MOUNT ORAB, Ohio — The Gallia Academy wrestling team finished eighth out of 16 teams Saturday at the 2013 Western Brown Hammer and Anvil Invitational held at Western Brown High School.
The Blue Devils posted a team score of 155 points, which was more than halfway off the winning tally of 313 points posted by Campbell County (313). Rochester was the overall runner-up with 267.5 points, while Hillsboro (238.5), Mechanicsburg (207) and New Richmond (206) rounded out the top five squads.
GAHS had seven grapplers finish in the top-eight of their respective weight classes, but the Blue Devils had zero divisional champions at the event. The highest finish for Gallia Academy came from Cole Tawney, who placed second overall in the 120-pound weight class.
John Byus placed fourth overall in the 220 division, while the trio of Mark Allen (170), Briggs Shoemaker (195) and Scott Warren (285) each finished fifth in his respective weight class. Griffon McKinniss was sixth in the 182-pound weight class, while Ben Bush placed seventh in the 145 division.
Complete results of the 2013 Hammer and Anvil Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
Wahama 15th, Raiders 23rd at WSAZ
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The wrestling programs at Wahama and River Valley respectively earned 15th and 23rd place Saturday at the 30-team WSAZ Invitational held at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Cabell County.
The White Falcons had three grapplers finish in the top-eight of their respective divisions while posting a team score of 79 points. The Raiders tallied 33.5 team points and had just one athlete place in the top-eight spots overall.
Kane Roush had the top individual effort for WHS, placing third overall in the 160-pound weight class. Teammates Colton Neal (182) and Crandal Neal (170) also had respective efforts of fourth and fifth within their divisions.
Paul Reynolds placed eighth overall in the 145-pound weight class for RVHS.
Huntington won the team title with 271.5 points, followed by runner-up Greenbrier West with 175.5 points. Shady Spring (162.5), Johnson Central (153.5) and Meade County (144) rounded out the top-five team tallies.
Complete results of the 2013 WSAZ Invitational are available on the web at wvmat.com