Maine South moves into first-place tie after beating New Trier
Park Ridge Wednesday Jan 9 2013 Maine South's Tommy Brewster (152) wins over New Trier's John Lee | Michelle LaVigne~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 18, 2013 3:24AM
PARK RIDGE — Tommy Halvorsen scored a fall at 145 pounds with 1.8 seconds to go in the first period Thursday to lift the Maine South wrestling team to a 39-25 win over New Trier.
The victory improved the Hawks to 3-1 in league dual meets and pulled them into a first-place tie with the Trevians, who woke up Thursday morning undefeated in conference, and Niles West.
“This is a dual meet we wait for all year long,” said Maine South junior Tommy Brewster, who closed out the win with an 8-0 victory at 152 pounds. “This is exactly what we wanted. This is what we trained for all week.”
Even as the end of the first period approached, Halvorsen took advantage of his opportunity, and his victory in the penultimate match clinched the meet win.
“He was riding my hips high, and I slipped out his leg and got him to the ground,” the junior middleweight said. “This definitely was my biggest win.”
The Hawks put themselves in good position early, jumping out to an 18-0.
Colin Kenyon started the Trevians on the comeback trail with his pin at 113 pounds, and New Trier got within 30-25 after Luke Iida’s win at 138.
But Halvorsen and Brewster proved to be too much for the Trevians at the end.
“I knew he would go out and get that win,” Brewster said of his training partner. “It’s good to see all the practice paying off.”
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Jan. 17 to read more about the Maine South and New Trier wrestling teams.