HUNTINGTON - After day one of the 66th annual West Virginia State wrestling tournament, host Huntington is tied for first in Class AAA with Parkersburg at 34 while Wirt County took an early team lead in the Class AA/A division here Thursday night inside the Big Sandy Super Store Arena.
Four-time defending triple-A state champion Parkersburg South won nine of its 12 matches and that included a battle where Patriot 120-pounder Braidon Knotts scored a 12-0 victory against Ripley's Antonio Jones. However, the Patriots rested in third place with 33 points as first-year head coach Donna Dixon's team was ahead of Washington (31), Point Pleasant (27) and the Vikings (22.5) from Jackson County.
The Big Reds of head man Chris Way also secured nine triumphs Thursday evening in 11 chances. PHS received pins from Austin Spears (106), Sam Phillips (126), Trapper Hays (132), Skyler Terrell (138), Dylan Richards (160), Jared Haught (182) and 220-pounder Tyler Riddle.
Photo by Rick Thorp
Parkersburg South's Dylan Alexander battles Washington's Mark Becraft in a 145-pound first round match Thursday. Becraft won, 5-3.
"It went pretty much as we thought it was going to go," Way said. "We were able to pick up seven pins and two major decisions. It's nice to get a lot of those bonus points.
"They are fighting through for all the points that are out there and pretty much doing everything that's been asked of them so far."
Parkersburg South received mat slappers from Lance Hill (113), Kyle Knotts (126), Jordan Quiocho (132), Jake Alexander (152), Briar Shively (160), Drake Mills (170) and heavyweight Thomas Hall.
Class AAA state tournament results
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Results Thursday from the Class AAA high school wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena:
Logan Ball, Parkersburg South Dec Ryan Keckley, Musselman, 5-0 Jasiel Kinder, Greenbrier East Dec Logan Adkins, Cabell Midland, 10-4 Ty Reynolds, Washington Fall Jerad Myers, University, 2:25 Sam Moore, George Washington Dec Caleb Leslie, Point Pleasant, 8-3 Logan Robertson, Shady Spring Fall Jonathan Noll, Lincoln Co, 2:18 Austin Spears, Parkersburg Fall Corey Thompson, Lewis County, 1:37 Logan Grass, Huntington Fall Cody Gillespie, Oak Hill, 1:23 Brandon Tenney, Buckhannon Upshur Dec Tyson Lira, Wheeling Park, 8-1
Lance Hill, Parkersburg South Fall Hunter Fischer, Cabell Midland, 1:00 Jared Morgan, Greenbrier East Dec Ethan Hull, Buckhannon Upshur, 2-1 Jordan Allen, Huntington T-Fall Nick Johnson, Parkersburg, 16-0 Quinn Rackley, Washington Fall Zack Clark, Shady Spring, 5:08 P J Dolan, Musselman Fall Christian Price, Capital, 3:51 Dallas Baciak, Wheeling Park Dec Chris Cochran, Winfield, 9-2 Leland Swafford, Woodrow Wilson Fall Wyatt Phillips, Jefferson, 0:53 John Raike, Point Pleasant Dec Zach Tubaugh, John Marshall, 10-3
Jason West, Parkersburg M-Dec Josh Lilley, Woodrow Wilson, 10-2 Guy Fisher, Point Pleasant Fall Tyler Demastes, Buckhannon Upshur, 1:04 Johnny Forren, Shady Spring M-Dec Austin Digiandomenico, Wheeling Park, 9-1 Bradley DeRito, Musselman Fall Cody Abbott, Logan, 3:01 Johnathan Spence, Huntington T-Fall Caleb Howell, Lewis County, 16-0 Braidon Knotts, Parkersburg South M-Dec Antonio Jones, Ripley, 12-0 Tyler Sigler, Washington T-Fall Sky Steadman, Hurricane, 18-1 Matthew Beaman, Brooke Fall David Pancake, George Washington, 3:46
Sam Phillips, Parkersburg Fall Steven Edwards, Washington, 3:24 Lucas Simpkins, Ripley Dec Micah Powell, Point Pleasant, 6-2 Dakota Linger, Buckhannon Upshur T-Fall Chance Pattison, Brooke, 18-1 Chase Childers, Huntington T-Fall Tyler Kosut, Shady Spring, 17-2 Jensen Lorea, George Washington M-Dec Adam Whitmore, Cabell Midland, 9-1 Kyle Knotts, Parkersburg South Fall Chris Brindle, Hedgesville, 2:23 Bryce Humphreys, Winfield Fall Hunter Green, Riverside, 2:58 Isaiah Hood, University Dec Todd Williams, Musselman, 8-2
Weight: 132 Trapper Hays, Parkersburg Fall Chantz Rankin, Hurricane, 1:09 Tyler Cross, Washington Fall Marc Williams, Oak Hill, 4:35 Casey Mowder, John Marshall Dec Cody Shepherd, Huntington, 7-5 Steve Hite, Hedgesville Dec John Duncan, Shady Spring, 4-2 Kody Kernan, Musselman Dec Vince Hunt, Riverside, 5-3 Jordan Quiocho, Parkersburg South Fall Tyler Hampton, Spring Valley, 1:49 Austin Hileman, Ripley Dec Matt Fair, Buckhannon Upshur, 3-1 Scott Lopez, University Fall Stevie Porter, Point Pleasant
Skyler Terrell, Parkersburg Fall Tyler Gilger, Woodrow Wilson, 2:32 Billy Waldeck, Huntington Fall Chris Jarrett, Hedgesville, 3:02 Nick Farley, Shady Spring Fall Tyler Richards, Parkersburg South, 2:32 Bobby Mitchell, Cabell Midland T-Fall Levi Spickler, Jefferson, 16-0 Noah Searls, Point Pleasant Fall Anthony Ratliff, Lewis County, 2:39 Dylan Taylor, Wheeling Park Fall Dakota Miller, Oak Hill, 1:11 Jared Jones, Washington Fall Kyle ONeal, Spring Valley, 0:46 Jake Martin, Ripley M-Dec Dylan Hall, John Marshall, 16-5
Jonny Davis, Wheeling Park M-Dec John Bryant, Jefferson, 17-5 Josh Hudson, Point Pleasant Dec Chris Shumaker, Oak Hill, 2-1 Mike Cicchino, Hedgesville Fall Quentin Blatt, John Marshall, 1:25 Isaac Reed, Winfield Fall Cody Van Dyke, Woodrow Wilson, 0:24 Brandon Stump, Shady Spring Fall Zach Gwinn, Spring Valley, 4:45 NaCodie Barrows, Parkersburg M-Dec Iain Feezle, Hampshire, 15-4 Justin Arthur, Huntington Fall Desean Reed, Capital, 0:40 Mark Becraft, Washington Dec Dylan Alexander, Parkersburg South, 5-3
Jake Alexander, Parkersburg South Fall Austin Rutter, Point Pleasant, 1:01 Seth Cutright, Buckhannon Upshur T-Fall Henry Matos, Shady Spring, 16-0 Paden Christian, Huntington T-Fall Mo Talafhah, Parkersburg, 15-0 Cole Williams, Woodrow Wilson Dec Chris Yenchko, Jefferson, 4-2 Cody Spinks, Musselman Fall Fred Crosier, South Charleston, 3:17 Dillon Shaw, Brooke Dec Timmy Blake, Cabell Midland, 6-2 Preston Martin, Ripley T-Fall Nick Clevenger, Hedgesville, 16-0 Jeremy Francis, Hurricane Dec Cody Boles, John Marshall, 4-2
Briar Shively, Parkersburg South Fall Justin Burke, Riverside, 1:17 Jason Martin, Huntington Fall Shane Moore, Jefferson, 5:59 Jake Smith, George Washington Fall Brandon Poling, Preston, 1:36 Danny Arndt, Musselman Dec Justin Leggett, Cabell Midland, 4-3 Jimmy Clark, Winfield Fall Keion Henderson, Martinsburg, 1:21 Danny Colby, Wheeling Park Dec Josiah Solak, Greenbrier East, 4-3 Dylan Ceravalo, Washington T-Fall Zach Cooper, Hurricane, 16-1 Dylan Richards, Parkersburg Fall Cody Richmond, Shady Spring, 5:19
Drake Mills, Parkersburg South Fall Matt Puffinberger, Musselman, 3:58 Davis Solak, Greenbrier East Dec Kyle Fischer, Spring Valley, 12-9 Kyle Rogers, Lewis County Dec Jacob Wood, John Marshall, 3-1 Reno Hill, Point Pleasant Def Keeten Asbury, Shady Spring Nate Starkey, Ripley Fall Austin Budd, Huntington, 3:05 Logan Wotring, Morgantown Fall Travis Stely, Martinsburg, 3:43 Nick Boone, Cabell Midland Fall Chris Worley, Woodrow Wilson, 2:14 Nate Constante, University Fall Zane Bradbury, Washington, 1:24
Jared Haught, Parkersburg Fall Carter Capehart, Huntington, 0:24 David Stas, Musselman Fall Martin Kuhl, Ripley, 3:20 Brycen Reymond, Point Pleasant M-Dec Aaron Waldron, University, 13-2 Pat Vance, Capital Dec AJ Pierson, Jefferson, 11-5 Ryan Carson, Lewis County Fall Hunter Davis, Woodrow Wilson, 2:21 Cody Amos, Wheeling Park Fall Jared Bradley, Cabell Midland, 0:29 Charles Withrow, Greenbrier East Fall Tyler Stewart, Hampshire, 2:33 Skippy Scurry, Brooke Fall Zach Richardson, Winfield, 4:40
Terrance Fanning, Preston Fall Wesley Legg, Oak Hill, 0:29 Dyln Lageman, Spring Valley Fall Colten Inskeep, Hampshire, 3:04 Gregorio Medina, Ripley Dec Matthew Dixon, Parkersburg South, 4-3 Joey Fernadez, Martinsburg Dec Ryan Walters, Nitro, 6-3 Jacob Starcher, Point Pleasant Fall Mason Arbogast, Lewis County, 4:24 Nathan Dawson, Brooke M-Dec Joe Sampson, Greenbrier East, 14-5 RJ Wilson, Washington Dec Aerison Parrish, Huntington, 2-1 Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park Fall Chase Hanshaw, Riverside, 0:19
Cullen Ebbert, John Marshall Fall Derek Estep, Musselman, 1:44 Hunter Skeens, Nitro Fall Levi Nelson, Greenbrier East, 3:35 Daniel Nolte, Buckhannon Upshur Fall Shane Catlett, Preston, 3:40 Jacob Duncan, Point Pleasant Fall Chase Lusk, Shady Spring, 3:24 Fredrick Roush, Ripley Dec Aric Ooten, Logan, 3-0 Tyler Riddle, Parkersburg Fall Bonefacio Garcia, Martinsburg, 2:25 Nigale Cabell, Huntington Fall Kyle Ayers, Woodrow Wilson, 0:58 Ashby Heath, Washington Fall Anthony Frisco, University, 2:3Logan, 3-0
Taylor Ortiz, Morgantown Fall Nick Cunningham, Cabell Midland, 0:45 Evan Roberts, Greenbrier East Fall Tyler Bucklew, Musselman, 3:38 David Smith, Nitro Fall Jeff Howdershelt, University, 2:44 Jack Skidmore, George Washington Dec Anthony Carter, Hedgesville, 7-0 Lane Harder, Jefferson Fall Tyler Burke, Capital, 3:01 Thomas Hall, Parkersburg South Fall Mitchell Fitzgerald, Hurricane, 0:51 Daryl Hicks, Ripley Fall Josh Kerns, Martinsburg, 0:58 Preston Wise, Brooke Dec Toney Kitts, Huntington, 10-8 OT
Class AA-A state tournament results
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Results Thursday from the Class A-AA high school wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena:
Wirt County28 points
East Fairmon 22
Robert C. Byrd4
Jacob Monn, Ritchie County Fall Mariah Vu, Robert C Byrd, 1:48 Caleb Currence, Greenbrier West Dec Dalton Smith, Williamstown, 7-0 Ethen Whitlock, Keyser Dec Ryan Debee, Oak Glen, 8-5 Riley White, Roane County Forf Vacant, Vacant Teddy Stover, Independence Fall Cody Marks, Wirt County, 2:30 Dalton Wood, Cameron Fall Marc Hedrick, Petersburg, :34 Jack Cummings, Clay Forf Vacant, Vacant Colin Masters, Fairmont Senior T-Fall Ben King, Berkeley Springs, 23-4
Danny Wyke, Oak Glen Fall Camren Duncan, Herbert Hoover, 5:12 Bailey Bowles, Fayettewille Fall Ian Nuzum, Philip Barbour, 5:20 Justin Triplett, Clay Fall Evan Gaines, North Marion, :48 Ben Alderson, Greenbrier West Fall Dalton Owens, Lincoln, 3:10 Cody Goff, Grafton Fall Trisha Lee, Midland Trail, :31 Christopher Goad, Calhoun M-Dec James Davis, Ritchie County, 11-0 Will Cox, Independence M-Dec Hayden Siler, Keyser, 13-3 Cole Moore, Roane County T-Fall Packee Sacks, East Fairmont, 16-1
Ryan Elliott, North Marion Fall Michael Trotter, Independence, :56 Cam Moore, Roane County T-Fall Hobie Tomes, Liberty Harrison, 20-3 Tristen Harvey, Liberty Raleigh Fall Levi Helmick, Fairmont Senior, 1:37 Zack Ahart, Clay T-Fall Alex West, Lincoln, 16-1 Jon Cain, Wirt County Fall Carter Householder, Bridgeport, 2:40 Josh Cornell, Oak Glen M-Dec Chris Patton, Greenbrier West, 12-3 AJ Adkins, Braxton Co Fall Justin Duncan, Herbert Hoover, 1:32 Devon Steele, Midland Trail Dec Jeremy Moore, East Fairmont, 9-7
Kyle Mack, Oak Glen Fall Malek Musser, Petersburg, :20 Tyler Cheuvront, Wirt County Fall Troy Farrell, Fayettewille, :56 Garrett Crites, Keyser Fall Kyle Schlieper, Cameron, 1:29 Casey Ritchie, Calhoun Fall Tyler Brooks, Bluefield, 1:55 Randall Robie, Wahama Dec Jordan Grimmet, Greenbrier West, 6-5 Ryan Arnett, North Marion Dec Cory Stearns, Liberty Harrison, 7-6 Dalton George, Williamstown Fall Chad Cogar, Webster County, 2:39 Brody Nesselrotte, East Fairmont Fall Billy Wilson, Berkeley Springs, 2:38
Austin Stanley, North Marion Fall Austin Raines, Williamstown, :27 Beau Horner, Keyser Fall Ken Ladadwa, Richwood, :37 Hagan Root, Wirt County Fall Joe Henthorn, Tyler Consolidated, 3:10 Colton Ward, Independence T-Fall Cody Scheveraunt, Lincoln, 18-1 James Acord, Braxton Co Fall Sam Kelley, Webster County, :17 Avery Flowers, Oak Glen M-Dec Levi Gordan, Calhoun, 13-3 Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West Fall Issac Martin, Petersburg, 1:24 Alex Suite, Clay Fall Andrew Davis, Ritchie County, 3:50
Nick Tice, Oak Glen Fall Matt Moore, Nicholas County, 3:24 Cole Ritchie, Calhoun M-Dec Josh Capps, Berkeley Springs, 14-2 Chris Clark, Independence Def Colton Moats, Clay-Battelle Mitchell Schoolcraft, Clay Dec Briar Hickman, Grafton, 9-3 Jake Linville, Wirt County Fall TJ Whetzel, Keyser, 3:49 Alex Martonosi, North Marion Fall Jacob Boyse, Wyoming East, 3:40 Bryson Dennison, Braxton Co Fall Logan Lindsey, Williamstown, 1:22 Cody Clifton, Liberty Raleigh Dec Dalton Michael, East Fairmont, 5-1
Anthony Alvaro, Fairmont Senior Fall CJ Capps, Berkeley Springs, 1:11 Jordan Tincher, Greenbrier West M-Dec Nick Lane, Sissonwille, 13-5 Alex Robinson, Lincoln M-Dec Patrick Arneault, Oak Glen, 12-4 Cody Ferguson, Wirt County Fall Nick Carlile, Webster County, 3:50 Dustin Justice, Independence M-Dec Austin Dobbins, Clay, 18-8 Dillon Blake, Cameron M-Dec Cody Whitlock, Keyser, 9-0 Jake Tracewell, Williamstown Fall Logan Brown, Richwood, 1:40 Cam Stewart, East Fairmont Fall Gino Alonge, Bridgeport, :51
Garrett Hypes, Madonna M-Dec David Overbay, Calhoun, 8-0 Thorn Simon, Braxton Co Fall Tracey Lovins, Fayettewille, :48 Ricky Ahart, Clay M-Dec Gavin Barker, North Marion, 9-0 RJ Elam, Liberty Raleigh Dec Spencer Harlow, Notre Dame, 10-3 Tyler Moore, Grafton Dec Brad Shirley, Wyoming East, 4-0 Luke Scott, Roane County Dec Ivan Hall, Cameron, 8-6 OT Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West M-Dec Josh Dottillis, Lincoln, 21-8 Austin Cottrell, Wirt County Dec Tyron Lodge, Fairmont Senior, 3-1 OT
Alex Daniels, Independence Dec Devin Starcher, Cameron, 7-3 Tyler Stewart, Clay Fall James Bell, Philip Barbour, 1:18 Marquise Frazier, Greenbrier West Fall Gage Deem, Magnolia, 4:32 Lee Helmick, Braxton Co Fall Joe Copley, Roane County, 3:59 Kane Roush, Wahama Fall Samuel Kesner, Moorefield, 1:56 Brandon Eldridge, Bluefield M-Dec Michael Parker, Fairmont Senior, 12-0 Jacob Mellott, Keyser Dec Austin Satterfield, Calhoun, 6-0 Matthew Bailey, Liberty Raleigh Dec Brodie Bittinger, Oak Glen, 4-3
Cole Valentine, East Fairmont Fall Braxton Lewis, Frankfort, 1:40 Jake Tyler, Nicholas County T-Fall Patrick Berry, Ravenswood, 15-0 Cody Rodeheaver, Keyser Fall Noah Flowers, Oak Glen, :09 Crandale Neal, Wahama Fall Trey Williams, Independence, 3:52 Tyler Parker, Greenbrier West Fall Tyler Hammack, Roane County, :34 Tyler Rohrbaugh, Petersburg Fall Mike Houser, St. Marys, 3:54 David Hastings, Williamstown Fall Hunter Pullens, Fayettewille, :37 Anthony Tiano, North Marion Dec Dak Bramer, Notre Dame, 6-5
Garrett Onderko, East Fairmont Fall Rick Wiseman, Clay, 2:39 Wil Schoonover, Moorefield Dec Jacob Summe, Wyoming East, 8-2 Coton Neal, Wahama Dec Denzel Pitts, Fairmont Senior, 9-6 Austin Weaver, Lincoln Dec Drew Hicks, Nicholas County, 7-1 Cameron Stanley, Bridgeport M-Dec Thomas Williams, Independence, 9-1 Brad Riddle, Ritchie County Dec Walker Siers, Wirt County, 7-1 Ethan Barker, Midland Trail M-Dec Max Redman, Keyser, 11-3 Tyler Arnett, North Marion Fall Brady Dye, Herbert Hoover, 3:42
Jesse Roman, East Fairmont Fall River Pullens, Fayettewille, :29 Kyle Frazier, Buffalo Fall Travis Pomp, Philip Barbour, 3:07 Dylon McBride, Independence M-Dec Waylon Miller, Cameron, 10-2 Kyle Shambaugh, Berkeley Springs Dec Caleb Ferguson, Wirt County, 6-0 Demetrius Serevicz, Wahama Fall Brandon Raynor, Braxton Co, 1:49 Jaron Summers, Fairmont Senior Fall Tristen Kessler, Greenbrier West, 1:56 Derek Wilt, Keyser Fall Scott Gibson, Roane County, 1:50 Jared Wright, Magnolia M-Dec Shawn Pennington, Bluefield, 15-4
Vincent Delligatti, Fairmont Senior Fall Ronnie Weaver, Liberty Harrison, :23 Ryan White, Buffalo Dec Cody Loudermilk, Greenbrier West, 3-2 Matt Parkinson, Berkeley Springs Fall Tyler Baker, Magnolia, :29 Dylan Pickrell, Wirt County Fall Trenton Hayes, Webster County, 3:28 Julius Thomas, Bluefield Dec Wyatt Dawson, Clay, 5-0 Alec Moscufo, North Marion Fall Josh Napier, Keyser, 2:21 Zane Weese, Herbert Hoover Fall Jacob Shewsbury, Independence, 5:15 Josh Hart, Ritchie County Fall Noah Markley, Bridgeport, 4:00
Logan Bowman, East Fairmont Dec Richard Woods, Herbert Hoover, 10-4 Ryan Helmick, Grafton Fall Zach Johnson, Greenbrier West, 4:28 Andrew Satterfield, Calhoun Fall Seth Smith, Ritchie County, 2:39 Zach Fleshman, Independence Dec Ryan Moore, Liberty Harrison, 4-2 Isaiah Holyfield, Robert C Byrd Fall Cody Gore, Bluefield, 1:11 Alex Rauch, Williamstown Fall Brent Barber, Fairmont Senior, 1:46 Donovan Vance, Liberty Raleigh Fall Brennan Yeater, Bridgeport, :25 Skyler Snyder, Wirt County Dec Justin ODell, North Marion, 6-2
Ripley, which got a narrow 4-3 victory from 195-pounder Greg Medina versus Patriot Matt Dixon, went 8-2 overall. Coach Matt Smith's team had pins by 170-pounder Nate Starkey and heavyweight Daryl Hicks.
Little Kanawha Conference champion Wirt County, thanks to an 8-3 effort on day one, amassed 28 team points. That total put the orange and black in the early lead as Clay County and Independence are tied for second at 24.5. Top-ranked Greenbrier West struggled a little on Thursday and won seven of its 12 matches. The Cavaliers are tied for fourth with North Marion at 24 points. Second ranked East Fairmont checked in at sixth with 22 points.
The Tigers were aided by Wahama junior Randall Robie as the fourth place Region IV finisher upset Region III champion Jordan Grimmet of Greenbrier West, 6-5.
"We'll take all the help we can get," said Wirt County head coach Kenny Dye. "We wrestled all right today. Out of 11 matches, winning eight, that's not real bad.
"We just have to have those boys wrestle back through. It's an important round in the morning. We've got some good matches in the morning."
Wahama actually went 5-0 as the White Falcons also got a win from Colton Neal at 182 and three pins thanks to Kane Roush (160), Crandale Neal (170) and Demetrius Serevicz at 195.
Wirt County was led by pins from Jon Cain (120), Tyler Cheuvront (126), Hagan Root (132), Jake Linville (138), Cody Ferguson (145) and heavyweight Skylar Snyder.
LKC runner-up Clay County, which defeated the Tigers by 3.5 points for the Region IV championship last Saturday at Roane County, went 8-2. Jack Cummings received a forfeit at 106 while Panthers Justin Triplett (113), Alex Suite (132) and Tyler Stewart (160) each registered mat slappers.
The three Mid-Ohio Valley teams with only one entrant apiece in the state tournament were unable to pick up a victory. Root pinned Tyler Consolidated's Joe Henthorn in 3:10, Mike Houser of St. Marys lost via a second period pin to Petersburg 170-pounder Tyler Rohrbaugh and Ravenswood 170-pounder Patrick Berry suffered a 15-0 technical fall setback to Jake Tyler of Nicholas County.
Magnolia's only win came thanks to 195-pounder Jared Wright, who major decisioned Bluefield's Shawn Pennington 15-4.
Other area squads who had winners via pin came from Braxton County - A.J. Adkins (120), James Accord (132), Bryson Dennison (138), Thomas Simon (152) and Lee Helmick (160); Williamstown - Dalton George (126), Jake Tracewell (145), David Hastings (170) and Alex Rauch (285); Ritchie County - Jacob Monn (106), Brad Riddle (182) and Josh Hart (220) along with Calhoun County's Casey Ritchie at 126 and Red Devil teammate Andrew Satterfield, who pinned Ritchie County heavyweight Seth Smith in 2:39.
Action will resume at 11:30 a.m. today.