WRESTLING: Andrews edges Braves 35-33

by Jan 24, 2011Front Page, SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments


                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)