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Illinois boy seeks wrestling GOLD

$3,630 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 45 people in 8 months
We are raising money for Luke Luffman to compete for the US Greco Cadet World Team in Zagreb, Croatia (July 3-9) at the World Championships.  Luke earned his spot on the US Greco World Team over the weekend, going 4-0 to win the 110-kg cadet Greco bracket at the UWW Cadet World Team Trials, held in Akron, Ohio.  Part of the preparation for the World Championship includes training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO (June 21-28).  Any donations will go towards the training and travel expenses that are necessary to compete in this event.  Anyone who knows Luke, knows that wrestling is his love.  Luke is both honored and excited to represent the United States as a Greco World Team Member. 

Luke is a current member of the Illinois Regional Training Center (IRTC) located at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL.  This fall, Luke will be a senior at Urbana High School.
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Thought I would share a bit about what Luke has been doing lately. He finished his senior wrestling season undefeated. He took first place at both the state regionals and sectionals. He pinned all 3 opponents at his sectional. State brackets are posted and Luke earned a top seed at 285#.

He is also on the high honor roll, earned student of the month in December, and was awarded a good citizenship award from the Sons of the American Revolution.

He is senior yearbook editor and perfecting his magic card tricks.

State starts Thursday and I will post results soon.
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Hello from Urbana! We are now into Luke's senior wrestling season. He is 15-0 so far, recently winning the Joe Bee Memorial tournament in Springfield. He is the team captain and still loves every minute of competition. Thank you all to caring about our family and supporting Luke. He has been officially accepted into the University of Illinois.
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No rest for the wicked! Luke decided to compete in Fargo, ND last minute at the Junior National championship. He won first in Freestyle, taking home the prized stop sign. Thought those who continue to support us would likea a quick update.
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*Luke started the tournament with a pin win against Greece. His next opponent was from the Czech Republic. He fell behind in the score and had a last second 4 point throw to win. The refs determined there was a leg foul (Greco has strict rules in regards in using or touching legs). Luke lost 6-3 and was finished in the tournament.
*Luke has experienced a new culture, foods, traveled on his own, and used a Croatian laundromat. He is ready to be home.
*This has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We are truly blessed to feel the overwhelming support from our family, friends, wrestling family and our community.
Thank you- ❤️
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Raised by 45 people in 8 months
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All Hydraulics
7 months ago
MB
$25
Mike Bowman
7 months ago
CC
$100
Champaign Wrestling Club
7 months ago
FB
$50
Frances Barnhart
7 months ago
ML
$100
Melanie Loftus
7 months ago
BD
$40
Brent Dippel
8 months ago
JC
$50
John Curran
8 months ago
JB
$25
Jeremy Bell
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SB
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Sue and Wayne Ball
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