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Kaneland Athlete of the Week: Kaneland wrestler senior Dan Goress

Kaneland senior Dan Goress said he likely will know more about his college wrestling options after this weekend’s IHSA State Meet in Champaign, but the Sugar Grove resident has already demonstrated his dominance at the high school level.

After winning the 145-pound IHSA Class 2A Rochelle Sectional championship Saturday, Goress, the St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week, is gearing up for what he hopes will be a big finish at Assembly Hall.

Kane County Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab recently caught up with Goress about the climax of his season.

The following is an edited transcript:

How would you rate your performance at sectionals?

Not too bad. I feel like I wrestled a little flat because it was a long day sitting around and not getting too much mat time, but sectionals is one of the last tournaments, so you can’t have a bad match, just go out there and win, and I feel like I did what was needed and got what I needed to get done.

What’s your mindset as you get ready for state?

Just zero-zero, one match at a time, not looking forward to anything, just going out to have fun. It’s the last tournament, and hoping for a lot of success, but just one match at a time, and it’s anyone’s game.

Do you watch any type of wrestling on TV?

I just watch Big Ten Network and the NCAA. That’s just about it.

What’s your most challenging class this semester?

Definitely English.

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