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Feb 6, 2024

2024 Wrestling Champions

Shamrocks Pin Down 30th Straight CHSL Wrestling Title

The Shamrocks pinned down their 30th straight CHSL Wrestling Title this past weekend at Divine Child High School. The boys in blue scored a tournament-high 302 team points, Brother Rice finished second with 190.5 team points. The CHSL streak runs from 1995-2024, Brother Rice last won the title in 1994. DeSalle finished in 3rd with 115 pts followed by U of D in 4th with 86.5 points.

Shamrocks Capture CHSL title

The Shamrocks championship performance was driven by fourteen place winners, twelve finalists, and eight CHSL Champions at Divine Child High School. “We take great pride in the CHSL and Catholic League Wrestling tradition,” said Coach Hancock. “As a program, we don’t discuss the streak or thirty in a row, it’s another opportunity to perform, learn, and grow in preparation for the state finals. I’m proud of these guys and the performance they put together today, everyone contributed and wrestled with intensity and grit.”

Leading the way for the Shamrocks were CHSL Champions: Ryan Totten at 106lbs, Wyatt Lees at 113lbs, Caden Waatti at 126lbs, Nico Pasienza at 132lbs, Drew Brewer at 138lbs, Andrew White at 175lbs, Paxton Heitsch at 215lbs and Ben Eziuka at heavyweight. Finishing as runner-ups in their respective weight classes were: Michael Cannon at 132lbs, Daniel Stinson at 144lbs, AJ Nicosia at 157lbs, and Garen Vartanian at 190lbs. Caden Krueger finished 3rd at 165 lbs, while Antonion Boukouris finished 4th at 150 lbs.

Warriors Claim 3 Champs, 9 Place-winners

Brother Rice continues to show power as the Warriors put 5 wrestlers into the CHSL Finals, with three winning CHSL Championships. Ricardo Saenz won the gold at 132lbs, Deacon MacNeil won it at 144lbs and Alex Rabban won the title at 150lbs with a thrilling pin in the third period. Finishing second were: Richie Davis at 113lbs and Sebastian Abro at 120lbs. Placing for the warriors were: Grant Sarris placed 3rd at 106lbs, Mateo Pesaros placed 4th at 126lbs, Emmanuel Shango placed 3rd at 150lbs, and Donovan Fuller placed 4th at heavyweight.

Pilots Finish 3rd with Three Finalists

DeLaSalle finished in 3rd place as a team as three Pilots made the CHSL Finals. Maxx Krug placed 2nd at 126lbs, Joseph Montilla placed 2nd at 165lbs and Vincent Ragona placed 2nd at heavyweight. Easton Smerek placed 4th at 120lbs, Avian Shaba placed 4th at 138lbs, and Kellen Parks placed 4th at 144lbs for the Pilots.

Martinez and Tatum Repeat as Champs

Riverview Gabriel Richard’s Sebastian Martinez and St. Mary’s Ayden Tatum repeated as champions. Martinez rolled through the 165lb bracket scoring a technical fall in the finals to win back-to-back titles. Ayden Tatum of St. Mary’s pinned his way through the 150lb bracket scoring a pin in 5:32 to win his second CHSL Title.

U of D’s Joseph Stachelek Breaks Through

After finishing 3rd in 2023, U of D’s Joseph Stachelek earned the gold this year at 190lbs. Stachelek who improved his record to 39-0 scored an 18-1 technical fall in the finals. This was U of D’s first championship since Sean Mammen won it in 2022.