Each week the Athletic Department and the Spartan Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of January 29 is junior wrestler Nico Uriarte.
Although he entered Saturday’s Illinois High School Association Regional Wrestling meet at Mount Carmel as an unseeded competitor, Uriarte beat the Reavis heavyweight twice in one day after losing to him twice earlier this season.
In the third-place match, Uriarte defeated his Reavis opponent in the ultimate tie-breaker, which was an eight-and-a-half-minute match. With that victory, he advanced to the IHSA Sectional meet this Friday at Hinsdale Central. The wins he earned on Saturday bumped his season total to 19.