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Centerburg’s Chet Backiewicz gets a side headlock on Pleasant’s Tre Wells during their 160-pound bout at the East Knox Invitational on Saturday. Backiewicz earned his 100th career victory on Saturday.
Centerburg’s Chet Backiewicz gets a side headlock on Pleasant’s Tre Wells during their 160-pound bout at the East Knox Invitational on Saturday. Backiewicz earned his 100th career victory on Saturday. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 23, 2013 11:03 am EST

 

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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