Blue Lions split with ‘Cane, Astros


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Washington Blue Lion senior Jerry Knapp wrestles Bryant Bergefurd of Wilmington at 152 pounds during an SCOL tri-match Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at Washington High School.


The Washington Blue Lion wrestling team welcomed teams from Wilmington and East Clinton High Schools for an SCOL tri-match Thursday night.

In the first match, Wilmington defeated East Clinton, 59-11.

In the second dual, the match was tied between Wilmington and Washington, 39-39.

Wilmington was awarded one point on criteria to take the 40-39 win.

In the final match of the evening, Washington beat East Clinton, 57-20.

In the middle school matches, Wilmington beat East Clinton, 46-24; Washington beat Wilmington, 34-30 and Washington beat East Clinton, 55-24.

“I was upset that we lost to Wilmington,” Washington head coach Louis Reid said. “That’s a match we should have won. We lost 40-39 on criteria. It’s because we gave up too many pins.

“I told our team, that’s one area we’ve got to improve in,” Reid said. “If we don’t give up those pins, we win that match. There were several close matches against Wilmington. If we hold on and not get pinned, just one time, we win that dual meet.

“Wilmington was one of the teams picked to win the league coming in,” Reid said. “We were right there with them.

“We have eight new wrestlers in our line-up and they wrestled tough,” Reid said. “But, we’re past the point where we can make excuses. We have to improve on fighting off our back. We won’t beat good teams if that continues.

“What I do like, we bounced back and put it on East Clinton,” Reid said. “Our guys wrestled the way they should. We put guys on their backs and we picked up some big pins. I was happy with the way we finished.”

Washington is now 3-1 in the SCOL. Wilmington is also 3-1.

The Blue Lions will be back in action Saturday at Nelsonville-York High School.

Washington will host Miami Trace in an SCOL dual meet Thursday, Jan. 14.

Also Thursday in SCOL wrestling, Clinton-Massie beat Chillicothe, 57-21, Miami Trace beat Chillicothe, 69-6 and the Panthers also defeated Clinton-Massie, 52-27.

Wilmington 59, East Clinton 11

106 – Cameron Smart W, d. Josh Jones EC, 7-6

113 – Sawyer Garrison W, by forfeit

120 – Austin Brock EC, by forfeit

126 – Collin Greene W, by forfeit

132 – Jacob Boldman W, d. Kalob Williams, 18-3

138 – Samuel Morgan EC, d. Trent Holliday, 18-2

145 – Isaac Allen W, pinned Noah Morgan, 1:47

152 – Bryant Bergefurd W, pinned Thomas Wright, 3:45

160 – Allister Brausch W, pinned Charles Erdman, 1:08

170 – Doug Eastes W, d. Cameron Bloch, 10-7

182 – Randy Tolliver W, pinned D.J. Perry, 1:22

195 – Briten Kessler W, by forfeit

220 – Gage Smith W, by forfeit

285 – double forfeit

Wilmington 40, Washington 39

106 – Cameron Smart Wil., pinned Collin George, 2:23

113 – Sawyer Garrison Wil., d. Christopher Martin, 7-2

120 – Courtney Walker WCH, by forfeit

126 – Tre Thomas WCH, d. Collin Greene, 12-4

132 – Jacob Boldman Wil., pinned Zane Nelson, 3:29

138 – Conner Chrisman WCH, pinned Trent Holliday, :13

145 – Isaac Allen Wil., pinned Chris Conger, 4:57

152 – Bryant Bergefurd Wil., pinned Jerry Knapp, 2:53

160 – Allister Brausch Wil., pinned Alan Bailey, :31

170 – Doug Eastes Wil., pinned Ethan Stewart, 2:27

182 – Mason McCane WCH, d. Randy Tolliver, 18-2

195 – Steven Willis WCH, pinned Briten Kessler, 3:26

220 – Colton McNichols WCH, pinned Gage Smith, 4:20

285 – Trevor Hicks WCH, by forfeit

Washington 57, East Clinton 20

106 – Josh Jones EC, pinned Collin George, 3:30

113 – Courtney Walker W, by forfeit

120 – Austin Brock EC pinned Thomas, 2:50

126 – n/a

132 – Zane Nelson W, pinned Kalob Williams

138 – Chris Conger W, pinned Samuel Morgan, 1:42

145 – Noah Morgan EC d. Conner Chrisman, 7-1

152 – Thomas Wright EC pinned Jerry Knapp, 3:02

160 – Elisha Shaw W, pinned Charles Erdman, 1:06

170 – Ethan Stewart W, d. Cameron Bloch, 10-7

182 – Mason McCane W, pinned D.J. Perry, 1:44

195 – Steven Willis W, by forfeit

220 – Colton McNichols W, by forfeit

285 – Trevor Hicks W, by forfeit

Washington Blue Lion senior Jerry Knapp wrestles Bryant Bergefurd of Wilmington at 152 pounds during an SCOL tri-match Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at Washington High School.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_JerryKnappvsWilmington.jpgWashington Blue Lion senior Jerry Knapp wrestles Bryant Bergefurd of Wilmington at 152 pounds during an SCOL tri-match Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at Washington High School.

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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