11 Peoria area players won silver or bronze medals at 2020 IESA State Finals played at the Peoria Civic Center February 28th & 29th.
Dunlap Middle School was first among 8th gragers, with Morton 4th, Metamora 8th & Washington Central 9th. Trevor Pak, Washington Central, finished 2nd individual. Harris Khoo, Noah Li & Kevin Yang all finished with 6 wins in 7 games. Rahul Foulger, Dunlap Valley, and Tyler Sass, Dunlap MS also won medals with 5.5/7.
Dunlap Middle School took 3rd Place in 7th Grade. Dunlap Valley & Washington Central took 9th & 10th respectively. Local medalists were Stella Chen & Joshua Wang of Dunlap Middle and Nikhil Pardarthy, Dunlap Valley, all with 5 wins a draw and only a single loss.
th Grade featured a last round battle between two Peoria area players, Owen Zhang of Dunlap Valley and Vincent Fang of Peoria Washington. The game ended in a draw and the two players are now 6th Grade co-champions. AJ Isada, Peoria Washington, Aarav Lala, Dunlap MS and Harmin Patel, Dunlap Valley also medaled with 5.5/7.
Dunlap Valley finished 2nd as a team, followed by Peoria Washington's 5th Place and Metamora St.Mary's 8th Place.