Orosco had been rolling, but he ran into a hiccup, losing, 3-1, to Washington’s Zeke Hulet in the title match.
“He wrestled tough,” Kaneland coach Joe Orosco said. “Him being the last one here, it’s kind of tough. ... He had a good tournament. We wish that last match had gone a certain way, but whatever.”
Where Hunter rolled through the wrestlebacks Saturday, his teammates had tough battles in their path to third.
Montani won a 1-0 thriller in the consolation semifinals against Belvidere’s Presley Beasley, riding out Beasley in the third period to preserve the shutout. In the third-place match against Joliet Catholic Academy’s Jack Finnegan, Montani was eight seconds away from being ridden out for a 1-0 loss, and instead got a late reversal for the win.
“Usually you’re not looking for that right away. Usually, you’re looking to get to your feet and get one [point],” Montani said. “I knew with eight seconds left I probably wasn’t going to get to my feet cause he rode me out the whole period. I got that elbow hooked, felt it, went for it and ended up getting it.”
Beaudoin also had a couple of thrillers in his last two matches after losing his semifinal, 3-0, to Geneseo’s Billy Blaser.
“My semifinal match didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to,” Beaudoin said. “I just had to push the pace some more. I was a little nervous going into it, and that just made me more tired. But I say it went pretty good overall, aside from my semifinal match.”
In the consolation semifinal, he ended up with a pin with one second left in the second against Richwoods’ Jamel Jackson. He traded a pair of reversals in that one before securing the pin on a reversal.