|The 195 pound Championship in photos|
Posting Date: 03/05/2013
by JP Miklovic
The 195 pound Championship in photos
photo from Ferg on the Floor
The "Pin King" for Ohio, with 154 career "falls" - North Baltimore's own - Dalton Ishmael!
Dalton sizing up Tyler Beck, a familiar foe. Dalton had a 4 - 1 record against the Galion Northmor senior, including two pins. Beck came back to this year's championship much stronger, following his 8th place finish in 2012.
Dalton was clearly and continually the aggressor early in the match.
Never rattled, never over stepping his capabilities, Dalton kept Beck off balance almost the entire match. But Beck was very strong, so Dalton was hard pressed to get this opponent into the final compromise, but it was darn close a couple of time!
There were several stoppages in the match, due to injuries and blood. Dalton suffered what was thought to maybe be a broken nose, but it was just a "bleeder", that needed taped so that the match could continue.
The photos below were "snap shots" from the video that was shot by JP, matside.
Dalton also suffered an unspecified, "temporary" lower body injury, that doubled him over for a time.
Beck would be shaken up when he flew off the elevated competion area. Beck was awarded two points for a "take down", very nearly out-of-bounds.
This would tie the match with 15 seconds to go and send it into a one minute, sudden death overtime period.
With just 12 seconds left in the sudden death, Beck makes a bold and aggressive move that straightened Dalton up, allowing Beck to gain an in-close position, driving Dalton towards out-of-bounds.
Dalton appeared to gain a solid hold on Beck as the two left the mat, at the OB mark, with Beck landing on top of Dalton. Beck was again awarded two points and the State Title, with this "take down", that was barely within the competion area.
I've never heard them say that wrestling is a game of inches, but in this match, which surely had to be one of the best of the weekend, we saw many instances where inches separated victory from defeat!
We congratulate Dalton, his family, his coaches and community, what a wonderful experience to share!
The class and humility these folks live, should be an inspiration to all of us - thank you and God Bless!