State Wrestling: Oak Forest Returns with 1 Champ, 2 Medal Winners

Oak Forest's Danny Swan won the 106-pound championship in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Champaign. Teammate Alec Brown placed fourth at 220.

Oak Forest sophomore Danny Swan will have plenty of time before he writes his wrestling swan song.

For now, he can feel good about winning the Class 2A state championship in the 106-pound weight class.

Swan edged Nkosi Moody of Rich Central 4-2 in a tense overtime thriller in the final on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Swan was one of two Bengal individuals to return home with a medal hanging around his neck.

Senior Alec Brown placed fourth in the 220-pound weight class. Brown won 3-of-4 matches before dropping a 5-2 decision to Montini's Edgar Ruano in the third-place match.

NANCY GRACE February 18, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Ron Kremer (Editor) February 18, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Shawn Forst has the Bengals' wrestling program on the rise. Congrats!
colleen domke February 18, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I was there!! Way to go Danny Swan and Alec Brown as well as all qualifiers from our area schools, including Patrick Kristen, Francis Edelen, Mousa Jodeh, and Jim Kluk of Oak Forest. Jake Domke, Frank Voltattorni & Jason Kaminski of Marian Catholic, Mario Leveille from Marist and many others from surrounding suburbs. Many of these guys are not seniors yet. Look out next year!!! Some of the best wrestling in the country right here in our gyms! Kudos to some great coaching in high school and all through IKWF!!!! where they all got a great start!
Bucket2tekcuB February 19, 2013 at 03:56 PM
my daughters 1st crush. Awww. We rooted for Danny @ home & watched live online. So Cool. VOTE DANNY for PATCH MVP ( he's already up 2pts, let's increase that !! )


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