34-32 loss to Harlem in the state quarterfinals ends Lane's dream for a wrestling state trophy
Lane lost a heartbreaking 34-32 match vs Harlem (Machesney Park by Rockford) in the state class 3A quarterfinals. Lane started out the match with two victories by Chase Wilson and Mike Murray to get a quick 10-0 lead. Harlem won the next 3 bouts to go up 13-10.
State champion Derek Elmore of Harlem came up with a big pin over Nick Jankowski at 125lbs to give Harlem a 19-17 lead.
Going into the 2nd to final match, Max Schneider (jr) of Lane decided to give it a go despite a still recovering injured shoulder. Schneider came up with a huge pin to give Lane a big 32-28 lead. I am not an expert in wrestling scoring but if I am interpreting wrestling scoring correctly, all Lane needed in the final bout was either a win or a small loss and Lane would come up victoriuos. Instead, Josh Anthony of Harlem pinned Lane's Victor Rivera to give Harlem the 34-32 win.
I commend Lane's effort, Lane was so close to winning this match. One more win would have put Lane into the state semi-finals and guaranteed them at least a 4th place finish and state trophy.
from the IHSA:
Harlem (Machesney Park) 34 - Lane 32
Class 3A Match 1
Machesney Park (Harlem) vs. Chicago (Lane)
171—Chase Wilson (Lane) MD 11-1 Sean Jones (Harl); Lane leads 4-0
189—Mike Murray (Lane) DQ Sage Hecox (Harl); Lane lead 10-0
215—Ben Black (Harl) D OT 3-1 Dan Murray (Lane); Lane leads 10-3
285—Robert Hyde (Harl) F 2:52 Ian Rundquist (Lane); Lane leads 10-9
103—Jordan Northrup (Harl) MD 17-6 Danny Carlson (Lane); Harl lead 13-10
112—Johnny McCarthy (Lane) D OT 6-4 Zac Denny (Harl); Tied 13-13
119—Tom Angsten (Lane) MD 12-2 Dwayne Milton (Harl); Lane leads 17-13
125—Derek Elmore (Harl) F 3:21 Nick Jankowski (Lane); Harl lead 19-17
130—Matt Finnegan (Lane) D 12-7 Jake Baxter (Harl); Lane leads 20-19
135—Jake Messink (Harl) D 5-2 Hiathem Hamdan (Lane); Harl leads 22-20
140—Joseph Rialmo (Lane) F 2:19 Dieder Viederis (Harl); Lane leads 26-22
145—Kane Cunningham (Harl) F 1:15 Jeremy Edwards (Lane); Harl leads 28-26
152—Max Schneider (Lane) F 2:55 Nick Massetti (Harl); Lane leads 32-28
160—Josh Anthony (Harl) F 2:47 Victor Rivera (Lane); Harlem wins 34-32