The grueling New York State Wrestling Championship is a tournament even the top wrestlers struggle to survive at times.
Rarely does a wrestler make it look easy. But that’s just what Shoreham-Wading River’s T.J. Fabian did en route to winning the 126-pound title and becoming just the fourth wrestler in Shoreham history to win a state title.
Fabian pinned his opponent in the finals with nine seconds left as he closed in on a technical fall.
Fabian finished the season with an astounding 51-1 record. His only loss came in the county tournament. But he bounced back to place third and an earn an at-large bid to the state tournament.
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