Carol Stream, IL- I was very lucky to meet many, many great people while I covered IHSA wrestling this past year. I met coaches, wrestlers and fans that I can now call friends. My quick indoctrination into the World of Wrestling included observing the DuPage Valley Conference Championships at Glenbard North HS in Carol Stream in January of this year. There I met superstar wrestler Austin Gomez and his family. Illinois Matmen published my story, House of Gomez : Wrestling Royalty soon thereafter. Click here to read:
Thanks to Glenbard North High School wrestling coach Tony LiFonti and Francis Gomez for arranging my interview with wrestling teaching guru Hector Gomez. Hector is married to Frances and father of Joe, Austin, Alexis and Gabriella. The Gomez Family was kind enough to invite me into their home to take some pictures and chit chat. We then jumped in our cars and headed the few blocks to Gomez Wrestling Academy. Here is the result of our awesome time spent with Team Gomez. It was a blast!!
Please click here to listen to Hector Gomez gives us insights into the world of wrestling: