Each month the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Month. The recipient for the month of January is junior wrestler Anthony Bitner.
During the month, Bitner finished second at the Geneva Tournament (20 teams), second in the South Suburban Conference meet (where he earned all-conference status), and finished the regular season at 32-2. He finished the regular season with 97 takedowns and was on the verge of completing the first 100-takedown season at OLCHS since 2005.
Last weekend, he was 34-2 heading into the Illinois High School Association Sectional at Bolingbrook where he qualified for the IHSA State Meet with a fourth-place finish in the very competitive 152-pound weight class. He will compete at the state meet this weekend.
Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Jessica Sauerwein (Girls Bowling), Sami Osmani (Boys Basketball), Madelyn McGrath (Girls Basketball), Luke Fritz (Boys Swim), and Mariano Gonzalez (Boys Bowling).