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Parkview's Shakur wins preseason championship

Parkview wrestler Kamaal Shakur missed last season with an injury, but the senior appears to be back in full force.

Shakur won USA Wrestling’s Preseason Nationals on Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa in the 145-pound weight class. Shakur was 7-0 at the tournament and defeated University of Iowa commitment Logan Ryan in the finals with a last-second reversal. He also had a win over two-time Illinois state champion Chris Garcia in the semifinals.

As a sophomore, Shakur posted a 53-11 record and placed third at the state tournament.

Shakur’s older brother Khalil won the 160-pound Class AAAAAA state championship last season.