WHS wins SCOL wrestling thriller


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



East Clinton’s Noah Morgan against Washington’s Conner Chrisman.


Wilmington’s Bryant Bergefurd (top) pinned Washington’s Jerry Knapp Thursday night in a South Central Ohio League match at Washington Senior.


Chris Hoppes | Civitas Media

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — The Wilmington High School wrestling team won a South Central Ohio League thriller over Washington 40-39 Thursday night.

The match was tied 39-39 after 14 bouts so criteria decided the outcome. WHS coach Kelly Tolliver said the Hurricane were awarded the team victory based on the fifth or sixth level of criteria — most pins. WHS had 6 pins and Washington had 5 pins.

“It’s a rare occasion when that happens,” said Tolliver. “I’ve only heard stories (about it). Never personally happened to me and I’ve never seen it happen in our league. It’s pretty rare.”

The Hurricane also defeated East Clinton 59-11. The Astros also were defeated by the Blue Lions 57-20.

Sawyer Garrison posted a 7-2 win in the final match of the night, making the score 39-39. Tolliver though the Hurricane had won while the head table had the Blue Lions winning by a point. In the end both were wrong and criteria had to settle the outcome.

“He (Sawyer) knew he was the deciding factor,” Tolliver said. “It was a nailbiter clear to the end.”

Tolliver said this early January match against Washington has been a big one for his Hurricane during the three seasons he’s been head coach.

“Whenever we get to this match at Court House, this seems to be the turning point in our season,” said Tolliver. “The team came alive. They were excited, they wanted this match. There were kids who probably won matches that shouldn’t have.”

Tolliver noted pins by Isaac Allen at 145 and Doug Eastes at 170 being key to the victory. But also a loss to RJ Tolliver, who managed to avoid a pin at the hands of a returning state qualifier.

“(RJ) was probably close to being pinned in that match and he did get tech’d but that one point difference was the difference in the match,” said the WHS coach. “We told them in the lockerroom that every single point you score is going to matter. When you lose, you have to lose small. When you win, you have to win big.”

SUMMARY

Jan 7, 2016

@Washington Senior HS

Wilmington 59, East Clinton 11

106 – Cameron Smart W, d. Josh Jones EC, 7-6

113 – Sawyer Garrison W, by forfeit

120 – Austin Brock EC, by forfeit

126 – Collin Greene W, by forfeit

132 – Jacob Boldman W, d. Kalob Williams, 18-3

138 – Samuel Morgan EC, d. Trent Holliday, 18-2

145 – Isaac Allen W, pinned Noah Morgan, 1:47

152 – Bryant Bergefurd W, pinned Thomas Wright, 3:45

160 – Allister Brausch W, pinned Charles Erdman, 1:08

170 – Doug Eastes W, d. Cameron Bloch, 10-7

182 – Randy Tolliver W, pinned D.J. Perry, 1:22

195 – Briten Kessler W, by forfeit

220 – Gage Smith W, by forfeit

285 – double forfeit

Wilmington 40, Washington 39

106 – Cameron Smart Wil., pinned Collin George, 2:23

113 – Sawyer Garrison Wil., d. Christopher Martin, 7-2

120 – Courtney Walker WCH, by forfeit

126 – Tre Thomas WCH, d. Collin Greene, 12-4

132 – Jacob Boldman Wil., pinned Zane Nelson, 3:29

138 – Conner Chrisman WCH, pinned Trent Holliday, :13

145 – Isaac Allen Wil., pinned Chris Conger, 4:57

152 – Bryant Bergefurd Wil., pinned Jerry Knapp, 2:53

160 – Allister Brausch Wil., pinned Alan Bailey, :31

170 – Doug Eastes Wil., pinned Ethan Stewart, 2:27

182 – Mason McCane WCH, d. Randy Tolliver, 18-2

195 – Steven Willis WCH, pinned Briten Kessler, 3:26

220 – Colton McNichols WCH, pinned Gage Smith, 4:20

285 – Trevor Hicks WCH, by forfeit

Washington 57, East Clinton 20

106 – Josh Jones EC, pinned Collin George, 3:30

113 – n/a

120 – Austin Brock EC pinned Thomas, 2:50

126 – n/a

132 – Zane Nelson W, pinned Kalob Williams

138 – Chris Conger W, pinned Samuel Morgan, 1:42

145 – Noah Morgan EC d. Conner Chrisman, 7-1

152 – Thomas Wright EC pinned Jerry Knapp, 3:02

160 – Elisha Shaw W, pinned Charles Erdman, 1:06

170 – Ethan Stewart W, d. Cameron Bloch, 10-7

182 – Mason McCane W, pinned D.J. Perry, 1:44

195 – Steven Willis W, by forfeit

220 – Colton McNichols W, by forfeit

285 – Trevor Hicks W, by forfeit

East Clinton’s Noah Morgan against Washington’s Conner Chrisman.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_EastClintonNoahMorgantake2.jpgEast Clinton’s Noah Morgan against Washington’s Conner Chrisman.

Wilmington’s Bryant Bergefurd (top) pinned Washington’s Jerry Knapp Thursday night in a South Central Ohio League match at Washington Senior.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_WilmingtonBryantBerguford152.jpgWilmington’s Bryant Bergefurd (top) pinned Washington’s Jerry Knapp Thursday night in a South Central Ohio League match at Washington Senior. Chris Hoppes | Civitas Media

By Mark Huber

[email protected]

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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