Illinois State Wrestling Take 2

After we chronicled the events in the Class A 160 pound weight class and the curious surroundings we have found an example in the same tournament on the same days with a DRASTICALLY different outcome.

Not unlike Andy Hoselton of Prairie Central who had an unblemished record going in, Nick Fontanetta of Crystal Lake South was hoping for a State Championship, his weight class is 112 pounds.  After advancing to Saturday’s semi finals with as much ease as possible this happened;

But disaster struck the Gators’ junior in his Saturday morning match against Joliet Central Trayvon Zabala.

The Steelmen sophomore caught Fontanetta in a vulnerable position, and his violent takedown sent the Gators’ standout to a local hospital.

Granted Fontanetta did go to a hospital and Hoselton did not, based upon reports (all inquiries about the EXACT circumstances of the Hoselton/Cain match have not be returned) both wrestlers sustained a head injury.

“He suffered a concussion,” South coach Ross Ryan said.

Speaking about Fontanetta, but rather than being allowed to return, the junior was not give the OK to return to the mat and thus Continue reading