sendele, who positioned next at Senior-135.

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For Stockton, Eli Larson acquired second at Senior-144 Jeremiah Luke received fifth at Senior-154 and Aiden Larson took sixth at Amateur-134. Lena-Winslow’s The Regulation club bought medals from Duncan Nevel (fifth at Senior-164) and Gannon Dunker (seventh at Senior-188)

Other placers were: North Boone’s Isiah Harris who obtained 3rd at Beginner-125 Belvidere’s Diego Martinez who took 8 at Senior-74 and Polo’s Taryn Heather who bought eighth at Senior-70.

Jay Taft is a Rockford Register Star athletics reporter. Electronic mail him at [email protected] and stick to him on Twitter at @JayTaft. Signal up for the Rockford High University publication at

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