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KCChronicle.com/preps Athlete of the Week: Marmion 106 pound wrestler Anthony Bosco

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 5:31 a.m. CDT

Why he was selected: Bosco’s run to a 3A Naperville Central Regional title included falls in 11 and 22 seconds

Marmion junior wrestler Anthony Bosco might well be joining uncharted territory as the latest St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week. Bosco spent just 6:33 competing this week, as he notched falls in 11 seconds (quarterfinals) and 22 seconds (semifinals) before defeating Batavia freshman Michael Doranski for the regional title by 15-5 major decision Saturday. Bosco, a St. Charles resident, secured the first of the Cadets’ individual championships as Marmion also won a team regional title. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley recently spoke with Bosco about his tournament. The following is an edited transcript:

Did it feel weird being on the mat for the whole six [minutes] in the championship match? Not really. I mean, I’ve trained for it all year, so I was ready for it. I’m in good shape now. Just a couple technical things at the end of the match, but my conditioning was good.

What allowed you to be so efficient in the first two bouts? Those first two bouts, I would kind of shoot and they would leave their arms hanging, so it was easy to get my hip in and put them on their backs. In finals [Doranski] did a good job trying to stay in position on my wrists. Trying to slow me down, tie me up.

Because it’s your style to be aggressive, right? It’s definitely how I’m trained is to move forward the whole match, bang him. Just hand-fight the whole match, wear him down and just try and work to my offense.

Talk about the St. Charles connection on the team. There’s you and so many guys from there. [George] Fisher, [Johnny] Jimenez. ... Definitely, guys like George and Johnny are some of the top wrestlers in not the state, but the country. To be able to feed off them in the practice room, their leadership it definitely helps get the team going.

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