DEVIL WRESTLERS BEAT WEATHER - Win 27th Calhoun Invitational, Third Ranked


Nick Stevens

Christian Cottrell

Sean Gungle

Photos courtesy of Patty Haught

By Gaylen Duskey

The usual snowstorm that accompanies the Calhoun Invitational came a day late but Saturday's nice weather did not deter the home standing Red Devils from winning the championship.

The Red Devils had 11 place winners, including three champions, to roll up 166.5 points to run away with the championship.

Clay County was second with 132 points followed by Greenbrier West with 131.5.

Berkeley Springs with 122 and Braxton County with 108 round out the top five. Other teams included Ritchie County (95), St. Marys (85), Poca (56.5) and Fayetteville (37).

Jeff Goodrich

Tyler Bain

Cody Cottrell

Photos courtesy of Patty Haught

Calhoun's three champions were freshman Cody Clark (119), Tyler Bain (130) and Jeff Goodrich (145).

Calhoun got a second from Seth Jarvis (112) and thirds from Nick Stevens (103), Aaron Yoak (152) and Zac Yeager (215).

The Red Devils also had fourth-place finishes from Sean Gungle (125), Will Abicht (135, wrestling in place of the injured Eddie Burrows), Cody Cottrell (189) and J.J. Bremar (285).

Calhoun B Team wrestler Austin Moore placed fourth at 119.

Third-ranked Calhoun returns to action this coming weekend in the Williamstown Rumble.

JJ Bremer

Will Abicht

Caleb Hart

Photos courtesy of Patty Haught