Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:42am
St. Georges claims Division II wrestling title
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|VIDEO: Highlights of St. Georges' win and post-match thoughts|
St. Georges Tech recorded a pair of pins on their way to a convincing 32-22 victory over top-seeded Polytech to claim their first Division II Wrestling State championship.
After falling behind 4-0 thanks to a 12-1 major decision victory by the Panthers' Andrew Schmeusser, the Hawks claimed five of the next 6 bouts to take a 20-7 lead following a technical fall victory by Rocco Hladney at 170 pounds.
Polytech's Mark Mullnack narrowed the gap with a 13-9 victory over Kevin Berry at 182, but then Tommy Halloway used a 2nd round pin to earn six critical points, putting the Hawks up 26-10 with five bouts to go.
After another victory by Polytech, freshmen Brandon Dooley (285) and Brandon Hurd (106) scored wins to clinch the title.
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