Cruiser wrestlers keep on winning; also honor Nebbergall

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Madison wrestler Marshuan Armstrong (top) takes control and won his match against Jonathan Martin of Madison Plains during the Cruiser varsity wrestling team’s 64-12 victory over the Eagles on Dec. 20 at Groveport Madison High School’s Cruiser Arena. The Cruisers also defeated Hamilton Township 60-18 the same night at the tri-meet. As of late December, the defending OCC Capital Division champion Cruisers were 8-0 in dual meets, came in first in tournaments at Granville and Bexley, and second in a tournament at Logan.
Groveport Madison wrestler Nick Brookman gets a strong hold on Madison Plains wrestler Chase Kelly during the Cruisers’ win over the Eagles.
Prior to the start of the Cruisers’ wrestling matches with Madison Plains and Hamilton Township on Dec. 20, the Cruiser community honored the late Fred Nebbergall. Nebbergall, a 1973 graduate of Groveport Madison and lifelong supporter of Cruiser wrestling and Central Ohio wrestling, who passed away in February 2018. Groveport Madison Athletic Director Steve Petros noted that Nebbergall was a member of two Cruiser Mid-8 League championship wrestling teams, a two time sectional champion, a two time District placer, a Cruiser wrestling coach, and 40 year member of the Central Ohio District Wrestling Officials Association and a 40 year table official at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament. “Cruiser wrestling was a life long passion for Fred,” said Petros. Pictured here is Cruiser wrestling coach Brian Brison presenting David Nebbergall with a plaque honoring Fred Nebbergall.
The Nebbergall family.

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