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NH Varsity Wrestling News - Week 1

The North Hills Indians wrestling team opened up their 2015-2016 season this past weekend by competing in the Chartiers-Houston tournament. The Indians placed 10th overall in the 28 team tournament. After three weeks of intense training and preparation, the Indians were excited for the opportunity to step on the line and compete for the first time this season.

Leading the way for the Indians was three-time state place winner Gage Curry. Curry a senior, captured the 120 pound title with a 11-0 major decision in the finals earning him his third Chartiers-Houston Tournament Championship. Gage reached the finals by pinning his three previous opponents in dominating fashion.

Also representing the Indians in the finals was senior Keagan Lawson at 138 pounds. Wrestling tough throughout the tournament, Lawson would eventually lose on a last second takedown in the finals.

The Indians had two other wrestlers place in the tournament. Sophomore Zane Curry placed fourth at 113 pounds. Zane lost his first round match but with great poise and resilience battled back to an impressive fourth place finish by winning four matches in a row before losing in the consolation finals.

Also placing fourth was junior John MacPherson at 145 pounds. After losing in the championship semi-finals, MacPherson dropped down to the consolation bracket where he earned a hard fought come from behind victory to earn him a match in the consolation finals. Junior MacPherson eventually came up a little short settling for s fourth place finish.

Full results from the tournament can be viewed here.

Indian of the week:

Sophomore Zane Curry (113) for his poise & resiliency in earning a fourth place finish. After losing his first round match Z. Curry wrestled back by winning four consecutive matches in the consolation bracket to earn his first varsity medal. Z. Curry's quote after the tournament "now I can start making my own trophy collection". Congrats to Zane Curry!

The Indians will continue to define their identity throughout the upcoming weeks. One thing for sure is the season will go by quickly. In order to be prepared every time you step your foot on the line, you most make the most of every training opportunity possible. It starts with goal setting each and every practice and not losing sight of what your goals are for the season.

"When you go the extra mile, it's never crowded".

One Team, One Tribe.

The Indians will be back in action this Wednesday against the Shaler Titans and this Saturday the Indians will host the North Hills Duals at the North Hills Middle School.

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