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January 13, 2013

Local trio nab titles: PHOTOS

Roman, Delligatti, Elliott Winner’s Choice champs

FAIRMONT — Another Winner’s Choice wrestling tournament is in the books.

Following a grueling weekend of wrestling that featured the best wrestlers in the entire state of West Virginia, a trio of Marion County wrestlers came out victorious — North Marion’s Ryan Elliott at 120 pounds, East Fairmont’s Jesse Roman at 195 and Fairmont Senior’s Vincent Delligatti at 220.

“I was telling my guys that this tournament has the best wrestlers from every division,” Fairmont Senior’s head coach Mark Delligatti stated. “That shows you how strong our tournament is and people will tell you throughout the state on how well it’s run. The people in Marion County and if they’re a wrestling fan and enjoy this sport, this was a great place to be. It is the best tournament in the state.”

With the best wrestlers in the state going head to head, the mood and intensity was intense at the Woody Williams Armory — where the tournament’s been held since 1977.

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