original photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com
The Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week Award this week goes to Dylan Ragusin of Montini Catholic in Lombard, Illinois. Over the weekend, Ragusin went 5-0 at the Journeymen Classic to take home gold at 125 pounds. Ragusin, a senior, was dominant in his pool, going 3-0 with two falls and a 14-2 major decision. He then rolled in his semifinal to the tune of a 16-6 major. The finals matchup was a big one between him and No. 2-ranked Nic Bouzakis of Wyoming Seminary. Bouzakis used a pair of big moves to jump out to a 10-0 lead, but mid-way through the third period Ragusin connected on a headlock and took Bouzakis to his back to pick up the fall and the gold. Ragusin is currently ranked ninth in the country but will be moving up in the new rankings come Wednesday. Dylan is a three-time Illinois state finalist and a 2019 champion.
Congratulations to Dylan Ragusin, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.