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Lincoln-Way Central High School to host 8th annual Ryan Burke memorial wrestling tournament
Friday, December 16, 2016

Lincoln-Way Central High School will host the 8th Annual Ryan Burke Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Lincoln-Way Central fieldhouse.

Lincoln-Way Central Athletic Director, Matt Lyke, says, “In February of 2009 the Lincoln-Way Central Wrestling family suffered a tragedy which affected everyone in our community. Ryan Burke had qualities that made him a leader inside the classroom, as well as on the wrestling mat. Ryan was a kind and generous person who brought a smile to everyone he encountered. He was an honor roll student and always volunteered to help other students. He loved the ability to compete individually with other athletes, while always focusing on team success. Ryan led by example, often moving in the lineup and assuming whatever role necessary to assure team success. Ryan is remembered as a person who was an important part of the Lincoln-Way Central Wrestling Team.”