Patrick Z. McGavin’s Aurora, Elgin, Naperville wrestling rankings and wrestler of the week for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 – Chicago Tribune


With records through Sunday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. Marmion 15-1 (1)

Freshman Joey Favia takes title at 195 pounds, helps Cadets win Batavia’s Clint Arlis invite.

2. St. Charles East 18-1 (2)

Junior Brody Murray captures the 182-pound title in Illini Classic at Lincoln-Way Central.

3. Yorkville 15-5 (3)

Sophomore Ryder Janeczko emerges from brother’s shadow at 145 for Foxes.

4. Yorkville Christian 15-5 (5)

Illinois Matmen ranks sophomore 106-pounder Aiden Larsen at No. 3 in Class 1A.

5. Naperville Central 19-8 (6)

Junior Nyree Dabney is fast, quick and powerful at 182 for Redhawks.

6. Batavia 8-14 (4)

Junior Aidan Huck (31-6) is ranked No. 5 at 126 by Illinois Matmen.

7. West Aurora 17-9 (7)

In return from injury, junior Adrian Ortiz shows versatility at 132 for Blackhawks.

8. Naperville North 16-7 (8)

Grant Gentile, a senior, produces 21-7 record at 145 for Huskies.

9. Hampshire 11-5 (NR)

Big and rangy, junior Joey Ochoa proves to be a force at 285.

10. Aurora Christian 3-3 (9)

Parker Davis, a junior, turns into stabilizing force at 145 for Eagles.

Yorkville sophomore Luke Zook had two falls and won twice by major decision Saturday in capturing the 170-pound championship of the Illini Classic at Lincoln-Way Central.

Patrick Z. McGavin is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.



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