HOWARD — It may have been East Knox’s home invitational, but it was another Knox County school that stole the spotlight Saturday.
Chet Backiewicz and Austin Glasscock — both from Centerburg — achieved their 100th career victories on the mat during the East Knox Invitational.
The wins helped both athletes achieve second place in their respective weight classes in the 12-school tournament and propelled the Trojans to second place overall as a team.
“It means a lot,” Backiewicz said after his victory. “It means every hour of practice has paid off. All the tournaments we’ve been through and all that we’ve endured together — it’s all come together.”
Backiewicz (160 pounds) won the Mid-Buckeye Conference tournament title at the 145-pound level last year, later going 2-2 at districts. He told the News he didn’t know if he ever expected to get to this point, especially after his first win as a freshman three years ago.
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