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Knights take 2nd in own Invite

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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Northview hosted their wrestling invitational on Saturday morning going 3-2 as a team. Four Knights went undefeated with (from left to right) Tony Sanabria, Doug Porter, Austin Staley and Corey Grigsby all winning five matches on Saturday afternoon.

The Northview Knights took second place overall as a team on Saturday as they hosted the Northview Invitational wrestling tournament.

Four different Knights took home the title in their individual weight classes with perfect records on the afternoon.

Austin Staley went 5-0 on the afternoon in the 135 pound weight class which improved him to 13-3 on the season. Corey Grigsby continued his impressive season with another five wins on Saturday which moves him to 15-1 on the year at 125 pounds. Tony Sanabria also went unbeaten with five wins and capped off his day with two exciting matches.

Against Terre Haute North, Sanabria went to overtime against his opponent, tied at one-point apiece, before pulling off an escape for the sudden death 2-1 victory.

He would then pick up a victory in his final match of the afternoon against Plainfield and take the individual title in the heavyweight class. For the year, Sanabria is now 14-2.

Though many of the Knights had strong showings at the invitational, the most gutsiest effort may have come from Doug Porter at 160 pounds.

Porter, who went 5-0 for the tournament, took a shot to the face during his final match of the afternoon against Plainfield. The result was a cut, and possibly broken nose, but Porter returned to the mat for the final minutes and the victory at 160 pounds.

As a team, the Knights won three matches in the tournament over South Vermillion, Brown County and West Vigo while losing a tough 39-37 decision against Terre Haute North in a match decided by a pin with 2.9 seconds left in the final period. The host squad also fell to the invitational champion Plainfield Quakers who went undefeated on the day.

The Quakers had four wrestlers who posted individual titles in the meet. Jack Turner won at 103 pounds while Eric Zimmerman was 5-0 at 119. Ryan Parrish won at 130 and Nathan Turner won at 140 pounds.

For West Vigo, Wes Readinger won three matches at 112 pounds and a pair at 119 and Frank Lindner took the 189 pound title.

The Patriots LaShawn Tyler won the Most Outstanding Wrestler award with his unbeaten effort at 215 and Brian Loudon won at 145. For South Vermillion, Cody Summerville won at 152 and Jack Stateler was the 171 pound winner.

Northview evened their record to 8-8 overall in matches and will host conference foe Edgewood on Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m.



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