Dundee-Crown wrestling coach Al Zinke, who recent joined the 500-win club, kept insisting that Crystal Lake Central was the team to beat at the FVC Meet. No believed it, except maybe for the Tiger Mat Squad itself. Central had been knocking on the door the past couple years and finally pulled it off today, stunning the 7-time conference champs to win the FVC crown at Woodstock. The Tigers have beaten D-C the past two years in dual meets. Nevertheless, the Chargers won last year’s league meet for the seventh straight time. Most assumed history would repeat itself when D-C sat within striking distance heading into today’s semifinals. But Central went on to claim five conference titles to D-C’s three, ending the Chargers’ stranglehold on the league wrestling crown.
Here are the final standings:
Crystal Lake Central 300; Dundee-Crown 250; Woodstock 135.5; Prairie Ridge 131; Cary-Grove 121.5; McHenry 111.5; Crystal Lake South 110; Jacobs 101; Huntley 87; Grayslake North 79; Grayslake Central 75; Johnsburg 65