Seven VVSD middle school wrestlers headed to state finals

3/6/2017, 6 p.m.

Four student athletes from Jane Addams and one each from Lukancic,Humphrey and Brooks middle schools will compete in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state finals in DeKalb this next weekend after strong showings at sectionals.

Jane Addams 6th grader Luis Bazan was the sectional champion at 95 pounds.

VVSD wrestlers nailed down three second place finishes including Humphrey 7th grader Elliot O’Brien (65 pounds), Addams 8th grader De’Neil Brandon (167 pounds) and Addams 7th grader Dillion Hinojosa (185 pounds).

Qualifying for state with third place finishes at sectionals were Lukancic 8th grader Jaden Ruiz (90 pounds), Addams 6th grader Julius Wardlow (80 pounds) and Brooks 8th grader Jadon Goings (105 pounds).