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Knights dominate Sullivan Winter Duals

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Robbie Pasalich (left) won the 189 pound class at the Sullivan Winter Duals on Saturday.

The Northview Knights crowned eight individual champions and went undefeated at the Sullivan Winter Duals on Saturday.

The Knights prepped for this weekends Western Indiana Conference meet by sweeping four competitors to take the team title as well.

Northview defeated Evansville Harrison 45-25, Sullivan 60-16, Vincennes Lincoln 69-9 and Lawrenceville, IL 60-15.

Josh Longo went undefeated, picking up three forfeits and a fall over Sullivan's Joe Alum in 1:05 to win the 103 pound title and advance to 19-11 on the season.

Austin Nicosin also won his weight group with a pair of forfeits along with a 16-0 tech fall over Vincennes Jim Mabaga and a 30 second fall over Jonavan Bridwell of Lawrenceville to claim the 112 pound championship. Nicosin also brings a sparkling 25-5 mark into Saturday's meet.

Corey Grigsby was the 130 pound champion with a dominating performance.

Grigsby posted four straight first period falls in moving to 24-5 this season. He defeated Evansville Harrison's Eric Jones at 1:20 and added a fall over Sullivan's Jon Ellinger in 1:39 along with a 1:37 pin of Nathaniel Earley of Vincennes. Grigsby finished with a fall over Ethan Morehead in 57 seconds.

Caleb Dutrow won all four of his matches at 140 pounds and earned a fall at 135 as well to claim a co-title at the Winter Duals.

He won by decision at 140 over Alex Stinson, 8-4 and followed with a pin over Sullivan's Robbie Smith at the 3:01 mark in the 135 class. He got a forfeit over Vincennes and then finished with a 2:25 fall over Jaron McCord of Lawrenceville. His record improved to 16-12 this season.

At 152 pounds, Brent Withers claimed a championship with four straight pins, including a 19 second fall over Johnnie Watts of Vincennes. He also added a fall in 1:32 over Kyle Murry of Evansville and a 1:42 pin versus Tell Howson of Sullivan and ended the tourney with a 41 second pin over Lawrenceville's A.J. Harvey.

Greg Stultz also won his class with four wins at 160 pounds to advance to 24-6 this season.

Stultz earned a 14-11 decision over Evansville's Mike Skie and a 11-5 victory over Garrett Potts of Lawrenceville. He picked up a forfeit over Sullivan and a fall at the 1:05 mark versus Dean Mosher of Vincennes.

At 189, Rob Pasalich was a champion after earning a pair of pins, at 3:52 over Jacob Eagleson and at 1:25 versus Greg Cox along with a 3-2 decision over Corey Harrington of Lawrenceville and a forfeit that advanced him to 8-19 this year.

Tony Sanabria was also a champion, earning four wins at the heavyweight level.

He picked up a 23 second pin over James Zirkelbach of Evansville a forfeit versus Vincennes and a fall over Chris Potts of Lawrenceville in 39 seconds. But the big victory came versus Sullivan.

Sanabria helped set up a big time match this Saturday after defeating seventh ranked, according to Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association website, Tom Nero, 6-4 in overtime. The win advances Sanabria to 29-3 this season and will certainly setup a battle for the WIC title next weekend.

Lucas Boyd went 3-1 at 119 pounds for Northview, winning by decision, 9-4 over Joe Kingston of Evansville along with a fall versus Jordan Seward of Lawrenceville and a forfeit against Vincennes.

Brian Griffin went 2-1 on the day splitting time between 130 and 135 and Tyler Webster picked up a forfeit.

Chris Dean advanced to 23-8 with a pair of wins, including a 7-5 overtime win versus Justin Dox of Sullivan and a 16-3 major decision over Toby Moore of Vincennes.

Gatlin Ferro was 2-2 with two wins by fall. He won by fall over Zach Story of Sullivan at 2:35 and Thomas Geritsen of Lawrenceville at the 3:51 mark. Ferro's record improved to 15-6 this season.

The Knights finish their dual meet season with a 17-6 mark and will welcome back Jeremiah Allen this weekend for the WIC meet after a midseason injury sidelined him.

The conference meet will take place at South Vermillion High School beginning at 10 a.m.

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