Walker Valley Wrestlers Whip Alcoa, 57-15

Friday, December 20, 2013 - by Special to the Chattanoogan.com

The Walker Valley Mustangs added Alcoa to its list of wins for the current high school wrestling season as the Mustangs won in a landslide, 57-15.

The Mustangs won 10 of the 14 matches, including seven by pin, one by technical fall, one forfeit and one major decision.

Austin Gregory, Joseph Munoz, Ryan Hager, Lawrence Cotton, Billy Raulston, Zach Miller and Robert Varner all won with pins while Tyrus Hamrick had a technical fall at 145.

Xzayvier Beckingham posted a major decision at 220 while Ric Kennett earned a forfeit at 195.

WALKER VALLEY 57, ALCOA 15

(Match started a t 132 Pounds)

106 -- Robert Varner (WV) pinned Michael Mora-Colon, 1:50;

113 -- Double forfeit;

120 -- Nathaniel Murphy (A) pinned Elijah Earls, 4:30;

126 -- Ryan Verhulst (A) dec. Ed Johnson, 6-4;

132 -- Austin Gregory (WV) pinned Cody Sparks, :51;

138 -- Joseph Munoz (WV) pinned Tim Fisher, :31;

145 -- Tyrus Hamrick (WV) won by technical fall over Austyn Renshaw, 3:40;

152 -- Ryan Hager (WV) pinned George Hooker, 3:18;

160 -- Lawrence Cotton (WV) pinned Karim Shereef, 2:22;

170 -- Chris Brewer (A) won by forfeit;

182 -- Billy Raulston (WV) pinned Walter Henry, :37;

195 -- Ric Kennett (WV) won by forfeit;

220 -- Xzayvier Beckingham (WV) won by major decision over Nicholas Kali, 11-3;

285 -- Zach Miller (WV) pinned Seth Fiegler, :50.

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