Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blair Wins Close Battle of #1 vs. #2

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

The battle between #1 Blair Academy (New Jersey) vs. #2 St. Edward (Ohio) in the championship match of the 11th annual NHSCA Wrestling Festival at Pleasant Valley High School in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania lived-up to its billing.

The match came down to the final bout at 132 pounds between Blair's Mark Grey and St. Ed's Edgar Bright.  Coming into the final match-up, the Buccaneers held a slim 24-22 advantage.

Blair picked-up a 27-22 victory when Grey escaped with 16 seconds to go in double overtime to win the bout 2-1.

The victory secures Blair's ranking as the top team in the country.  In December, Blair easily won the Ironman in Ohio with St. Ed's finishing second.

Next week, Blair will continue its march toward a possible 10th national title when it faces stiff competition in the NHSCA Final Four of Wrestling in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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