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    Tsirtsis Wins FILA Junior National Freestyle Title

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Redshirt freshman Jason Tsirtsis won the 66 kg/145.5 freestyle division at the 2013 FILA Junior National Championships.
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    Redshirt freshman Jason Tsirtsis won the 66 kg/145.5 freestyle division at the 2013 FILA Junior National Championships.
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    April 21, 2013

    VIDEO: Tsirtsis wins FILA Junior National Title

    VIDEO: Schmitt wins Western Junior Regional Freestyle Title

    LAS VEGAS – Four current and future Northwestern wrestlers were in Las Vegas this past weekend competing at the 2013 FILA Junior National Championships and at the Western Junior Regional.  

    Redshirt freshman Jason Tsirtsis (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) dominated the competition in the 66 kg/145.5 lbs. freestyle division at the FILA Junior National Championships and defeated five opponents to take home the title. Tsirtsis did not surrender a point all tournament as he recorded four tech falls, including one in the finals.


     

     

    Incoming freshman Mitch Sliga (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) also competed at the FILA Junior National Championships and placed seventh at 84 kg/185 lbs. He won two matches in the championship round and two more in the wrestlebacks to finish amongst the top eight.

    Redshirt freshman Ben Sullivan (Eagle River, Alaska/Apple Valley) went 2-2 in the 74 kg/163 lbs. division while another incoming freshman, Jacob Schmitt (Dewitt, Mich./St. Johns) wrestled in the 60 kg/132 lbs. weight class at the FILA Junior National Championships. Schmitt captured two titles earlier in the week as he won his 132 lbs. weight class in freestyle and Greco-Roman at the Western Junior Regional, which also took place in Las Vegas.

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