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Princeton’s Patrick Brucki (left) and Harvard’s Cole Bateman battle in a match on Feb. 2. It’s the first time the longtime friends and teammates from Sandburg wrestled in a match. LISA ELFSTRUM/PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
4:04 am CST February 14, 2019

Orland Park natives Patrick Brucki and Cole Bateman have known each other for a long time.

“We wrestled, oh geez, since second grade,” Brucki said.

Bateman was not sure how long it has been. 

“I’ve known Pat forever,” he said.