Panthers Earn Spots at State Championships

Three Naperville Middle School Students competed last week at state championships.

Submitted by the Naperville Wrestling Club

Three members of the Naperville Panthers Wrestling Club earned spots in the 2012 Illinois Kid Wrestling Federation State Championship Tournament by qualifying at Saturday's West Chicago Sectional Tournament.

Naperville residents Lucas Van Poucke, Jake Keating and Alex Hunter claimed bids to the IKWF Championships to be held March 9 - 10, 2012, in Rockford, Ill. Keating finished third in the Senior Division (13 - 14 years old) 74 lbs. class. Van Poucke, 79 lbs., and Hunter, 189 lbs., both finished in 4th Place in their respective Senior Division brackets. The IKWF West Chicago Sectional, held at South Elgin High School on March 3, annually features the top youth wrestlers from throughout the western suburbs.

Keating and Hunter are students at and Van Poucke attends . The Naperville Wrestling Club is based at Naperville Central High School and is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. More information about the Naperville Wrestling Club is available on the club's web site at www.napervillewrestlingclub.com


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