WRESTLING: Braves fall to Rosman

by Jan 6, 2011SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments


                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

Exhibition Match

285lb. – Raymond Taylor (Ch) pinned Michael Bannin (Ros) at the :24 mark