Brooks Black part of SI's Faces in the Crowd
Flip to the 24th page of this week's Feb. 18 issue of Sports Illustrated, the one honoring Michael Jordan's 50th birthday on the cover, and you'll find a York County native.
Brooks Black, currently wrestling at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., is noted for his 4-0 win at 285 pounds against Ralph Nichols of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. The win was noteworthy because St. Edward is one of the top wrestling high schools in Ohio and the country.
But that's not all.
His heavyweight championships at the Ironman, Beast of the East and Powerade tournaments also call for this recognition. Black, of course, is from Dover.
Sports Illustrated also publishes Faces in the Crowd on its website. As of this entry, Black's entry has not been updated. However, it should be soon found here. Look for the "2.18.13" entry in the right corner of the page under "Faces in the Crowd," beneath the "Top Stories" section.