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Graduates of Downers Grove High Schools Make Wrestling Team at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Nov 09, 2018 12:46PM ● By Hannah Ott

Downers Grove, IL – The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team released its roster for the 2018-19 season, which begins this Saturday at the Luther Open. The roster includes Nicholas Bonomo, graduate of Downers Grove North, and Jake Holous, graduate of Downers Grove South. 

Senior, Nicholas Bonomo, is from Downers Grove and studies Physical Education at UW. He placed third at both the WIAC Championships and the NCAA Regional and totaled a 21-15 record for the year. He is listed as a "Contender" at 174 pounds by

The team also welcomes many newcomers like Jake Holous from Willow Springs. He is a Freshman at UW, majoring in Criminology. He earned a great opportunity with the team which already has an outstanding record. 

Last season, UW-Whitewater placed second at the WIAC Championship and third at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional on its way to a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, the team's highest finish since 2015. The team finished with a 10-5 dual record, including a perfect 5-0 mark in conference duals and a 21-20 victory over top-ranked Wartburg (Iowa) on Dec. 2, 2017, the Knights' first dual loss since 2014. First-year head coach Matt Zwaschka, who served as an assistant for the Warhawks from 2005-11, looks to help the Warhawks remain an annual contender and claim a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship.

On January 25 and 26, the UW-Whitewater Wrestling Team will head to Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., for the annual Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational. Follow the link for information about last year's Invitational.

About UW-Whitewater: For more than 140 years, UW-Whitewater has provided students with the education and training to begin their careers with a solid foundation behind them. The UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.

Source: Chris Lindeke 262-472-1147