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NB's Dalton Ishmael sets career record for pins (1-12-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOE SZYMCZAK Sentinel Sports Writer   
Saturday, 12 January 2013 23:51
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Dalton Ishmael (top) pins Brady Clayton to the mat during the 195 weight class championship match. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG — It was day for the record books in the 2013 version of the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament.
One for and individual and one for the team.
Dalton Ishmael (195) of North Baltimore pinned his way through the tournament and set the state record (all divisions) for career pins at 144. He has been chasing Derrick Bendau of Mayfield Village, who set the record in 2003. Bendau was a Division I heavyweight.
Ishmael came into the tourney with 141 pins and following two byes on Friday he pinned Jacob Parrot of Mohawk in 15 seconds.
Saturday he pinned Devon Harris of Wauseon in 1:12 in the semifinals tying the record of 143.
In finals he met Brady Claython of Perrysburg. Ishmael struggled a little at first but near the end of the first period Ishmael used an ankle pick and dropped Claython to his back pinning him with six seconds remaining in the period.
“He was blocking my throw-by early, but me and coach (Brian) King worked on when some one blocked it to go right to a knee pick because it opened up every time. So that’s what I did,” said Ishmael.
“I felt a little pressure coming in to the tourney, because I wanted to get it over to focus on my goal of a state championship.”
His quest began at the end of last season when his grandfather and father informed him how close he was to the record.
“I thought that I might have a chance of breaking this,” Ishmael said. “While I’m on my way to win state, I might as well try breaking it while I’m at it.”
His career record up to the present is 164-14. All but 20 of his wins have been pins.
Ishmael is 32-0 this season with 31 pins and has only gone past the first period three times.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 10:25
 

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