Sheffield’s Knowles takes second at Fred Bell Tournament

Sheffield Nick Knowles (left) and Ethan Finch were medalists at the Fred Bell Tournament.

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Sheffield’s Nick Knowles took second place at the prestigious Fred Bell wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Knowles, a senior wrestling at heavyweight, advanced to the finals in the 37-team field, where he was beat by Union City’s Matt Long.

Knowles pinned his way through the bracket, including an 11-second pin in the quarterfinals and two first period falls in the prelims and semifinals.

He was one of two Sheffield wrestlers to earn a medal, the second being sophomore Ethan Finch, who took fourth at 170.

In the process, Finch beat the third and sixth ranked wrestlers in his weight class in District 10 and the second ranked wrestlers in District 9.

Warren's Zack Zinger (far right) was a medalist at the Fred Bell Tournament.

The Warren Dragons also had a medalist in Zack Zinger, who finished fifth at 160. Zinger advanced to the semifinals before suffering his first loss of the tournament.

Warren’s Avery Smith, Ryan Madigan and Joey Arnold all finished one win shy of the medal stand.


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