Cleveland Wins 20th Match With 46-18 Verdict Over Walker Valley

Pairings Now Set For Region Duals At Cleveland Tonight

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - by Special To The Chattanoogan.com

CLEVELAND -- The pairings are set for tonight's Region 3 Duals wrestling tournament, which begins at Cleveland High School at 6 p.m.

The host Blue Raiders will face arch-rival Bradley in one semifinal while the defending state duals champion Soddy Daisy Trojans will be challenged by Walker Valley in the second.  Both winners advance to the State Duals, which will be held in Franklin next weekend.

Tonight's pairings were finalized after Wednesday night's match at Walker Valley in which Cleveland won its 20th match of the season with a 46-18 victory over the Mustangs.

Cleveland,which won nine of the 14 matches on Wednesday, got seven pins while Walker Valley only got one pin and four regular decisions.

Cleveland pins were recorded by Christopher Debien, Austin Oliver, Ezra Taylor, Aaron Lopez, Ethan West and Koran Kennedy while Walker Valley's pin came from Drake Haney.

Walker Valley is now 26-5 going into Thursday's match with Soddy Daisy.

CLEVELAND 46, WALKER VALLEY 18

(Match started at 106 Pounds)

106 -- Drake Haney (WV) pinned Tristan Blansit, 3:20;

113 -- Christopher Debien (C) pinned Logan Smith, 1:31;

120 -- Austin Stevison (C) major dec. Braxton Brewer, 18-6;

126 -- Austin Oliver (C) pinned Joseph Munoz, 1:03;

132 -- Ezra Taylor (C) pinned Arrie Bramlett, 1:00;

138 -- Caleb Langford (WV) dec. Joel Simpkins, 9-3;

145 -- Lawrence Cotton (WV) dec. Aaron Oliver, 8-7 in overtime;

152 -- Josh Hamilton (C) dec. Ryan Hager, 8-6;

160 -- Aaron Lopez (C) pinned Micah Langford, 1:09;

170 -- Chase Gregory (WV) dec. Sean Von Potts, 6-2;

182 -- Ethan West (C) pinned Chazz Fulford, 1:56;

195 -- Oleg Stukanov (C) dec. Ric Kennett, 11-6;

220 -- Zack Miller (WV) dec. John Gaither, 11-6;

285 -- Koran Kennedy (C) pinned Samuel Dworak, 3:51.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)



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