Walker Valley Matmen Dominate East Hamilton, Rhea Co.

Tyrus Hamrick, Billy Raulston Earn Two Pins Each For Mustangs

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - by Special to the Chattanoogan.com

CHARLESTON -- The Walker Valley Mustangs continued their winning ways on the wrestling mat with two lopsided wins on Friday night.

The Mustangs got five pins and five forfeits in a 70-4 romp over East Hamilton while recording eight pins and three forfeits in a 75-3 win over Rhea County.

Austin Gregory, Tyrus Hamrick, Ryan Hager, Billy Raulston and Zach Miller all had pins against the Hurricanes while Elijah Earls, Joseph Munoz, Mikek Gregory, Lawrence Cotton, Ric Kennett and  Xzayvier Beckingham joined Hamrick and Raulston with pins against the Golden Eagles.

East Hamilton's only win came via a major decision by 113-pound Jordan Goempel while Rhea County's only win came by a decision by Krischan Goins at 170.

WALKER VALLEY 70, EAST HAMILTON 4

106 -- Drake Haney (WV) won by forfeit;

113 -- Jordan Goempel (EH) major dec. Zane Smith, 16-8;

120 -- Elijah Earls (WV) dec. Matthew Meeks, 1-0;

126 -- Austin Gregory (WV) pinned Nick Akins, 2:31;

132 -- Joseph Munoz (WV) major dec. Ethan Vandehi, 15-7;

138 -- Mikel Gregory (WV) dec. Jacob Wolfe, 13-7;

145 -- Tyrus Hamrick (WV) pinned Ian Ammerall, :33;

152 -- Ryan Hager (WV) pinned Kevin Siniard, :36;

160 -- Lawrence Cotton (WV) won by forfeit;

170 -- Matt Pankey (WV) won by forfeit;

182 -- Billy Raulston (WV) pinned Huichan Yun, 2:50;

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

220 -- Xzayvier Beckingham (WV) won by forfeit;

285 -- Zach Miller (WV) pinned Gavin Crow, 1:51.

WALKER VALLEY 75, RHEA CO. 3

106 -- Drake Haney (WV) won by forfeit;

113 -- Zane Smith (WV) won by forfeit;

120 -- Elijah Earls (WV) pinned Andrew Flowers, :10;

126 -- Austin Gregory (WV) won by forfeit;

132 -- Joseph Munoz (WV) pinned Brayden Robinson, 1:29;

138 -- Mikel Gregory (WV) pinned Vance Ives, 1:10;

145 -- Tyrus Hamrick (WV) pinned Jaramia Holder, 1:07;

152 -- Ryan Hager (WV) won by forfeit;

160 -- Lawrence Cotton (WV) pinned Kevin Hood, 1:46;

170 -- Krischan Goins (RC) dec. Matt Pankey, 3-0;

182 -- Billy Raulston (WV) pinned Randy Reed, 1:11;

195 -- Ric Kennett (WV) pinned Terry Louallen, :52;

220 -- Xzayvier Beckingham (WV) pinned Jacob Cranfill, 5:46;

285 -- Zach Miller (WV) dec. Daniel Cochran, 5-2.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)

 


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