Justin Hull, East's representative at 285 pounds, valiantly fought to a second-place finish after a tough 3-1 loss to Aydin Guttridge of Rockford East. Hull placed third last season, building upon a decorated prep wrestling career.
"The fact I was in the state championship is still kind of sinking in," Hull said. "My coaches have been great, and the whole St. Charles wrestling family...it's been phenomenal and it's not something I'm going to forget."
Chumbley faced Montini rival Fidel Mayora for the ninth time in the past two years, prevailing 2-1 in double overtime on an escape. Chumbley defeated Mayora last year in the state finals. He's only lost to Mayora once – in last year's team quarterfinals a week after individual state.