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Grigsby and Mroczek fall short in state bid

Monday, February 17, 2003

Area wrestlers had only a small amount of success in the Evansville Semistate on Saturday.

With the disadvantage of some very difficult early draws, Northview grappler Cory Grigsby was the only Knight competitor that advanced past his opening match.

Grigsby defeated Floyd Central's Marty Terry in the first round by pin before being defeated by Franklin's Sean Schmaltz via tech fall.

Schmaltz is currently listed as the No. three ranked 119 pound competitor by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches' Association. Schmaltz advances to the state finals with an undefeated 43-0 mark.

At 140 pounds, Derek Mroczek, dropped his opening match to Brandon Davis of Martinsville via fall. Davis is listed as No. 16 in his weight class. He will move on to state competition with a 34-5 mark.

Greencastle's Charlie Pingleton was the 140 pound winner after he defeated Daniel Rosbottom 16-7 in his opener in the second round after a bye in the first round. He then faced Madison's Michael Miller in the semifinals, winning 14-6 to advance to the finals.

He would take the class title by coming from behind versus No. 12 Bobby Jenks from Floyd Central. Pingleton would tally six points in the final period to get an 8-7 decision and advance to the State Finals.

Pingleton (48-1) will be the No. 2 seed and will face Paul Gordon of Prairie Heights (38-8).

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