Sycamore Invitational: Spartanmania



Sycamore High School, Sycamore, IL- The following is a chronicle of The XLI Annual Sycamore Wrestling Invitational held on Saturday January 9th, 2016. There were 25 teams from all over the state. Local teams included: Cary-Grove HS, Hampshire HS, Huntley HS, Marengo HS, McHenry HS and Woodstock North HS.


Hats off to Sycamore HS and the Spartan Athletic Department for a well run and successful event. Thank you to Spartan Principal Tim Carlson, Athletic Director Chauncey Carrick and wrestling head coach Brian Davis for making everyone feel welcome and running the Invitational like a well oiled machine. Great job Sycamore HS and the town of Sycamore!

The area teams competed well and with pride and made a fine showing for their respective schools. The following coaches should be proud of the young gentlemen that make up their teams: Trojans Mike Buhr, Whip-Purs Brian Iossi, Red Raiders BJ Bertelsman, Indians Tim Keefer, Warriors Will Gaddy and Thunder’s Tim Creighton. Well done, Coaches!

A special shout out goes to local coaching legend Will Gaddy, who will retire at the end of this his 21st season. Heading into the 2015-2016 season, Gaddy had a impressive 280-125 overall dual meet record. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors Coach. You will be missed!

Sycamore Invitational results:

  • 1st Washington HS 436.5
  • 2nd Hononegah HS 523.5
  • 3rd Huntley HS 436.5
  • 11th McHenry HS 310.5
  • 14th Sycamore HS 276.5
  • 16th Marengo HS 228
  • 17th Cary-Grove HS 227.5
  • 20th Hampshire HS 225.5
  • 23rd Woodstock North HS 179

Top local finishers include:

  • Dominic Swanson HHS (280) 1st place
  • Josh Stenger HHS (120) 1st place
  • Zachary Spencer HHS (112) 2nd place
  • Jake Fiorito WN HS (160) 1st place
  • Michael Gustafson C-G HS (160) 2nd place (lost to Fiorito of WN HS)


It was great day in Sycamore, thanks again to all who made The XLI Annual Sycamore Wrestling Invitational an enduring athletic tour de force.


Check out this cool video of C-G Trojan Michael Gustafson from The Sycamore Invitational: