Tradition of Excellence

IHSA State Champions
2003, 2004

IHSA State Runner-up
2006

IHSA State 3rd Place
2005, 2007

IHSA Sectional Champions
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

IHSA Regional Champions
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Chicago Catholic League Champions
2003, ’04, ’06


Coaching Staff


Mark Murphy
Director of Wrestling
14th year coaching, all at St. Rita
7th year as Director

Dan Manzella '03, Head Coach
7th year coaching,
  6th as head coach, all at St. Rita
4x All CCL, 2x CCL Champ,
  2002 CCL Most Outstanding Wrestler
3x All State, State Runner-up
Wrestled Division I for the University of Illinois ’08

Ryan Klinger '03
5th year coaching, 
  4 at St. Rita, 1 in California
4x All CCL, 1x CCL Champ
3x All State, 2002 IHSA State Champion
Wrestled Division I for the University of Illinois and North Dakota State ’08

Dan Keenan '03
6th year Coaching, all at St. Rita
2x All CCL, 1x CCL Champ
1x All State
USMC, Decorated Combat Veteran
Wrestled for USMC

John Murphy '04
3rd year coaching, all at St. Rita
3x All CCL, 2x CCL Champ
3x All State, State Runner-up
Wrestled Division I for Michigan State University ’09

Alan Lick '04
5th year coaching, all at St. Rita
’03-’04 Team State Champion member
All CCL
Wrestled Division III for Milikan College ’08

Brett Wolniakowski '04
2nd year coaching, all at St. Rita
2x State Qualifier
3x All CCL, 2x CCL Champ
Wrestled Division I for Eastern Illinois University

Matt Vaci '03
3 years Coaching, all at St. Rita
2x All CCL, CCL Champ
IHSA State Runner-Up
Wrestled Division I for Eastern Illinois University

John Griffen
Strength & Conditioning
Owner Operator Elite Training
10 years experience training: 
MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, Baseball,
Football, Basketball, Volleyball,
LaCrosse, Hockey, & Aquatic Sports