St. Viator High School athletic facilities were packed Sunday, January 6, 2013 for the Arlington Cardinals Wrestling Club (no affiliation with The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com) tournament known as “The Mid-Winter Massacre” (formerly known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre).
Hundreds of athletes age participated in the tournament from about 9:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m.
The Cardinal wrestling program is a team that regularly places in the Illinois Kid’s Wrestling Federation State Tournament. Individuals from the Cardinals have gone on to be the most successful wrestlers at their High School. These wrestlers include Ben Zintak (Prospect), Dave Stoltz (Hersey), Bobby Joyce (St. Viators), James Kohlberg (Rolling Meadows), and Dan Collings (Palatine). Our recent IHSA state champions include Matt Boggess (Prospect, 2009), Scott Carlson (Wauconda, 2009), and Danny Sabatello (Stevenson, 2010/2011). In 2012, Matt Rundell became a State Finalist as a freshman at Oak Park River Forest. Many of our wrestlers have gone on to achieve further success at the college level at places such as Harvard, Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana, Truman State, Loras, and the United States Marines.
Teams in the tournament included the following …
Crystal Lake Wizards
Wheaton Warrenville Tigers
Leyden Wolf Pack
St Charles East
Buffalo Grove Bison
Lake Zurich cubs
Windy City Eagles
Batavia Pinners W.C.