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PRESS PHOTO BY BOB FORD Jacob Lizak recently crossed the 100-win milestone and has been adding to that total since late in the regular season. PRESS PHOTO BY BOB FORD Jacob Lizak recently crossed the 100-win milestone and has been adding to that total since late in the regular season.

Lizak earns 100th career win

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Just over a year ago, while a junior on the Parkland wrestling team, Jacob Lizak was able to share a milestone with his older brother.

Ethan Lizak, now a freshman wrestler at the University of Minnesota, picked up win number 100 last year to join an elite wrestling fraternity.

Then, one year later, in a January match against Emmaus, Jacob Lizak followed in the footsteps of hi older brother by earning win number 100.

"It's a great individual accomplishment," Lizak said. "I try not to focus too much on the wins, but just getting better. As you get better the wins will come. I just want to improve throughout the season."

Lizak, a senior, has been a big reason for the Trojans success this season. Along with fellow classmate Omar Haddad, Lizak has been a reliable performer and is counted on by head coach Ryan Nunamaker.

Although the 100-win milestone was a great accomplishment, Lizak has bigger goals that are not solely focused around himself.

"It was one of my goals, but I think in reaching my other goals this just came along with it," said Lizak. "I want to be able to help the team win and that is my main goal of what I focus on."

After taking second place at last week's District 11 Championships, Lizak improved to 27-10 this season. He will compete in this weekend's Northeast Regional Tournament with hopes of advancing to next week's PIAA Championship Meet.