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Feb. 16-18- IHSA 4A Individual State

Marian state qualifiers
113 pounds- Travis Ford-Melton:
pinned Bobby Tornabene (S. Elgin), 2:57; lost to Joey Melendez (Montini), 4-3; beat Jake Harrier (Jacobs), 10-3; beat Peter Ogunsanya (Oak Park), 8-1; beat Noah Surtin (Edwardsville), 10-1; pinned Anthony Molton (Lockport), 2:37 (THIRD PLACE).
132- Carlos Champagne:
lost to Jarit Shinhoster (Barrington), 6-5 (eliminated).
138- Donnell Washington:
lost to Kendall Coleman (Mount Carmel), injury default in 4:15; lost to Jaime Hernandez (Oak Park), medical forfeit (eliminated).
182- Kordell Norfleet:
pinned Cody Glidewell (St. Charles East), 2:18; pinned Chase Raap (Dundee-Crown), 2:22; beat Mason Hewitt (O'Fallon), T/F 17-2; beat Jack Jessen (Willowbrook), 13-3 (TITLE).

Feb. 11- Marian advances 4 to IHSA State

Marian Catholic advanced four wrestlers to the IHSA State meet on Feb. 16-18 at the University of Illinois, including defending state champions Travis Ford-Melton and Kordell Norfleet. They will be joined at state by Carlos Champaign and Donnell Washington.
Marian state qualifiers
113 pounds-
1. Travis Ford-Melton (MC) beat Noah Surtin (Edwardville), 8-3.
132- 1. Abdullah Assaf (Lockport) beat Carlos Champagne (MC)8-3.
138- 3. Dominick Ambrose (Providence) beat Donnell Washington (MC), 2-1.
182- 1. Kordell Norfleet (MC) beat Keontay Holmes (Alton), T/F 16-0.

Spartans capture 2nd place at 2016 IHSA 2A state tourney

Feb. 27, 2016: In its first-ever Elite Eight appearance, Marian Catholic (18-5) topped Springfield, 47-21, and Crystal Lake Central, 43-32, Saturday in Bloomington before falling to Washington, 46-22, to capture second place at the IHSA 2A team state tournament.

Ford-Melton, Champagne, Norfleet win 2016 IHSA state titles

IHSA State meet at U of I, Champaign
Travis Ford-Melton (106 pounds):
beat Justin Cardani (Champaign Centennial), 12-3; beat Trey Keeley (Washington), 5-1; beat Trevor Edwards (Mattoon), 10-3; pinned Austin Kedzie (Kaneland), 2:16 (TITLE).
Donnell Washington (120):
beat Isaac Figueroa (Sterling), 10-5; beat Sergio Esquivel (Harvard), 14-12; beat Austin Macias (Burlington Central), 16-4; lost Tyler Delaware (Washington), 4-3 (SECOND).


2016 IHSA Class 2A State runner-up

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