The Cherokee varsity wrestling team lost in the first round of the 1A Regional Dual Team tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 5. East Surry beat the Braves 50-24.
Robbinsville advanced to the 1A Regional semi-finals on Thursday, Feb. 14 with wins over Central Academy (41-27) and East Surry (59-15). The Black Knights host West Wilkes on Thursday with the winner advancing to the state dual team final on Saturday, Feb. 16 to take on the winner of the Rosewood v. N. Rowan match.
The Braves are in action next at the Individual Wrestling 1A Regionals at Hendersonville on Feb. 21-23.
Full results of the Cherokee – East Surry match are as follows:
106lb. – Eddie Nunez (ES) won for forfeit
113lb. – Timmy Norman (ES) won by major decision (12-1) over Michael George (Ch)
120lb. – Austin Bryant (ES) pinned Ethan Swearengin (Ch) at 5:12
126lb. – Andrew Kozlo (ES) won by decision (9-7) over Levi Swearengin (Ch)
132lb. – Eddie Scott (ES) won by major decision (16-8) over Austin Padilla (Ch)
138lb. – Jaron Bradley pinned Eli Russel (ES) at 3:47
145lb. – Jimmy Spear (ES) pinned Tyler Brown (Ch) at 2:10
152lb. – Keanu Kelley (ES) pinned Maria George (Ch) at :37
160lb. – Tavi Rivera (Ch) pinned Travis Pugh (ES) at 3:44
170lb. – Dorian Walkingstick (Ch) pinned Gage Edwards (ES) at :52
182lb. – Mitchell Flynt (ES) won by forfeit
195lb. – Cody Gaskill (ES) won by forfeit
220lb. – Jacob Chatten won by decision (6-2) over Raymond Taylor
285lb. – Michael Montelongo (Ch) pinned Josh Steven (ES) at 1:59
– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT