WINDSOR – In their first dual meet of the season, the Norwich Purple Tornado Wrestling team took on divisional opponent, the Windsor Black Knights. Coming down to the last two matches of the night, Norwich was handed a tough loss by the Black Knights with a final of 38-32.
Windsor quickly got off to a 10 point start but the Tornado’s Mikey Squires bumped up a weight class to 160 pounds and ended the shut out early when he pinned James Hoover of the Black Knights, putting six on the board for Norwich.
The Tornado’s next win came from Angel Francis at the 182 pound match. Francis, who is coming off a strong third place performance at the Clyde Cole Tournament, needed overtime to win his match. Against Davis Flora of Windsor, Francis stole the win in overtime with a decision victory of 2-1 and helped by chipping three more points off the Black Knights lead.
Windsor took the next two match – one by a 5-0 decision and the other was a forfeit in the 220 pound match.
Tyler Rice, the Purple Tornado’s 285 pounder wrestler and the top wrestler in Section IV at that weight, needed just 2:35 to earn another six points for his team as her pinned Windsor’s Camdyn Adams.
Following Rice’s win, Norwich won three straight matches and closed the once 17 point Black Knights’ lead to down to just three...