Nationally ranked wrestlers embrace the challenge
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This past weekend, the Caravan varsity wrestling team took part in what many believe to be toughest regular season tournament in the country. The Walsh Ironman tournament in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, puts some of the best individuals and teams in the country on display. With 16 of the top 25 teams in the country at the tournament, the Caravan – ranked 30th nationally entering the event – looked to make its mark.
The team got off to a great start, and after the first day held 8th place, with 7 of the 14 wrestlers advancing to day two of the tournament.
Unfortunately, the Caravan had a tough second day, and came out with only one placer. Junior Colton Drousias led the way for the team, taking 8th place in the 113 pound weight class.
Still, in the end Mount Carmel claimed 18th place out of 89 teams.
This weekend, the challenge continues with a mega-duel at Marmion. The Caravan takes on Detroit Catholic Central (ranked 7th nationally) and Marmion Academy (ranked 27th).
Miles Hoey, a senior at Mount Carmel, is a varsity wrestler who lives on the South Side of Chicago in Beverly. Hoey would love to pursue his dreams of...