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3rd Annual Rambler Wrestling Golf Outing

3rd Annual Rambler Wrestling Golf Outing

The plans for the 3rd Annual Loyola Academy Wrestling Golf Outing are set.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to the FRIENDS OF RAMBLER WRESTLING which is a not-for-profit organization that has been started and will help the members of the Loyola Wrestling Team, Youth Wrestling Club and to further the sport of wrestling in the North Shore and Chicago’s northwest side.

The Loyola Wrestling Team has made some great strides and we plan on becoming the TOP wrestling program in the North Shore and North Side of Chicago (High school & kids program) within the next few years. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! The Rambler Wrestling Club had 4 IKWF Sectional Qualifier this season. The Varsity Team had 3 All-Conference members, 2 IHSA Regional Finalists, 1 Regional Champ, 4 IHSA Sectional Qualifiers, and 1 IHSA STATE Qualifier. The Fr/So Team took a close 4th Place in the prestigious Chicago Catholic League Conference Tournament. The Rambler Wrestling Club had over 40 participants in its club this past season and we anticipate the same level next season. We are heading in the right direction and we are excited to take this program to the Next Level!

Make plans now to join us on July 25th, 2014 at the Wilmette Golf Club (in Wilmette off Lake just West of Loyola) for a fun day of golf, games, raffles, food, cocktails and camaraderie. Get your foursomes together now and register to join us at this event as soon as possible.
Tee times will start at around 12:45pm. It will be a shotgun start, so you must arrive by 12:15. Dinner will be served at the conclusion of golf (around 5:30 if you are planning on coming just for the dinner).

The Wilmette Golf Club located at: 1200 Wilmette Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091

The cost for this great event and fundraiser will be $150 dollars per person, which will include 18 holes of Golf, a cart, T-Shirt and dinner will be served after the golf is done in the club house. During the dinner portion of the evening, prizes will be raffled. If you do not want to sign up as a foursome but would like to play with a specific group of people, please feel free to indicate that when registering and we would be happy to accommodate and pair you up with your group.

We are also seeking Hole Sponsors, gifts and donations for the event. We will be having a raffle with donated items, gift cards, etc… So, anything you are willing to contribute will be greatly appreciated. We would love your company to be a sponsor of this great event. The cost for the Hole Sponsorship will be $200. Sponsorship includes: Signage at the designated hole. Company Logo and information featured prominently on event sponsored program. Logo and company information added to the Rambler Wrestling Website in the Sponsor page and a link to your business website. Families also interested in sponsoring a hole are welcome to do so as well! These Hole Sponsorships have filled up fast the last 2 years, so if you are interested or would like to sponsor a hole as a family, please register early. Hole Sponsors must register by: July 9th, 2014

Prizes will be given for the longest drive, closest to the pin. Feel free to forward this to anyone who can help us in this fantastic philanthropic event!

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact me via e-mail:

Registration Due: July 11th, 2014

Please make all checks payable to: FRIENDS OF RAMBLER WRESTLING

You can mail registration form and checks to: Christopher Stephens
4698 N Kasson Ave. Chicago, IL 60630

Thanks in advance for participating in the 3rd Annual Loyola Academy Wrestling Golf Outing & please pass this along to anyone that may be interested!


Loyola’s Ryan Wosick wants more after taste of state

Loyola's Ryan Wosick wants more after taste of state

Great article about Loyola’s Ryan Wosick about his experience at the state tournament and his goals for the upcoming season! He has already started training for next season and began his quest to become a State Champion next season. Way to make Loyola proud, Ryan and keep up the hard work this off-season.

What does being an IHSA Sectional Qualifier mean to you?

This is the question that I asked Loyola’s 4 wrestlers that qualified for the IHSA Sectional Tournament (Feb. 14 – Feb. 15 @ Barrington HS).  Let’s hear what they had to say….



Alex Lopez (Sr) – 126, Ryan Wosick (Jr) – 182, Peter McPike (Sr) – 195, Kevin Dolick (Sr) – 160

ALEX LOPEZ:     As a Senior Captain, the greatest achievement I have to date in wrestling was to win my third place match at regionals to advance to the sectional tournament. Right now, Kevin, Peter, Ryan and I are reaping the benefits of our years of hard work. However we’re not done yet. For me, sectionals is an opportunity to pursue further success on the mat, and create some memorable moments along the way.

RYAN WOSICK:   Being a sectional qualifier to me means I am one step closer to being a state qualifier. The bigger goal at hand is qualifying for state and sectionals is a stepping stone to achieving that goal.

PETER McPIKE:   Become a sectional qualifier means a lot. It is a recognition of and reward for all the work I have put into wrestling. But mostly, I see it as a recognition of the thing other has given me or done for me. My coaches, teammates, and especially parents have done so much for me over the years, without which I could never have gotten to where I am today. Any awards or accomplishments I receive are really due to the opportunities they have given me.  

KEVIN DOLICK:  Qualifying for sectionals has been a huge personal milestone. I have never been especially good at wrestling until this year. Last year I went 2-12 on varsity, so going into this season I was already feeling discouraged. Coach Stephens has always talked about wrestling being a sport involving delayed gratification, but I wasn’t sure if that gratification was coming or not. This season, everything just seemed to click though. I finally solidified the basics of wrestling, something that unfortunately took me all of four years to learn, and found my niche of leg riding. Going from a 2-12 unseeded regional wrestler to a 20-10 sectional qualifier has shown me the potential that I have and that everyone possesses. Wrestling is the single most revealing sport of an athlete; no other sport shows truer integrity and character in an individual. I have seen my team and myself grow these last four years because of the way we push each other in the room. Pushing each other to be the best in a live match or the fastest in a sprint has paid off though and is sending four of us down to Barrington this weekend.  

Good Luck at the IHSA Sectional Tournament this weekend!  GO RAMBLERS!

2013-14 Loyola Wrestling Schedule – Poster

2013-14 Loyola Wrestling Schedule - Poster

We look forward to seeing you this season!