On Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, Twin Groves Middle School will host the 6th-annual Lindsey Durlacher Wrestling Tournament at Twin Groves, 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG.
Varsity wrestlers from 12 middle schools are participating in the double-elimination tournament, including Plum Grove, Wilmette, Caruso, Maple, Northwood, Daniel Wright, Millburn, Cooper, River Trails, Magee, and Holmes, as well as Twin Groves. Wrestlers will weigh in from 7–8 a.m. and matches begin at 9 a.m. MORE INFO
The tournament honors Illinois wrestling standout District 21 Cooper Middle School alumnus Lindsey Durlacher, who passed away following an accident in June 2011. A State Champion in 8th grade, he earned two more state championships at Buffalo Grove High School and was All American and a National Runner-up in his senior year at the University of Illinois. He went on to wrestle internationally and earned a bronze medal as a USA World Greco Team member in 2006.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Lindsey Durlacher Scholarship Fund, to help support local athletes who want to wrestle at the college level. As a collegiate and post-collegiate wrestler, Durlacher qualified for an unprecedented four Senior USA Maccabi Games and earned gold medals in Greco Roman and Freestyle wrestling at each.
For more info, please contact Adam Greenberg.