ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
ANDREWS – The Wildcats edged the Braves 35-33 on Friday, Jan. 21 on the back of a controversial forfeit by Cherokee. One of Andrews wrestlers jumped several weight categories so that the Wildcats could enter someone in the 215lb. weight class where Cherokee had no entrant. The Wildcats earned the forfeit and the 6 points earned proved the difference in the match.
The issue was protested at the state level by Cherokee, but Andrews prevailed and the category jump was deemed legal and the win upheld on Monday, Jan. 24.
In all, there were six total forfeits with Andrews benefitting from four of them.
112lb. – Chandler Cable (A) won by forfeit
119lb. – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Logan Beard (A) at the 5:15 mark
125lb. – Justin Parris (Ch) won a decision (10-3) over Erik Rubino (A)
135lb. – Zack Burson (A) pinned Cain Oocumma (Ch) at the 5:32 mark
140lb. – Colby Yanez (Ch) pinned Ray Stiles (A) at the 3:09 mark
145lb. – Wesley Long (Ch) by forfeit
152lb. – Dylan Perrone (A) won by forfeit
160lb. – Tavi Rivera (Ch) pinned Phil Chambers (A) at the 3:51 mark
171lb. – John Roper (Ch) won by forfeit
189lb. – Zack Bevins (A) won by forfeit
215lb. – Eric Arreaga (A) won by forfeit
285lb. – Sam Wahneetah (A) won by technical fall (23-8) over Raymond Taylor (Ch)