|Ishmael wins, Findley Runner-up at Van Buren Invitational|
Posting Date: 01/25/2012
North Baltimore High School junior, Dalton Ishmael, the top seed at 195 pounds, was the Champion of his weight class in the 34th Van Buren Invitational.
On Saturday, Dalton (29-0), picked up pin #91 vs. R.J. Sanchez, of Arcadia, to advance to the finals. In the finals he won on a 9 - 3 decision.
In Friday's matches Dalton pinned Fremont St. Joe's Jake Widman in 57 seconds. His next opponent was Alex Naehart of Carey, whom he pinned in 39 seconds.
Tiger senior wrestler, Morgan Findley (28-2), weighing in at 220 pounds, was the Runner-up in that class at the VBI.
On Friday, Findley first defeated Arcadia's Bobby Vera (3:57). In his second match of the night, he pinned Kane Rohrbach, from Tiffin Calvert in 39 seconds.
He got to the finals by a decision of 6 - 2 vs. Nathan Davis of Cory Rawson. In the finals he lost a close decision.
photos by Scott Ferguson
Ishmael works on pinning his opponent in the semifinals
Dalton tries to roll his opponent to his back in the finals
Dalton on the podium
Morgan Findley controls his opponent in the semifinals
Morgan spins out of his opponent's grip
Morgan on the podium
Adam Birch shoots the legs of his opponent in the consolation round
Heather Payne in the consolation round
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