Jr. Raiders Place 2nd At DiDi Duals
The Junior Raiders 10 and Under Dual Team competed at the DiDi Duals in Eisenhower High School this past weekend and placed 2nd place at this years event. This event is the State tournament for this age group and was represented by 16 clubs from the State of Illinois. The Jr. Raiders won their pool by going 3-0 beating Martinez Elite 42-16, then won the most exciting dual of the day by beating Oak Forrest 35-32 getting a pin from Jean-Luc Guerra in the last bout of the dual. In the final round of pool wrestling the Jr. Raiders defeated Yorkville 56-10 winning 12 out of the 15 matches. Winning the pool put us in the Gold bracket semifinals versus our neighbors from Lemont. The Jr. Raiders jumped out to a lead and never looked back defeating the Bears 55-16. In the Championship bout the Jr. Raiders made the score 18-27 before Celtic Elite could pull away and beat us 43-21. This team placed 4th last year and 2nd this year, as one of the smaller clubs competing I am very impressed with this group wrestlers and the potential that they have as a unit. Great job to all the wrestlers , coaches, and parents who made the trip to support them.