MS WRESTLING: Braves place at State Meet

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The Cherokee Middle School Wrestling team traveled to Wake Forest University in Winston Salem to participate in the North Carolina USA Wrestling Championships on Friday, Feb. 7.  The teams were divided into two divisions, the 7th grade and 8th grade.  Julian Rubio led the 7th grade team with a second place finish in the 252lbs weight class with Josh Driver finishing third.  Will Davis picked up four pin fall victories in the 8th grade 252lbs weight class  to finish third while William Paul also picked up two victories to finish fourth in the 172lbs weight class.   Other notable wrestlers included Seth Sneed, Kevin Jackson, and Scarlett Guy.  In the 5th/6th grade 152lb division, Garrett Dee McCoy, an EBCI tribal member from Swain Middle, won the state title.  

8th Grade

108 – Seth Sneed (Cherokee) defeated Eric Vang (Excalibur Wrestling) by decision

108 – Seth Sneed (Cherokee) defeated Adam Lowry (River Bend) by decision

108 – Tanner Hooser (Team Atlas) defeated Seth Sneed (Cherokee) by technical fall

108 – Jordan Palmer (Piedmont) defeated Seth Sneed (Cherokee) by major decision

115 – Chris Hollingshead (Thunderhawks) pinned Kevin Jackson (Cherokee)

115 – Brodie Bowman (Swain) pinned Kevin Jackson (Cherokee)

122 – Jordan Mohica (McDowell Titan) pinned Scarlett Guy (Cherokee)

122 – Scarlett Guy (Cherokee) defeated Colby Tooley (Alleghany) by decision

122 – Channing Watson (McDowell Titan) defeated Scarlett Guy (Cherokee) by Inj default

170 – William Paul (Cherokee) defeated Garrett Buchanan (Mitchell) by major decision

170 – Tristen Villarruel (Alleghany) defeated William Paul (Cherokee) by decision

170 – William Paul (Cherokee) defeated Tyler Lowe (Havelock) by decision

170 – LaCalvin Sessoms (Southern Nash) defeated William Paul (Cherokee) by decision

252 – Eli Ramirez (Alleghany) defeated Will Davis (Cherokee) by decision

252 – Will Davis (Cherokee) pinned Frank Dockery (Team Atlas)

252 – Will Davis (Cherokee) pinned Russell Sherrod (Spot-Backyard)

252 – Will Davis (Cherokee) pinned Jared Smith (Piedmont)

252 – Will Davis (Cherokee) pinned Brason Pyne (Madison)

7th Grade

252 – Julian Rubio (Cherokee) pinned Josh Driver (Cherokee)

252 – Kobe Byers (Hard Knocks) pinned Julian Rubio (Cherokee)

252 – Kobe Byers (Hard Knocks) pinned Josh Driver (Cherokee)

– One Feather staff report