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Jason Tsirtsis (No. 2 @ 140) Crowned Indiana’s State Champion

20 Feb Posted by in Indiana Wrestling | Comments
Jason Tsirtsis (No. 2 @ 140) Crowned Indiana’s State Champion

P.J. Montgomery’s third trip to the Indiana state high school wrestling finals ended the same late Saturday night as his second trip had a year ago.

But at least this time he got to wrestle under the lights, losing the championship match at 140 pounds by a 15-5 score to Crown Point’s Jason Tsirtsis  (No.2 @ 140).

Saturday’s win was the third in three seasons for the Crown Point junior, just the 32nd Indiana high school wrestler to win three championships three times and still with a chance to become one of only eight four-time winners — one of whom is his older brother Alex, who wrestled for Griffith.

Jason Tsirtsis, who hasn’t lost a match since his freshman year, is now 128-2 for his career, while Montgomery finished his four-year South career 124-23.

“Wow. Oh my God,” Montgomery said after the final match. “I tried.”

Asked if Tsirtsis was the best he’d ever faced, Montgomery answered quickly.

“Yes, yes,” he said, “and probably the strongest too … the kid’s an animal.”

For Complete Article by Andy Amey, The Tribune-Star