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Wrestling extras: Merrillville’s Adam Garcia looks to wear down foes

Crown Point's Trevor Burlis(right) tries take down Hammond High's Markis Smith 132lb championship match  during Crown Point Carnahan wrestling

Crown Point's Trevor Burlison (right) tries to take down Hammond High's Markis Smith in the 132lb championship match during the Crown Point Carnahan wrestling invite held at Crown Pont High School on Saturday December 15, 2012. Burlison went on to win the match. | Charles Mitchell~For Sun-Times Media

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Pirates’ Garcia looks
to wear down foes

Merrillville 126-pounder Adam Garcia has an interesting approach to his matches.

The senior, who placed fourth in the state as a junior, is always very aggressive on the mat and looking to record a pin whenever possible.

“If it’s not a pin, I look for a tech (fall) every match,’’ he said. “It helps me with my shots to go out there and keep attacking because most guys can’t handle that.’’

There’s a good reason Garcia prefers the strategy.

“I like to keep attacking and wearing them out,’’ he said. “After a while, they can’t keep up with you and you end up breaking them. Once you break them, they give up because they’re so tired.’’

P-T Top 5

1. Crown Point

2. Portage

3. Merrillville

4. Valparaiso

5. Lowell

Wrestler
of the week

MORGAN KRAL,
CROWN POINT

The 195-pound sophomore went 3-0 at the Carl Carnahan Invite on Saturday — recording a pair of pins — and won nine matches in the last week.

Kral (18-0) went 5-0 with three pins at the Chris Traicoff Memorial Invite last weekend and also recorded a pin in CP’s 42-20 Duneland Athletic Conference win over Lake Central Thursday night.

— John O’Malley,
Post-Tribune correspondent

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Updated: January 17, 2013 6:51AM



Merrillville 126-pounder Adam Garcia has an interesting approach to his matches.

The senior, who placed fourth in the state as a junior, is always very

aggressive on the mat and looking to record a pin whenever possible.

“If it’s not a pin, I look for a tech (fall) every match,’’ he said.

“It helps me with my shots to go out there and keep attacking because

most guys can’t handle that.’’

There’s a good reason Garcia prefers the strategy.

“I like to keep attacking and wearing them out,’’ he said. “After a

while, they can’t keep up with you and you end up breaking them. Once

you break ‘em, they give up because they’re so tired.’’



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