HUNTINGTON, WV (video courtesy WCHS) – The state high school wrestling tournament is underway, with 32 area grapplers winning their respective first-round matches.
Seven of the area wrestlers advancing to the quarterfinals are from Independence, while Greenbrier East and Greenbrier West have five quarterfinalists each. Fayette County is represented by Oak Hill’s Ashby West and Midland Trail’s Colton Yoder, who both won Thursday.
In the team standings, Greenbrier West is tied for the Class A lead with Doddridge County, while Independence is tied for third in Class AA with Fairmont Senior. Greenbrier East is 10th in Class AAA.
The full list of area quarterfinalists in their respective classes is below
106 – Chase Martin (Greenbrier East)
113 – Marshall Clere (Greenbrier West), Trace Hatfield (Princeton), John Sanders (Independence)
120 – Judah Price (Independence), Ashby West (Oak Hill)
126 – Joshua Goode (Shady Spring), Bryce Perdue (Independence)
132 – Colten Caron (Independence), Ethan Osborne (Woodrow Wilson)
138 – Levi Brake (Nicholas County), Landen Hoover (Greenbrier East)
145 – Sean Dawson (Independence)
152 – Trey Hart (Independence), Colby Piner (Greenbrier East), Davy Stoots (Liberty)
160 – Hezekiah Creasy (Woodrow Wilson), Kyle Neal (Princeton), Alex Zimmerman (Greenbrier East)
170 – Sam Adams (Independence), John Parks (Greenbrier West), Owen Quinn (Greenbrier East)
182 – Ferrin Moul (Greenbrier West), Colton Yoder (Midland Trail)
195 – Devaw Gauldin (Woodrow Wilson), Jacob Williams (Nicholas County)
220 – Jeff Bowles (Liberty), Noah Brown (Greenbrier West), Kolby Ellis (Shady Spring)
285 – Isaac Brown (Greenbrier West), Ethan Morgan (Shady Spring), Ian Pomeroy (Woodrow Wilson)