101-Pound Alcocer Wins State Title
Danny Alcocer became the first-ever state champion for the Waubonsie Wrestling Club when he took first place in the 101-pound category in the Senior division at the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation state tournament this month.
Alcocer defeated Joshua West of the Sycamore Wrestling Club 4-3 in the finals.
The 13-year-old eighth-grader attends Granger Junior High and has been with the program since he was 5 years old. He will go to Waubonsie Valley High School next year.
Alcocer compiled a 38-4 record this year, including first-place finishes in tournaments at Oswego, Waubonsie and Lemont, as well as at the regionals and sectionals.
It was Alcocer's fourth trip to state in a row. He took fifth in the 95-pound Novice division last year.
Alcocer's coaches are John Dziewiatkowski and Ladd Zigman.
Other Waubonsie Wrestling Club results:
Fourth place: Chris Genslinger, Bert Kaulen, Craig Dziewiatkowski.
Fifth place: Bret Baumgardner.
Sixth place: Drew Weimer.
Other qualifiers: Brent Skorup, Luke Garbis, Christopher Louise, Cole Beebe, Jamie Garbis, Randy Mitty, Scott Andriano, Trent Gill, Jeff Pledger, Brian Bazan.
Quickest pin: Bert Kaulen 14 seconds.
First place: Craig Dziewiatkowski, Bert Kaulen, Masen Ewald, Bret Baumgardner, Rye Waldman, Mike Genslinger, Kyle Krueger, Danny Alcocer, Chris Genslinger. …