Rudy ended his freshman wrestling season by becoming Brother Rice’s very first state champion in school history.
Nuntreae ended his high school wrestling career by becoming all state in placing fourth at this past weekend’s state tournament.
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Brother Rice freshman Rudy Yates won the 106-pound championship at the Class 3A Shepard Sectional and pushed his record to 38-0. Yates defeated Santo Marciano of Shepard 18-3 in the title match.
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The Crusaders finished in third place as a team behind St. Rita and champion Mount Carmel.
Freshman Rudy Yates took 1st at 106 pounds, remaining undefeated on the year. Rudy is ranked #1 at 106 pounds in the state at Class 3A, and 5th in the nation. Junior Paul Balich also took first at the 132 pound weight class, and senior Nuntreae Jackson took 1st at 160 pounds. Senior Bill Sierzega took second at 195 pounds, sophomore Cameron Lopez took 3rd at 120 pounds, and senior Mark Tilkes took 4th at 182 pounds.
The team will continue on the road to state in 2 weeks at the regional tournament at Mount Carmel.
The Friends of Brother Rice Wrestling, with the support of the school administration and board of directors, are trying to raise much needed funds to help support the team in the hopes of building a new wrestling room.
Wrestling is a sport that has been around and celebrated for ages, and wrestlers, like any other athletes, need to train, develop, and thrive. The Brother Rice wrestling team has had much success; they have turned out stellar performances, thanks to their abilities and an excellent coaching staff led by Bill Weick, a 56 year veteran coach. However, without the proper space to train and practice, these young men and coaches are limited in their potential and growth.
That is why we are asking YOU to help!
Please join us on January 19,2013, at
Bleeker’s Bowling Lanes
3447 W 95th Street
Cost: $30.00 per person, $90.00 per family (4 or more)
Cost includes free bowling, food, water, and pop
Please RSVP to the Brother Rice main office or by mailing to
Brother Rice High School
ATTN: Katie Elwood
10001 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60655
If you have any questions, contact Katie or Patrick Elwood (’85)
708-305-5465 or email@example.com
The Friends of Brother Rice Wrestling will hold an event on Saturday, January 19, at Bleeker’s Bowling Lanes, 3447 W 95th Street, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. This event was planned to help raise funds to build a wrestling room at Brother Rice High School.
The cost is $30 per person or $90 per family and will include free bowling, food, water, and pop; a cash bar will be featured. Please download the flyer to RSVP and view the donation options available for this event.
For more information, contact Katie or Patrick Elwood ’85 at 708-305-5465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Crusader wrestling team for their showing at the Buffalo Grove High School wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 9. Varsity grapplers Rudy Yates and Nuntreae Jackson both took a 1st place win; and Paul Balick, Pete Capron and Bill Sierzega all took 2nd place.
The freshman wrestlers also performed well at this past weekend’s Richards High School wrestling tournament. Mark Ferguson and Christian Acevedo took 1st place, and Dominic Capron took 3rd place.
Outstanding performances were made by Rudy Yates, Brendan Howard, Luke Leibforth, Nuntreae Jackson, and a whole host of Crusader mat men.