Jeff Goodrich against Bostic - Ripley
By Melissa Hixon
Calhoun Middle School Wrestling had its season opener at the Tri-State
Championship Tournament in Pt. Pleasant.
Calhoun had nine wrestlers entering with
four lasting till Saturday, day two of the tournament.
Calhoun placed 12th out of
49 teams, including A, B, C and D string teams, with 96 points, scoring above
Clay, Wirt, and Ritchie counties.
Cody Clark in the finals with a 5-4 score against
Cody Clark (84) started Saturday morning with a pin against Taylor Morris
of McKinley. Clark had his second pin against Matt Johnson from Milton and
finished as Champion with a 6-5 score against Adam Metz from Edison.
Jeff Goodrich (116) had wins on day two from Robbie Bostic-Ripley, Thomas
Wright-Barboursville, and Christian Walker-Wirt. Goodrich placed 4th with a
loss to Jerod Klemans of Clay.
Sean Gungle (78) fought his way back from a Friday loss to Dane
Niday-Buffalo to place 3rd. Gungle had wins from Justin McCourt-Clay, Justin
Fisher-Spencer, Nick Stewart-Milton, Matt McCormick-Pt. Pleasant, and Luke
Randy Brannon working for the pin against Haynes - Hamilton
Randy Brannon (HWT) had wins from Chris Young, John Adams, Josh
Kale-Edison, and Justin Goines-Dupont. Brannon placed 5th with a loss to John
Hipes-Pt. Pleasant Middle.
The wrestlers competing at Pt. Pleasant and their records are: 78 Sean
Gungle 6-1; 84 Cody Clark 4-0; 90 Kameron Reip 2-2; 110 Aaron Yoak 1-2; 110B
Josh Deweese 2-2; 116 Jeff Goodrich 5-2; 123 Kayla Hixon 1-2; 145 Jacob Haught
0-2; HWT Randy Brannon 5-2.
Calhoun will compete at the Braxton Co. Middle
School Invitational on Sat. Jan 10.
Dec. 18 Clay (TB rescheduled)
Jan. 2-3 Pt. Pleasant Tri-State Tournament
Jan. 10 Braxton Middle Invitational
Jan. 14 Central WV Area Conference-Braxton
Jan. 17 Roane Middle Invitational
Jan. 23-24 WSAZ Tournament-Huntington
Photos courtesy of Melissa Hixon