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Fabian Lopez (132, second place), Logan Roach (182, third place) and Dahnweih all will be making return trips to state. It’s the third time Lopez and Dahnweih have qualified for state, and the second for Roach.
Also qualifying for state were Ben Aranda (106, third), Blake McGee (126, second), Damien Lopez (138, third) and Tommy Curran (113 , second). The previous Barbs record for most individuals sent to the state tournament was eight.
Gillum already had been in close matches, winning Friday, 1-0, and in Saturday’s semifinal, 4-0. Aranda, Damien Lopez (138) and Roach controlled their wrestleback consolation matches. Aranda won by 16-1 tech fall and he took third because of an opponent’s injury default.
“My coaches kept telling me to bounce back,” Aranda said about a 3-2 loss to second-ranked Jameir Castleberry of Proviso East. “Real great wrestlers will bounce back. … It was tough to think about, but once I got back on the mat, it was business. You’ve got to handle business.”