Monday, January 4, 2010

Parisi streak ends at 5th best in state history

Jay M. Robinson's Dominic Parisi streak reached 139 of consecutive wins matches without a loss came to an end in a wrestling tournament in New York last weekend. Parisi, who went 115-0 in the last two seasons combined, now owns the fifth longest winning streak in North Carolina history.

Parisi was chasing 144 wins in a row by Appalachian State wrestling coach John Mark Bently, when he was in high school.

"I think the streak meant a lot to (Dominic), but it also put a lot of pressure on him," Robinson coach and Dominic's father, Dave Parisi said. "I think he'll be able to focus on just going out and competing his best now."

Parisi is a two-time defending state champion at the 112-lb. and 119-lb. weight classes the past two seasons.

--Jay Edwards