February 20, 2017

Seven sweet photos from state wrestling

This past weekend we covered over 170 wrestlers competing at the IHSA Individual Wrestling State Finals for our newspaper partners around the state. See more than 300 additional photos from the weekend in our galleries from our coverage of the toughest athletes in high school sports from all three days at this year's state tournament in our photo archives here: 2017 State Wrestling Galleries. Here's a look six sweet photos from our collection that we know wrestlers love to see.

Lockport Township's Trevell Timmons celebrates his victory
Lockport Township's Trevell Timmons celebrates his victory over Marmion Academy's Nate Jimenez after their 160-pound Class 3A championship match at the IHSA Individual State Wrestling Finals on Saturday. The Porters' senior won the bout, 5-3. Click here to see our photo collection of Timmons.

Providence Catholic's Cole Smith throws Marmion Academy's Brad Gross
Providence Catholic's Cole Smith throws Marmion Academy's Brad Gross during their 152-pound Class 3A championship semifinal match. Gross lost the bout 14-1, but went on to finish third after beating Huntley freshman David Ferrante by sudden victory, 4-2.

Downers Grove South's Sergio Villalobos
Downers Grove South's Sergio Villalobos celebrates his victory over New Trier's Jake Lowell after their third-place match. Villalobos won the bout, 4-1.

St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin
St. Charles East's Justin Benjamin tires to fend off an attack by Huntley's Josh Stenger during their 120-pound Class 3A preliminary match. Benjamin won the bout, 5-3.

Quincy's Tyree Williams celebrates
Quincy's Tyree Williams celebrates his first round sudden victory over Evanston's Ramin Abraham after their 220-pound Class 3A preliminary match. Willams advanced to the next round after his 3-1 clutch win.

Fabian Lopez tries to escape
DeKalb's Fabian Lopez tries to escape out of a hold by West Aurora's Isaac Jacquez during their 120-pound Class 3A championship quarterfinal match. Lopez rolled to a 10-1 major decision on his way to a second place finish at this year's state tournament.

Mercer County's Justin Carey and Illiana Christian's Isaac Lyzenga
Mercer County's Justin Carey and Illiana Christian's Isaac Lyzenga give their all to put the other on the mat during their 182-pound Class 1A championship quarterfinal match . Up in points in the second period, Carey suffered an injury that contributed to his unlikely defeat against Lyzenga on Friday.

Looking for pictures of a specific athlete or from a particular meet for your scrapbook, family album or to display in your home or office? We would be happy to search our image archive which goes back as far as 2002. Go here to request an archive search to see what photos we have in our collection available for personal and editorial use: Archive Search Request. Use the search request to see additional photos from each of the matches highlighted above if you can't find the images you are looking for in our online archive here.

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