November 19 Leo at St. Rita (and Kelly High School)

78th and Western

All Levels Start Time: 5 pm
November 21 Leo at Bowen High School

2710 E 89th St.

Varsity Start Time: 5 pm
December 1 Leo at Fenton Invitational Tournament

Fenton High School 1000 W Green St in Bensenville

Varsity Start Time: 9 am
December 5 Leo at DePaul Prep (and Von Steuben)

3633 N California Ave

All Levels Start Time: 6pm
December 8 Leo at Hope Academy

Quest Sports Complex 2641 W Harrison

All Levels Start Time: 9 am
December 11 Leo at Loyola (& Brother Rice)

Loyola Academy

1100 Laramie Ave, Wilmette

All Levels Start Time: 5 pm
December 12 Leo at De La Salle (and Lindbloom)

3434 S Michigan Ave

All Levels Start Time: 5pm
December 14 Leo at Minnesota Tournament Varsity
December 15 Leo at Minnesota Tournament Varsity
December 21 Leo at Rich Central HS

3600 W 203rd St
Olympia Fields

All Levels Start Time: 5pm
December 29 Leo at St Laurence

5556 W 77th St in Burbank

JV Start Time: 8:30 am
January 5 Leo at St Laurence (with St Joseph & Washington)

5556 W 77th St in Burbank

Varsity Start Time: 1 pm
January 12 Leo at Braidwood Tournament

Reed Custer High School 249 Comet Dr in Braidwood

Varsity Start Time: 9 am
January 14 Leo at CCL Scramble

Loyola Academy

1100 Laramie Ave in Wilmette

JV Start Time: 9 am
January 19 Leo at CCL Varsity Championship

Mt Carmel High School
6410 S Dante
Chicago

Varsity Start Time: 9 am
January 26 Leo at CCL Soph Championship

Providence High School 1800 Lincoln Hwy in New Lenox

Soph Start Time: 9 am
February 2 Leo at IHSA Regionals

Bowen High School
2710 E 89th St
Chicago

Varsity Start Time: 9 am
February 8 Leo at IHSA Sectionals

Pontiac High School
1100 E Indiana St
Pontiac, Ill

Varsity
February 9 Leo at IHSA Sectionals

Pontiac High School
1100 E Indiana St
Pontiac, Ill

Varsity
February 14 Leo at IHSA State Finals

U of Illinois at Champaign

Varsity
Next Match
February 19 Leo at IHSA Team Sectionals Varsity Start Time: 5 pm
February 23 Leo at IHSA Team State Finals

Grossinger Motors Arena 101 S Madison St in Bloomington

Varsity Start Time: 9 am

The Leo Lions came up a little short in their bid to defend their IHSA Class 1-A Regional wrestling title, finishing third in this year’s regional meet at Chicago’s Bowen High School on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Leo, with 160 points, placed third behind regional winner Peotone (192 points) and runner-up Bowen (162). Only the top two finishers advance to team competition at the Pontiac Sectional on Feb. 8-9.

However, the top three individual finishers also advance, so Leo will be well-represented in Pontiac with nine individual qualifiers, led by regional champs Marco Gonzalez (138 pounds), Jordan Anderson (145), Brandon Williams (160) and Jarrelle Jones (220).

The Lions also had four runner-up finishers: Rayion Davidson at 152 pounds, Jalen Harris at 170, Devin Flakes at 182 and Martin Pumphrey at 285.

Leo’s final qualifier was Ako Franklin, third-place finisher at 113 pounds, Devale Alsup (106) and Do’ron Gee (195) just missed qualifying with fourth-place finishes.

Coaches Michial Foy and Mike Anderson hoped for better, but they were reasonably pleased with the showing considering the Lions’ inexperience and the loss of practice time to the record-breaking cold weather that closed school for two of the days leading up to the regional.

Moreover, five of Leo’s nine sectional qualifiers are underclassmen—junior Jordan Anderson, sophomores Jarrelle Jones and Martin Pumphrey and freshmen Rayion Davidson and Ako Franklin—which gives the coaches something to build on going forward.