WRESTLING: Toineeta becomes the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the West
By AMBLE SMOKER
ONE FEATHER STAFF
ROSMAN – Cherokee’s Anthony Toineeta achieved a major career milestone as he defeated the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the west by Retro Rankings, Tanner Whitman (Rosman), in a 7-0 decision at the bout against the Rosman Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The victory propelled Toineeta to the No. 1 ranked position in the West and No. 2 in the state of North Carolina at the 145lbs division.
His victory over Whitman is the latest in-season accolade which also includes a first place finish at the Osley B. Saunooke tournament in Cherokee on Jan. 2 and a first place finish at the James Orr Memorial in Robbinsville on Jan. 16.
Jonah Burnhisel also collected six points for the Braves via pin fall in the 113lbs division and Lloyd Mitchell won by major decision in the 182lbs division as the Braves fell by a score of 57-13 to the Tigers. The Braves surrendered two forfeits, six pin falls, one decision, and one injury default to the Tigers.
113 – Jonah Burnhisel (CHER) pinned Shaylan Fisher (ROS)
120 – Tristan Praytor (ROS) won by forfeit
126 – Marcus Stamey (ROS) pinned Seth Sneed (CHER)
132 – Jacob Meyers (ROS) pinned Kevin Jackson (CHER)
138 – Ethan Orr (ROS) pinned Sam Sneed (CHER)
145 – Anthony Toineeta (CHER) pinned Tanner Whitman (ROS)
152 – Kameron Vaughan (ROS) pinned Xavier Locust (CHER)
160 – Matt Cole (ROS) won by injury default over Lucas Woodard (CHER)
170 – Russell Swangim (ROS) pinned Andrew Griffin (CHER)
182 – Lloyd Mitchell (CHER) won by major decision over Adrian Villagomez (ROS)
195 – Manuel Suarez (ROS) pinned Xander Brady (CHER)
220 – Landon Shipman (ROS) won by forfeit
285 – Andreas Villagomez (ROS) pinned Dakota Ward (CHER)