Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 23, 2014

Six Graham wrestlers place first in East Sub-Section

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Six Graham wrestlers finished a perfect 4-0 in a East Sub-Section Super Quad held on Thursday night at Graham High School.

The Sub-section was used to determine seedings for the 10-team Eastern Sub-Regional that will be held on Feb. 8 at Martinsville Middle School.

That meet will then determine seedings for regional competition on Feb. 14-15 at Virginia High School.

Graham finished second as a team with a 3-1 record, losing to first place Marion (4-0) 42-36. Grayson County was third at 2-2, followed by Glenvar (1-3) and Floyd County (0-4).

Sam Steele (120 pounds), Kyshon Lee (170), Levi Stroupe (182), Dylan Cook (195), Jon Jennings (220) and Colin Beavers (285) were 4-0 in competition and will be top seeds at the Sub-Regional.

Three Graham wrestlers will be seeded second after going 3-1, including Chandler Asbury (113), Tristan Evans (145) and Hunter Cook (160).

Graham will host the Graham Duals on Saturday at Graham High School. Twelve teams are slated to participate, including Graham, Bluefield, Princeton, Tazewell, River View and Honaker.

The competition begins at 9:30 a.m. The all-day event winds down with trophy presentations around 5 p.m.

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