Tyler Demo takes third at State


Tyler Demo(’17) wins match at State tournament.

Garrett Nelson, Reporter

This year’s boy’s wrestling team had a very successful season. The team had an overall record of 12-7 with a conference record of 7-2. The boy’s had a rough patch in the middle of their season with some key performers being injured or sick, but they bounced back and finished the year out strong.

Tyler Demo(‘17) really lead the team all year even through his sprained MCL. He returned from his injury with a drive to finish the season as best as possible. Demo was one of two State qualifiers for North. Demo and Sean Lock(‘18) competed at State in their respective weight classes and the team will look to continue this type of success in the upcoming years.

“State was a lot of fun,” said Demo, “plus I got to warm up to some of the people that everyone talks about being so good all year so it was a great time.”

Demo’s year was full of high’s and low’s. He started the year off with a very impressive win streak, then he sprained his MCL and was out for a time, but he came back and finished well. These triumphs and trials are truly a testament to his willpower to overcome adversity and have a strong year due to his setbacks.

“I had ups and downs,” said Demo, “but from the beginning of the season I told everyone I was the best and I finished as one of the best, so you can say I’m a prophet.”

Demo’s third place finish at State was the first time a wrestler from Belvidere North had ever placed at the State tournament. With Lock also qualifying and still having a year left, the team will look to have another record setting performance for North in wrestling.

“I’m now the first ever wrestler to place at State in North history,” said Demo, “so now I’ll be remembered forever.”

This historic finish for Belvidere North will definitely be remembered forever. His picture will be put up on the wall opposite of the athletic office to serve as a reminder of what we are capable of if we culminate hard work and determination to do what it takes to win. These attributes are what it takes to be a successful competitor and the athletes are awarded with the satisfaction of their success and their name and face being forever placed on the BNHS Wall of Fame.