WRESTLING: Braves split at Hayesville Meet

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                HAYESVILLE – The Cherokee Braves varsity wrestling team split in a meet held at Hayesville High School on Tuesday, Feb. 1.  The Braves defeated Hiwassee Dam 48-12 but lost to Hayesville 45-30. 

                Several of Cherokee’s wrestlers appear in the Feb. 2 retrorankings.com listing including:  sophomore Tavi Rivera (4th – 160lb.), junior John Roper (3rd – 171lb.) and junior Will Bird (4th – 189lb.). 

                The Braves travel to Andrews this Saturday, Feb. 5 for the Smokey Mountain Conference Tournament. 

Cherokee 48 Hiwassee Dam 12

112lb. – Jacob Willingham (HD) won by forfeit

119lb. – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Gage Horchler (HD) at the :35 mark

125lb. – Justin Parris (Ch) won by forfeit

130lb. – Cain Oocumma (Ch) pinned Daniel Riggs (HD) at the :21 mark

145lb. – Wesley Long (Ch) won by forfeit

152lb. – Jessica McCoy (Ch) pinned Zach Bennet (HD) at the 2:59 mark

160lb. – Tavi Rivera (Ch) pinned Lucas Hayes (HD) at the 3:01 mark

171lb. – John Roper (Ch) won by forfeit

189lb. – Sawyer Dillard (HD) won by forfeit

285lb. – Raymond Taylor (Ch) won by forfeit

Hayesville 45 Cherokee 30

103lb. – Brittany Beaver (H) won by forfeit

112lb. – Savannah Vas (H) won by forfeit

119lb. – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Lucas Beaver (H) at the :32 mark

125lb. – Jeremiah Ledford (H) won a decision (8-6) over Justin Parris (Ch)

130lb. – Cain Oocumma (Ch) pinned Paul Roach (H) at the 3:43 mark

135lb. – Cody Neuman (H) won by forfeit

140lb. – Wesley Long (Ch) won a decision (12-5) over James Fleitas (H)

145lb. – Tyler Worden (H) won by forfeit

152lb. – Cale Maddox (H) won by forfeit

160lb. – Mark Anderson (H) pinned Jessica McCoy (Ch) at the 1:48 mark

171lb. – Tavi Rivera (Ch) won a decision (7-2) over James Hadas (H)

189lb. – John Roper (Ch) pinned James Cothren (H) at the 2:28 mark

215lb. – Taylor Woody (H) won by forfeit

285lb. – Raymond Taylor (Ch) pinned Timothy Kelley (H) at the :59 mark