Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 11, 2014

Graham wrestlers top field in Bristol; Grundy competes in Hampton

BRISTOL, Va. — Graham High School’s wrestlers ran away with the top spot in the John S. Battle Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Bristol.

With 249 points, the G-Men finished 66 ahead of second place Patrick Henry – Glade Spring. Graham is now 12-2 on the season.

Four Graham wrestlers took firsts, going 5-0 in the event — Dacota Byrd (152 pounds), Hunter Cook (160), Dylan Cook (195) and Jon Jennings (220).

The G-Men return to action Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Eastside Duals in Coeburn.

John S. Battle Invitational

Team scores

Graham 249, Patrick Henry – Glade Spring 183, John Battle 138.5, Union 109, Fort Chiswell 79.

Graham individuals

113 - Chandler Asbury 2nd (2-1); 138 - Tristan Evans 3rd (3-2); 152 - Dacota Byrd 1st (5-0); 160 - Hunter Cook 1st (5-0); 160 - Alex Hicks 2nd (4-1); 170 - Kyshon Lee 2nd (3-1); 182 - Levi Stroupe 2nd (4-1); 195 - Dylan Cook 1st (5-0); 220 - Jon Jennings 1st (5-0); 285 - Colin Beavers 2nd (4-1).

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Grundy competes in Virginia Duals

HAMPTON, Va. — Andy Webb had a 3-0 performance for the Grundy Golden Wave in the Virginia Duals this weekend at the Hampton Coliseum.

As a team, Grundy fell in the first round on Friday to Eastern View 42-26, then dropped a 39-31 match to Great Bridge in Saturday’s consolation round before beating Cox High 39-30 to wrap up the meet.

Webb, competing at 106 pounds, pinned Lexi Nalls in 49 seconds on Friday. On Saturday, he took 2:30 to pin Nicholas Rhodes of Great Bridge, and stopped  Keanu Altares of Cox with a pin 1:13 into their round.

Finishing with 2-1 records for Grundy were Maverick Coleman (113 pounds), Trey Smith (145), Elliot Pedigo (152), Dylan Raines (160), Jordan McCowan (182) and Reed Boyd (285). Boyd’s record included a forfeit win.

Virginia Duals

Consolation Round, Saturday

Great Bridge 39, Grundy 31

106 - Andy Webb (Gru) p. Nicholas Rhodes, 2:30; 113 - Maverick Coleman (Gru) p. Kyle Canavan, 3:46 ; 120 -  Jacob Curling (GB) dec. Wesley Belcher, 11-5; 126 - Cody Puckett (Gru) p. Alyssa Greenleaf, 1:56; 132 - Brian Potter (Grundy) dec Tyler Croley, 3-1; 138  - Zach Nifong (GB) p. John Justus, 3:56; 145 - Trey Smith (Gru) maj. dec. Riley Jackson, 15-6; 152 - Eric Merriam (GB) dec. Elliot Pedigo, 6-4; 160 - Dylan Raines (Gru) p. Ryan Thomas, 2:24; 170 - Dalton Jackson (GB) p. Tristan Bonds, 0:31; 182 - Jesse Monde (GB) dec. Jordan McCowan, 4-0; 195 - Christopher McClanahan (GB) p. Tyler Scarberry, 0:31; 220 - Hunter Stuart (GB) p. Adam Hibbitts, 1:08; 285 - Jalen Booke (GB) p. Reed Boyd, :24

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