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Wrestler Forfeits to Allow Opponent to Reach Milestone

By Ed Gotwals, GameTimePA.com, 02/05/18, 12:00PM CST

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Lucas Ortiz had 99 career wins by the end of the season last February. It seemed like it would be simply a matter of a short time until he opened his senior year with the milestone victory.

The Chambersburg wrestling team won every match it faced Saturday at the Wilson Duals Tournament and came home carrying the team championship trophy.

But the Trojans also won a lot of respect for a bout they didn't even wrestle.

In its last dual meet of the day, Chambersburg took on Conestoga Valley. One of the Buckskins' top wrestlers, Lucas Ortiz, came out on the mat for the first bout of the meet at 152 pounds, and was awarded a forfeit victory.

It was the 100th victory of his high school career, and it will also be his last.