Wolverine wrestlers face consolation battle at 1A West Regional
Polk County wrestlers will have to fight through the consolation bracket Saturday to earn a berth in the state 1A wrestling tournament
Polk County wrestlers will have to fight through the consolation bracket Saturday to earn a berth in the state 1A wrestling tournament.
Friday’s opening day of the 1A West Regional at Avery ended with all 11 Polk County wrestlers in the consolation rounds. Action in the tournament is slated to begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Three Polk County wrestlers – Triston Watkins, Dillon Knighton and Devin Panchyshyn – won their first-round matches on Friday before being stopped in the second round.
Another Wolverine, Hayden Shumate, suffered a tough 11-10 decision to Mitchell’s Jose Guardian.
The top four wrestlers in each class advance to next week’s state 1A tournament in Greensboro.
Kevin Cook (Hayesville) p. Chris Rickman (Polk), 0:43
Rickman vs. Jackson Russ (Avery)
Triston Watkins (Polk) p. Jacob Haywood (East Surry), 3:34
Dylan Lowery (Mitchell) p. Watkins, 3:22
Watkins vs. Samuel Green (Swain)
Nicolas Mariani (Rosman) p. Preston Burnett (Polk), 1:18
Burnett vs. Dustyn Davenport (Hayesville)
Lucas Brown (Swain) p. Evan Miller (Polk), 2:00
Miller vs. Chandler Luffman (East Wilkes)
Jonas Trejo (Swain) p. Brennan Worthington (Polk), 1:49
Worthington vs. Adrian Caro (East Surry)
Dillon Knighton (Polk) p. Alex Royal (East Wilkes), 3:58
Chris Butera (Mount Airy) p. Knighton, 2:42
Knighton vs. TBA
Lucas Andrews (Avery) p. Mitchell Yoder (Polk), 1:52
Yoder vs. Nick Dennard (Andrews)
Cody Long (Swain) p. Trey Thompson (Polk), 2:15
Thompson vs. Austin Duncan (Avery)
Blake Williams (Avery) p. James Smith (Polk), 0:53
Smith vs. Wess Hooper (Robbinsville)
Jose Guardian (Mitchell) d. Hayden Shumate (Polk), 11-10
Shumate vs. Zach Gibby (Andrews)
Devin Panchyshyn (Polk) d. Wyatt Rayburn (Murphy), 4-1
Morgan East (East Surry) p. Panchyshyn, 0:22
Panchyshyn vs. Hunter McGaha (Andrews)
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