Editor's Note: The following is a release from the Valley View School District.
Nine VVSD middle school student-athletes qualified for the March 9 and 10 Illinois Elementary School Association’s state wrestling finals in DeKalb with top three finishes in sectionals at Hinsdale South High School this past weekend.
Four of the wrestlers won their divisions.
The combined / team led the way with two winners: Martinez eighth-grader Daniel Carreno (155 pounds) and eighth-grader Kammeran Hughes (167 pounds), and two other state qualifiers: Lukancic eighth-grader Geo Dekire (second at 112 pounds) and Martinez eighth-grader Steven Moon (third at 100 pounds).
eighth-grader Josh Alexander was the sectional champ at 135 pounds, while eighth-grader Jack Kayhart (third at 199 pounds) and eighth-grader Rafael Gonzalez (third at 167 pounds) also qualified.
seventh-grader Trevell Timmons won the 112 pound weight class and eighth-grader John O’Brien qualified by finishing second at 85 pounds.
The state finals will be held at the Convocation Center on the Northern Illinois University campus.