By AMBLE SMOKER
ONE FEATHER STAFF
ASHEVILLE – The Cherokee Braves fell to the Asheville Cougars 54-24 in a non-conference bout on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Asheville High School. Lucas Woodard (160) and Dakota Ward (285) both picked up a win by pin fall, while Seth Sneed (126) and Xander Brady (182) secured a victory by decision, and Jonah Burnhisel (113) won by forfeit. The Cougars accumulated five wins by pin fall, three wins by forfeit, and one win by disqualification.
Full match results are as follows:
106 – Myles Debruin (Ashe) won by forfeit
113 – Jonah Burnhisel (Cher) won by forfeit
120 – Henrey Lathrop (Ashe) won by forfeit
126 – Seth Sneed (Cher) defeated Brett Weinert (Ashe) by decision 12-6
132 – Staekwon Taylor (Ashe) pinned Kevin Jackson (Cher)
138 – Asa Kaylor (Ashe) pinned Sam Sneed (Cher)
145 – Antony Rodriguez (Ashe) pinned Scarlett Guy (Cher)
152 – Jourdan Bailey (Ashe) over Anthony Toineeta (Cher) by DQ
160 – Lucas Woodard (Cher) pinned Ben Pitrolo (Ashe)
170 – Logan Wilson (Ashe) pinned Andrew Griffin (Cher)
182 – Xander Brady (Cher) defeated Avante Carson (Ashe) by decision 6-1
195 – Hakim Allen (Ashe) pinned Lloyd Mitchell (Cher)
220 – Kaliq Moore (Ashe) won by forfeit
285 – Dakota Ward (Cher) pinned Jonathan Prock (Ashe)
The match against Asheville follows a stout showing at the Osley B. Saunooke Memorial Tournament at the Cherokee High School where Cherokee’s Anthony Toineeta won the 152lbs class.
The Braves next home bout is Friday, Jan. 15 as the Braves take on the Andrews Wildcats in a Middle School and High School dual. The Middle School starts at 6pm with the varsity beginning around 7:30.