|Submitted by Brian and Jessica Evans|
Photos courtesy of Rick Brewer, submitted by Donnie Price
Chris Morris is the 2001 119lb State Champion. Chris is a junior at
CHS with a season record of
40-1, his only loss this year was to the 2001 AAA 112lb. State
Champion, Matt Easter, of Nitro.
Chris went 4-0 this past weekend at the State Tournament. He beat
Kimble of Petersburg, then a
major decision over Bell of Greenbrier West, 14-5. Chris went on to
the semi's and beat Whitman of
Hundred, 6-1. His final match against Cory Auvil of Grafton (senior
with a record of 40-1) with a
win of 4-3.
Chris Morris receives award
Chris Morris in action in the championship round
Chris and Mom after match
Everyone from the Calhoun crowd was emotional in congratulating Chris
on his win. The dedicated
fans, and wrestlers have watched him these past 3 years in working
toward one of his dreams. Chris
has such heart and determination. He has made this county proud, once
Congratulations to You Chris, all of your hard work has finally paid
off. Eat 'til your hearts content!
We would like to also congratulate other fine Calhoun wrestlers who
participated in the States.
Jared Brewer, 112lbs
Eric Metz, 6th at States, at 125lbs
Derek Metz, 130lbs.
Moe Riddle, 135lbs.
Jeff Morris, 140lbs.
Casey Stewart, 6th at States, at 145lbs.
Jason Valdez, 152lbs.
Denny Cottrill, 5th at States, at 160lbs.
Ray Burge, 4th at States, at 171lbs.
Pat Mace, 189lbs.
Charlie Gibson, 215lbs.
Jeremy Laughlin, 5th at States, at 275lbs.
Calhoun fans greet Morris after championship win
Team before Friday night's first round
"Big Show" Huntington
Jared Brewer getting the first team win, Friday night
Jeremy Laughlin pinning his opponent in 1st. round of competition
Derek Metz in a controversial loss in 2nd. round