Dover's Black wins national wrestling title
For the second straight year, Dover native Brooks Black made a big splash at the USA Wrestling championships in Fargo, N.D. Black won his second straight Cadet (ages 15-16) 285-pound Greco-Roman title on Tuesday, defeating Florida's Doug Vallaro 1-0, 0-1, 1-0 in the final.
Black, 16, is somewhat of a lesser known commodity in these parts, in part because he doesn't actually wrestle scholastically in the area (Black attends Blair Academy, a private boarding school in New Jersey). The soon-to-be-sophomore's efforts helped the Pennsylvania team win the Greco-Roman team title in Fargo.
You can see a profile of Black (via TheMat.com) here. Needless to say, his list of wrestling accomplishments is quite large, and only figures to grow in the near future.
Another pair of local wrestlers also fared well in Fargo. Kennard-Dale rising freshman Chance Marstellar finished fourth at 145 pounds, and Biglerville's Laike Gardner took fifth at 135 pounds (those results courtesy of rodfrisco.com)