Camden turned in a dominating performance Friday and Saturday at Hilton Head High’s Coastal Clash, running away with the team title and winning the individual titles in 10 of the 14 weight classes.
Camden racked up 423 points to easily outpace runner-up South Pointe (299.5), and Camden’s B-team finished third (251.5), narrowly edging May River (244.5). Beaufort High (164.5) finished fifth, followed by South Effingham (138) in sixth and host Hilton Head High (122.5) in seventh. Bluffton (74) finished 10th.
May River’s Rod Grant was the only local wrestler to win an individual championship, pinning Bluffton’s Xavier Dykstra in the first period to capture the 220-pound title. May River’s Isham Peace (113), and Beaufort’s James Dagin (160) and Michael Cenci (170) joined Dykstra in claiming runner-up finishes.
The Sharks also had three third-place finishers in EJ Seman (106), Anthon Funderburk (170), and Kailin Prescott-Ferguson (285). Hilton Head’s Santiago Rueda (132) and Ean Gardner (182), and Beaufort’s Kaywan Johnson (152) also placed third.
Beaufort’s Gary Bayne (106), Matthew Durrance (138), Adam Burnevich (152), and Devon Langfeldt (182) placed fifth, while teammate Colton Phares (145) was sixth.
The Eagles are back in action Saturday, Jan. 4, at the North Myrtle Beach Chief Classic dual tournament.
106: Riley Dahlgren (Camden) dec. Matt Morton (Camden B), 6-0
113: Nathan Orum (Camden) dec. Isham Peace (May River), 9-3
120: Caleb Picard (Camden) dec. Spencer Cox (South Pointe), 5-4
126: Anthony Doyle (Camden) pinned Julius Orendi (Camden B), 1:53
132: Kaleb Clark (Camden) maj.dec. AJ Powell (South Pointe), 10-0
138: Robert Henderson (Camden) pinned Matt Holton (Effingham), 4:51
145: Charles Morton Jr (Camden) pinned Porter Bryant (Camden B), 3:57
152: Nathan Santos (Camden) pinned Shy’quan Ferguson (South Pointe), 2:37
160: Eric Mitchell (South Pointe) dec. James Dagin (Beaufort), 6-5
170: Omega Clark (Camden) pinned Michael Cenci (Beaufort), 0:56
182: Hunter Tindall (South Effingham) pinned Nygel Moore (South Pointe), 2:34
195: Josh Hill (Easley) dec. Isaac Ekanem (South Pointe), 13-9
220: Roderick Grant (May River) pinned Xavier Dykstra (Bluffton), 1:57
285: Garrett Gaston (Camden) dec. Austin Blaske (South Effingham), 5-2
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