ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
The Cherokee Braves wrestling team lost in a conference match to Rosman by a score of 45-33 on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at home. The Braves lost by 12 points and they lost a total of 18 points to forfeitures which made the difference in the overall score.
According to retrorankings.com, several Braves are in the tops of their weight divisions in the North Carolina 1-A division as of the Jan. 5 ranking including:
- Levi Swearengin, honorable mention, 119lb.
- Tavi Rivera, 2nd ranking, 160lb.
- John Roper, honorable mention, 171lb.
- Will Bird, 3rd ranking, 189lb.
Match results from Tuesday were as follows:
103lb. – Victoria Irby (Ros) won by forfeit
112lb. – Thomas Whitman (Ros) won by forfeit
119lb. – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Noah Orr at the :42 mark
125lb. – Braden Fisher (Ros) pinned Justin Parris (Ch) at the :35 mark
130lb. – E.J. Alexnader (Ros) won by forfeit
135lb. – Thomas Lossiah (Ch) pinned Seth Parker (Ros) at the 4:55 mark
140lb. – Colby Yanez (Ch) pinned Josh Diaz (Ros) at the 5:27 mark
145lb. – Kane Owensby (Ros) won by decision (13-10) over Wesley Long (Ch)
152lb. – Clay Dotson (Ros) pinned Jessica McCoy (Ch) at the 1:15 mark
160lb. – James Diaz (Ros) pinned Tavi Rivera (Ch) at the 6:25 mark in OT
171lb. – John Roper (Ch) won by decision (6-5) over Terry Henderson (Ros)
189lb. – David Warner (Ros) pinned Corbin Wright (Ch) at the 5:35 mark
215lb. – Will Bird (Ch) pinned Blaise McCall (Ros) at the 3:59 mark
285lb. – Michael Montelongo (Ch) pinned Austin Curto (Ros) at the 1:58 mark
285lb. – Raymond Taylor (Ch) pinned Michael Bannin (Ros) at the :24 mark