Wrestling Club: Rochelle duo duels at 2023 Illinois Midget Championships

Dominic Escatel wrestles during the 2023 Illinois Midget Championships in Bedford Park this past weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Andronic, Escatel represent Junior Hubs at tournament in Bedford Park

BEDFORD PARK — The Rochelle Wrestling Club sent two athletes to the 2023 Illinois Midget Championships at the Wintrust Sports Complex over the weekend. Nehemiah Andronic and Dominic Escatel competed in the three-day tournament that ran from March 17-19. 

Escatel competed in the Boys Midget 76 Division and went 1-2 over three bouts. Escatel opened the tournament with a 9-4 decision over Bolingbrook’s Easton Breen to advance into the second round, where Escatel conceded a fall against Yorkville’s Robert Martino. Escatel faced off with Channahon’s Ryan Stuart in the consolation bracket, falling just short by 6-2 decision. 

Andronic went 0-2 over two bouts in the Boys Midget 59 Division. Andronic faced Tribe Wrestling’s Maddox Martinez in the first round of the championship bracket, conceding a fall before battling against Demolition Wrestling’s Padraig Brady, losing by 9-3 decision.