Wolverine wrestlers stymied in first round of 2A West Regional

Polk County heavyweight Devin Panchyshyn

Polk County’s four entries into the 2A West Regional wrestling tournament all suffered losses during first-round action Friday at West Lincoln High School.

Each Wolverine will return to the mat on Saturday in the consolation bracket.

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Freshman Darryl Ceasar suffered a first-period fall in the 106-pound class to Spenser Harris of Newton-Conover. Caesar will face West Lincoln’s Pedro Reyna on Saturday.

Freshman Preston Burnett also lost via first-period fall to Cole Galloway of Brevard at 126 pounds. Burnett will now face Drew Pinion of East Rutherford.

Junior Dillon Knighton fell to a second-period pin courtesy of R-S Central’s Jacob Fry. Knighton will now face Maiden’s Raymond Zavala.

Junior heavyweight Devin Panchyshyn lost a 5-2 decision to Smoky Mountain’s Andrew Lillard. Panchyshyn will face West Caldwell’s Devon Rice on Saturday.