Chesterton senior Chris Katsafaros tries to flip Portage senior Stephon Wilkins during the Duneland Conference wrestling tournament Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Crown Point, Ind. Katsafaros defeated Wilkins in their 145 pound bout. | Scott M. Bort~For Sun-Times Media
in it for the long haul
Chesterton 145-pound senior Chris Katsafaros, who won his first DAC title Saturday, has prepared himself over the past year for a strong postseason run.
“I came into today’s meet really focused and didn’t make any dumb mistakes and came out on top,’’ he said. “My goal is to place as high as I can at sectional, regional and semistate so I can make it to state and get the highest seed possible. My coaches have really pushed me to be better. I’ve done a lot of conditioning and more live wrestling. They think if I put my heart into it I can make it to the state finals, and so does my family. I think I can, too.’’
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The 220-pound junior bumped up to heavyweight in Wednesday’s DAC meet against tough Merrillville freshman Shawn Streck, winning 8-3.
Robinson placed third at state last year, then won all three of his matches at Saturday’s DAC meet. He recorded the quickest fall, sticking LaPorte’s Ben Standifer in 27 seconds.
Updated: February 14, 2013 7:01AM