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Stage light crushes high-school wrestler

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/21/2013 @ 6:24 pm In Education | No Comments

(SPORTS.YAHOO) — To win the annual Madison Square Garden tournament, a South Dakota prep wrestling staple held at Madison (S.D.) High, Madison senior Michael McCormish knew he would have to overcome a number of obstacles, a tough opponent and an extra dose of hype among them.

What he never imagined was that his school’s own signature light fixture would be the unforeseen challenge to take him out.

As first noted by Bob’s Blitz, McCormish was the victim of a terrifying action during a bout against a wrestler for Chamberlain (S.D.) High on Friday when the giant, iridescent-style light fixture that provides a solitary spotlight on the wrestlers in the Madison Square Garden tournament came crashing down as McCormish set up to start on bottom of a re-start. The crash was horrifying, with the fixture itself appearing to almost gobble the senior wrestler up.


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