North Tonawanda teens lauded for wrestling decision as big as it gets
July 11, 2020


To their teenage disbelief, Anthony Swan and Simon Griskonis are being lauded as heroes. They get up on these hot days to the kind of summer duties handled by generations of teenagers before them, and they pause now and then to gently downplay the attention touched off by their split-second decision last week to help a girl being attacked at the North Tonawanda High School football field.

As both young men emphasize, the only reason they were at the field when the tale came together is because the pandemic did not give them much choice.

If this were any other summer, Swan said, “I’d have probably been at a wrestling camp.”