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Boys wrestling: Hinsdale South sophomore emerging as one of top wrestlers in state

<p>Josh King (far right) during 220 pounds 3rd place bout of the Rex Whitlatch Invitational. King won 15-5. | Steve Johnston/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Josh King (far right) during 220 pounds 3rd place bout of the Rex Whitlatch Invitational. King won 15-5. | Steve Johnston/For Sun-Times Media

The Hornets' sophomore burst on the state wrestling scene last year as a freshman and carried a No. 3 state ranking into Saturday’s Whitlatch Invite, according to High School Cube News.

Hinsdale South sophomore Josh King knew at an early age that he was destined to be a wrestler.

“It’s been a sport that my family has done my whole life,” King said. “My dad, uncle, sister and my aunt all wrestled. I was just always expected to wrestle.”

He’s not complaining.

King has been wrestling for 10 years, starting with the Proviso Powerhouse Wrestling Club. He has emerged as one of the top wrestlers in his 220-pound weight division after earning a state berth as a freshman.

“It was a big surprise to me,” King said. “I did not expect to make it and no one on the [coaching staff] did either.”

The 6-foot-6 King is not surprising anyone this season.

[Read more at High School Cube News]

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