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December 10, 2010 | By WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
He was the multimillionaire heir to one of the most fabluous estates in the Philadelphia region - the roughly 600 acres of rolling hills and horse stables near Newtown Square known as Foxcatcher Farm, anchored by a stately Georgian-style mansion called Liseter Hall. But in the end, the chemical-fortune scion John Eleuthere duPont died all alone, apparently of natural causes, in a western Pennsylvania prison cell where his frail and lifeless body was found at 6:55 a.m. yesterday. He was 72. DuPont's millions were powerless against the psychological demons that caused his slide into insanity - which led him to reportedly declare himself the red-robed "Dalai Lama of the United States" and finally to gun down a gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler for no apparent reason.
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February 7, 2003 | By Tom McGurk INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Pitman's Mike Bellocchio was treated at South Jersey Hospital Systems-Elmer Division early yesterday and released after suffering a concussion and neck injury in Wednesday night's wrestling match, according to his coach, Wayne Murschell. "Mike was real tender in the neck area and complaining of pain," Murschell said. "X-rays were taken, and everything was OK. The doctors advised him not to go to school [yesterday]. "He's still shaken up, and his eyes were real dilated when I saw him. " Bellocchio was released from the hospital at 12:30 a.m. yesterday.
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January 17, 2003 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George Mason University junior Rob Becker, a Clearview High graduate, is the 19th-ranked collegiate wrestler in the nation in the 149-pound weight class. Becker won all four of his matches last weekend to improve his overall record to 15-4 and earn the national ranking by InterMat, an authoritative Internet site. Becker has placed in each of the tournaments in which Mason has competed, finishing second in the Beast of the East College Invitational, fourth in the East Stroudsburg Open, and seventh in the prestigious Las Vegas Invitational.
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March 5, 1995 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Spring-Ford's Tom Ingram continued to warm his game for the upcoming PIAA state meet by winning the 171-pound championship in impressive fashion last night at the Class AAA Southeastern Regional at Norristown. The undefeated junior saw most of his opponents duck him this winter; after Christmas, he had but three live bouts before the tournament season began. But Ingram, now 35-0 on the season, looked sharp in decking Neshaminy's Vic Hilleart in 3 minutes, 5 seconds to capture his second straight regional title.
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January 5, 1999 | By John Manasso, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After a wrestler places an impressive sixth in the state at 119 pounds in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament, other achievements may not have the same luster. Especially when they have a quality of inevitability to them. That was the case for Phoenixville senior Jason Meister on Dec. 28, when he attained the 100-victory mark for his career, becoming he first wrestler in his school's history to achieve the status. Meister, who is 13-0 this season at 130 pounds and owns a career record of 103-19, downplayed the achievement by noting that, in the past, freshmen often did not compete on the varsity level.
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June 10, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
University of Minnesota champion wrestler Brock Lesnar is joining the World Wrestling Federation, the school announced yesterday. Lesnar signed a multiyear contract that starts Aug. 1 when he reports to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Ky., to join the WWF talent development program. Lesnar won the national championship this past season in the 285-pound weight class and posted a 31-1 record. The two-time All-America also won his second consecutive Big Ten title and led the Golden Gophers in pins with 15. "It's just what I'm looking for," Lesnar said.
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August 8, 1987 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
The scholastic 110-pound folkstyle wrestling championship at the Keystone State Games came down yesterday to two William Tennent athletes - sophomore Brian Crognale and senior Mike Phillips, both of Warminster. In a tough match, Crognale scored an escape in the third period to emerge with a 3-2 victory, the gold medal and a new-found confidence for the coming year. "It does feel good to beat a good high school varsity wrestler like Mike," said Crognale. Quakertown's John Hangey also took a gold, at 185 pounds, decisioning Joe Hilferty of West Chester, 11-0.
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May 13, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Zeke Jones made a surprise visit to the U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling Central regional qualifier in Coraopolis, Pa., with one goal - to keep an opponent from qualifying for the Olympic Trials. "I came to beat Sam Henson," said Jones, who already had qualified for next month's trials. "I didn't have to enter this tournament, but I figured if I beat him now, I wouldn't have to worry about him at the trials. " It was mission accomplished for the second-ranked Jones, who eliminated the third-ranked Henson, 5-4, in the 114.5-pound final Saturday.
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April 6, 2004 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Former Unionville wrestling standout Zack Leathers achieved all-American honors by finishing fifth in the 149-pound class at the NCAA Division II championships last month in Mankato, Minn. The Shippensburg junior opened the tournament by losing to eventual national champion Anthony Jiron of Western State (Colo.), 8-2. But he rebounded to win his next three consolation-round matches before being pinned by Ryan Ickes of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. He took fifth by pinning Jeremy Roe of South Dakota State.
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February 17, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner was listed in fair condition yesterday after surviving a frigid night in Wyoming's backcountry. Family members said Gardner was being treated for frostbite. It was unclear how long he would remain hospitalized at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Temperatures Thursday night dipped to 20 degrees below zero in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, where Gardner got stuck in deep snow while snowmobiling with three friends.
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May 7, 2015 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
DOLPH ZIGGLER is attending his first Wizard World Philly Con this year - and he says he can't wait. "Yeah, this is my first Wizard show in Philly, but I've been [to Philly] a million times," Ziggler said. "It's always a great atmosphere, wrestling-fanwise. "[This show] is a chance to give back to the fans. [If it wasn't for] the fans, man, I'd be sitting around doing nothing - if they didn't react so loudly to the matches I've been in. "So, every once in a while, I get a chance to give back - whether it's at Summer Slam or WrestleMania or meet-and-greets.
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May 1, 2015 | Jeroma Maida, For the Daily News
DOLPH ZIGGLER is attending his first Wizard World Philly Con this year - and he says he can't wait. "Yeah, this is my first Wizard show in Philly, but I've been [to Philly] a million times," Ziggler said. "It's always a great atmosphere, wrestling-fan-wise. " "[This show] is a chance to give back to the fans. [If it wasn't for] the fans, man, I'd be sitting around doing nothing - if they didn't react so loudly to the matches I've been in. "So, every once in a while, I get a chance to give back - whether it's at Summer Slam or WrestleMania or meet-and-greets.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph Paolone has a small collection of Pat D'Arcy pictures hanging in his wrestling gym. The Holy Spirit coach has photos of D'Arcy on the podium after four District 32 titles, two Region 8 championships, and two top-three finishes in the state tournament. One of the few items that was missing, however, is a picture of D'Arcy smiling. So, it was understandable that Paolone, a lawyer, didn't get much work done Tuesday. He had to print out and prepare his missing masterpiece.
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March 7, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just like last year, Mike VanBrill practiced with his team for the final time on the Thursday before the state tournament. VanBrill made sure he packed three pairs of $300 sneakers from his collection to go with his wrestling gear and clothes. Then he jumped in a car with his coach and teammates on the way to Atlantic City. The Clearview junior did all of this before, but he swears this year is different. VanBrill lost in the first round of states last year and didn't advance in wrestlebacks.
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March 7, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Archbishop Wood's Chad Haegele, the 132-pound No. 2 seed from the Northeast Region, defeated Pennridge's Josh Stillings, the Southeast No. 2, 9-3, Thursday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. In other first-round action: 106. Pennridge's Matt Parker, the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region, defeated Northwest No. 4, Kolby Ho (Dubois), 10-2. Council Rock North's Aiden Burke, the Southeast's No. 2, edged out South Central second-seed Dalton Rohrbaugh of Spring Grove, 2-1. Jakob Campbell, the third seed from Boyertown, clipped Southwest No. 4 Logan Macri (Canon-McMillan)
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March 1, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boyertown and Pennridge each sent six wrestlers to the semifinals at the South East Regional Class AAA wrestling tournament Friday night at Oxford. Boyertown cleaned up the heavier weight classes. Gregg Harvey won by major decision, 10-1, at 182, Jordan Wood pinned his opponent at 220, and Tommy Killoran won a 5-0 bout in the heavyweight division. Jakob Campbell (106 pounds) won by pin, David Campbell (113) won by decision, and Lucas Miller (126) won by major decision to round out Boyertown's semifinalists.
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February 25, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Martinak has come a long way since his freshman year. And that's just on the scale. "It's the biggest jump I've ever had for a wrestler," Haddon Township coach Brian Farnham said of Martinak's progression from a 113-pounder to a 182-pounder in the course of his high school career. Martinak hasn't just gained weight. He's become a more accomplished wrestler, too. The Haddon Township senior stamped himself as a wrestler to watch at the regional level with an impressive performance at the District 28 competition at Collingswood last weekend.
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February 21, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
C.J. LaFragola reeled off a list of successful former high school wrestlers from his area. Billy and Cory Damiana from Lower Cape May, Mac Mancuso from Holy Spirit, Rob Semprevivo from Pinelands, and Hammonton's Dave Williams. LaFragola didn't mention them for the purpose of naming his inspirations or role models. They are the guys he practices against. The St. Joseph senior has only nine other wrestlers on his team and just two others near his weight class. To develop into a state-caliber wrestler, he had to find the necessary competition to reach the next level.
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February 17, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Joe Fabrizio heard about it as soon as he transferred from Timber Creek to Delsea before last season. The curse. Delsea came into Sunday with five straight sectional titles and seven in eight years, but did not have a state championship to show for it. In his first year at Delsea, he remembered that coach Greg Sawyer simply told his wrestlers they had to be the ones to break through. This year that evolved into "no more. " Words were one thing, but when the 220-pound Fabrizio lifted Paramus' Michael Daniele over his head, slammed him to the mat at the floor of the Sun National Bank Center, and landed on top of him for the pin, that curse was on its way to being history.
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February 14, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
L.J. Barlow walked onto the mat pretty confident for the last match of the meet. He hadn't heard of the younger Penn Charter wrestler he was facing. As a senior at the Haverford School, wrestling at 195 pounds, Barlow knows enough to take every opponent at face value, that there are no givens. "He was stronger than I expected," Barlow said later. So the match wasn't going to be over immediately. Barlow's style isn't to dazzle anyway. His matches tend to be low-scoring affairs.
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