AT GLENBROOK SOUTH: The host Titans came away with five place-winners in the 51st annual Rus Erb Tournament, which was completed on Dec. 20. They took ninth in the 17-team meet with 91.5 points.
The team’s top effort was turned in by junior Shawki Rayyan, who earned runner-up honors at 220 pounds. Rayyan is now 16-5 on the season.
Shouki Skunnarah helped the GBS cause by placing third at 182 pounds, while Jack Giannini (132 pounds), Matt Meyer (138 pounds) and Diego Montesinos (152 pounds) ended up with fourth-place finishes.
Meyers has the team’s best record: 18-3.
Glenbrook North wound up 11th in the tourney with 54 points. Senior Vince Agins went 3-1 to place second at 170 pounds. Teammate Jacob Karb was fifth at 220.
Loyola Academy, which finished 12th with 53.5 points, had two wrestlers earn runner-up honors: Ryan Wosick at 182 and Joe Scheidt at 195. Drew Johnson took sixth at 106.
Wosick (20-3) lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Metea Valley’s Dylan Ervin. Scheidt (13-4) was defeated 7-2 in the title match by Pat Mulkerin of St. Ignatius.
AT HINSDALE CENTRAL: Senior Alec McKenna was New Trier’s top finisher in the 49th annual Rex Whitlatch Invite on Dec. 19-20. He took second at 132 pounds.
McKenna, a Northwestern University commit, recorded two falls and a major decision before losing his first match of the season to Montini Catholic’s Dylan Duncan 1-0 in the final. The senior is now 15-1.
The Trevians, who placed ninth in the 24-team field with 96 points, had two other placers: Jack Lowell (7th at 170) and David Raynes (8th at 285). Lowell, a sophomore, is now 15-5 on the season.
AT LAKE PARK: Highland Park finished with five medalists in the Krupke Classic on Dec. 20. The Giants scored 91.5 points to take seventh in the team standings (16 teams).
HP’s top finish was turned in by sophomore D.J. Penick. He went 3-1 in the tourney, losing 3-0 in the 152-pound championship to Marian Central’s Nick Remke. Penick had two pins in the meet.
Spencer Jacobson (160) and John Ciancio (170) placed third, while Alex Rosenbloom (126) and Andrew Cohen (132) finished fourth. Jacobson defeated Maine West’s Jake Riportella 14-5 in his third-place bout, while Ciancio capped things off with a pin in 65 seconds against Warren’s Andrew Demos.