Wrestling Round Up

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Eagles finish third at Chief Classic

Beaufort High wrestling went 3-1 to finish third among eight teams at the North Myrtle Beach Chief Classic on Saturday.

The Eagles went 2-1 in pool play, beating Stratford (54-21) and Fairfield Central (70-6) and losing to eventual champion Carolina Forest (44-33). They then trounced Loris 70-12 in the third-place match. 

Michael Cenci, John Legree, Degin Lowery, Gary Bayne, Jaidon Fu, Ryley King, Adam Burvenich, and James Dagin each picked up wins against Stratford, while Jeremiah Simmons, Legree, Lowery, Colton Phares, Dagin, and Cenci all recorded wins against Carolina Forest.

Bayne, Tayriq Legree, Fu, Matthew Durrance, Phares, Burvenich, and Dagin were winners in the Fairfield Central rout, and Bayne, Fu, King, Durrance, Phares, Dagin, Simmons, and John Legree won their matches against Loris.

Three Dolphins place at Rumble on the River

Three Battery Creek wrestlers placed in the top five in their weight classes at the CSRA Rumble on the River this weekend in North Augusta. 

The Dolphins finished 15th out of 22 teams from South Carolina and Georgia. Freshman Sam Degroat led the way with a second-place finish at 106 pounds, earning a first-round bye, a pin, and a decision before falling to Greenwood’s Carter Anderson in the finals. 

Sophomore Bradley Smith also had a strong showing, going 2-2 to finish fourth at 126 pounds. Smith pinned his first two opponents before dropping his next two matches. 

Senior Johan Linares rounded out the Dolphins’ placers with a fifth-place finish at 132. After splitting his first two matches, Linares won three straight in the consolation bracket to finish 4-1 on the weekend and place fifth.

Derek Ray (120) went 2-2, and Larson McManigle (145) and Riley Doray (113) each picked up one victory for the Dolphins.