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Lincoln-Way East senior Jake LaMonto hoped for another shot at Lockport’s Andrew Blackburn-Forst.
When the two met in the 195-pound championship match at the Tom Lahey Invitational on Jan. 25, LaMonto jumped out to a big early lead, but Blackburn-Forst battled back and pinned him.
Two weeks later, they met again in the finals at the Class 3A Lockport Regional on Saturday, Feb. 8.
“The entire week, I focused a lot of my game plan specifically for him,” LaMonto said. “When I was down, I just knew I had to come back. There were no excuses at this point.