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Wrestling: Five outstanding performances from the weekend
T.J. Fabian (Shoreham-Wading River) - Fabian went 4-0 with four pins at The Battle at the Harbor Duals, scoring three of those pins in the first period. His season record is 30-3 with 22 pins, and he is among the Suffolk favorites in the loaded 120-pound class.
Dylan Palacio (Long Beach)- Palacio tested the waters at 160 pounds on Saturday, scoring technical falls over Locust Valley’s Johnny Morgan and Sewanhaka East’s Matt Lucito. The big question: Will Palacio stay or at 160 or move back to 152?
John Luxmore (Bellmore JFK)- Luxmore scored four wins on Saturday, including a 12-second pin. He is among Nassau’s best at 182, a list that includes Plainedge’s Andrew Jones and Wantagh’s Alex Wedel.
Dan Spurgeon (Plainedge)- Spurgeon won the Most Oustanding Wrestler award at the Kris McDonald Islip Cup, pinning Islip’s Joe Sabbatino to improve to 33-0. For the tournament, he scored three pins and a technical fall. Pound-for-pound, he is one of Nassau’s top wrestlers.
Tyler Grimaldi (Hills West)- Grimaldi dominated Brentwood’s Carlos Toribio via 11-1 major decision in the 160-pound final at the Kris McDonald Islip Cup. It was the first MD loss of the season for Toribio, who dropped to 31-4. The two wrestled in December, with Grimaldi winning 1-0.