Raptor Nasir Bailey is Ironman Champion

In arguably the most competitive high school wrestling tournament in the nation, Rich Township junior Nasir Bailey WON the 132lb title!  The Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament took place this past weekend in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  The tournament drew over 80 nationally ranked wrestlers and many of the nation’s toughest high school teams.  Nasir dominated his opponents, from the first match to the last, over the course of the two day tournament.

In addition to winning the 132lb title, Nasir also won the coveted Mendoza Award, for scoring the most team points in the tournament.  Coach Pell raved about Nasir, saying, “I’m beyond proud of how hard this young man has worked and the success that he has created.  If you see him in the hallways please let him hear it and congratulate him.”  Prior to this momentous win, Nasir was Illinois State Champion as a freshman at T.F. North, and Texas state champion out of Martin High School as a sophomore.   

If you want to follow along with the success of Nasir and the rest of the Raptor Wrestling Team, be sure to follow them on social media: Twitter/Instagram/Facebook

The Raptor Wrestling team will compete again on Thursday, December 15th with a match against Crete-Monee; they will also host our annual varsity tournament this Saturday, December 18th at the STEM campus.  As for the rest of the season, Nasir says, “I want to focus on dominating the competition.”

Be sure to come out and support your Raptor Wrestlers!