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Travis Ford-Melton captured second in Class 3A State at 120 pounds.

Feb. 15-17- IHSA 4A Individual State

Marian state qualifiers
120 pounds- Travis Ford-Melton:
beat Reese Martin (Glenbard East), T/F 20-3, 5:27; beat Jake Harrier (Jacobs), 15-4; beat Tommy Frezza (Stevenson), 3-2; lost to Anthony Molton (Lockport), 7-4 title.
126- Carlos Champagne: lost to Reese Durlacher (Mundelein), 10-5 (eliminated).
132- Reece Heller: beat Andy Posledni (Batavia), 1-0; beat Kai Conway (Barrington), 5-3; lost to Real Woods (Montini), T/F 15-0, 3:33; pinned by Patrick Nolan (Sandburg), 1:56; beat Dontrell Johnson (Rockford East), 11-3, fifth place.
138- Holden Heller:
beat Juan Rivera (Glenbard North), 8-4; beat Jacob Dado (Marist), 4-3; pinned by Fidel Mayora (Montini), 1:08; beat Niko Derain, 14-13; lost to Jadob Dado (Marist), 9-4, third place.


Jan. 26- Marian 5th at ESCC Championship; Champagne wrestler of meet

Team standings: 1. Marian Central Catholic 186, 2. Notre Dame 118, 3. Nazareth 102, 4. Marist 96, 5. Marian Catholic 85.5, 6. Carmel Catholic 84, 7. Saint Patrick 64, 8. Saint Viator 57.5, 9. Joliet Catholic 57.5.

Marian winners
113 pounds- 1. Kendall Norfleet (MC) beat Jack Finnegan (JC), 4-3.
126- 1. Travis Ford-Melton (MC) pinned Daniel Valeria (MCC), 4:29.
132- 1. Carlos Champagne (MC) beat Anthony Randazzo (MCC), 16-11.
145- 1. Holden Heller (MC) beat Alex Camillo (NZ), 9-1.

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2016 IHSA Class 2A State runner-up

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State tournament photos by Tim O'Brien, Beverly Review
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