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Waukegan club is becoming a factor in USA Wrestling at national level

Waukegan club is becoming a factor in USA Wrestling at national level

From an historical perspective, Waukegan has been the most successful high school wrestling program in Lake County. That said, according to the IHSA, no Waukegan wrestler has earned even a top-six finish at state in more than a decade, as the last was 215-pound state champ David Oliva in 2002.. Derrick Noble is one who's aware of Waukegan's glorious wrestling past, and as head of the Waukegan Youth Wrestling Club, he wants to see the school return to the glory days, or at least start the glory days anew. And based on results for his club members in recent state and national competitions, he's on the right track. The two biggest achievements this summer were by club...

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