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Four PM Wrestlers Earn State Medals



Parry McCluer sent six wrestlers to the Class 1A state tournament Feb. 20 in Salem. Four of them returned home with medals.

 

That number included senior Forrest Vassar, who finished as the runner-up at 285 pounds for the second straight year. Other PM grapplers to bring home medals for finishing in the top six of their respective weight classes were Aaron Pruett, fifth at 132; Dylan Critzer, fifth at 152; and Cody Thomas, fourth at 195.

 

Vassar received a bye to the semifinals, where he pinned Colton Terry of Rural Retreat in 3:12. He lost a heartbreaker in the championship bout, falling to Bender Rojas of Galax, 3-2, in four overtimes.

 

At 195, Thomas lost his first bout of the day to Luke Bryant of Riverheads. He battled his way through the consolation bracket, however, pinning Malaki Poley of Franklin and George Wythe’s Levi Groseclose to reach the third-place match. He faced Bryant for the second time in that match, taking fourth place when Bryant earned the fall in 3:23.

 

After dropping his first two matches of the tournament, Pruett took fifth place when he pinned Devin Deshields of Franklin in just 53 seconds. Critzer earned a bye to grab his fifth-place medal.

 

Lee Chittum (126) and Kaden Foreen (182) also participated in the tournament for the Blues.

 

Team Scores

 

1. Grundy (GRU) 249, 2. Riverheads (RIV) 200, 3. Rural Retreat (RR) 183, 4. George Wythe (GW) 103, 5. Galax (GAL) 81.5, 6. Castlewood (CAS) 56, 7. Mathews (MAT) 54, 8. Grayson County (GC) 51.5, 9. Franklin (FRA) 51, 10. Parry McCluer (PM) 43, 11. Rappahannock County (RC) 26, 12. Patrick Henry-Glade Spring (PH) 14, 13. Chilhowie (CHI) 11, Northwood (NW) 11, 15. Cumblerand (CUMB) 10, 16. Auburn (AUB) 8.

 

Championship Finals

 

106 – Adam Gibson (CAS) p. Parker Stone (RR), 1:37; 113 – Kaleb Horn (GRU) d. Jake Yowell (RIV), 4-0; 120 – Jude Robson (RIV) d. Michael Taylor (GRU), 6-2; 126 – Eli Blevins (RR) d. Camden Cook-Cash (RIV), 9-2; 132 – Carson Griffey (GRU) d. Jackson Allebaugh (RIV), 5-0; 138 – Chris Stiltner (GRU) p. Colin Ward (GW), :36; 145 – Jacob Stiltner (GRU) p. Tanner Jones (GC), 1:49; 152 – Ian Scammell (GRU) p. Cody Cash (RIV), 3:49; 160 – Dorian Delp (RR) p. Ethan Roberts (GRU), 3:43; 170 – Terry Morgan (GW) d. Evan Ross (RIV), 8-4; 182 – Wyatt Sage (RR) p. Jacob Maxfield (CAS), 4:44; 195 – Eli Fourtner (RR) p. Hunter Scarberry (GRU), 2:21; 220 – Peyton McComas (GRU) p. Riley Jo Vaught (GAL), :54; 285 – Bender Rojas (GAL) d. Forrest Vassar (PM), 3-2.

 

Consolation Finals

 

106 – Isaiah Osborne (GC) p. Alexis Deagle (MAT), :27; 113 – Joshua Rosadino (MAT) d. Brandon Combs (RR), 7-4; 120 – Blake Battaglia (RR) p. Alberto Veo (GAL), 1:44; 126 – Ethan Blankenship (GRU) p. Blake Linton (FRA), :39; 132 – Heath Sutherland (CAS) p. Zane Perkins (GW), 2:47; 138 – Ronny Horton (GAL) p. Hayden Jackson (PH), 2:34; 145 – Tyler Schaller (MAT) p. Mason Via (RR), 2:45; 152 – Andrew Temple (GW) p. Jake Keesee (NW), 2:37; 160 – Cody Davis (GW) d. Markelyn Fenner (FRA), 7-2; 170 – Issac Coleman (GRU) md. Matthew Sisk (RC), 10-2; 182 – Cayden Cash (RIV) p. Cadyn Crouse (GAL), :34; 195 – Luke Bryant (RIV) p. Cody Thomas (PM), 3:23; 220 – Cameron Biggs (GC) d. Jacob Holston (RR), 9-7; 285 – Logan Looney (GRU) p. Colton Terry (RR), 1:28.

 

Fifth Place

 

106 – Evan Annese (RIV) p. Sam Harrison (FRA), :17; 113 – Devan Davis (AUB) d. Jason Foxworth (FRA), 5-3; 120 – Ovliva Waller (GW) bye; 126 – Javier Gallardo (GAL) tf. Maddie Dayton (CUMB), 17-0; 132 – Aaron Pruett (PM) p. Devin Deshields (FRA), :53; 138 – David Austin (RIV) p. Quadir Deshields (FRA), :28; 145 – Noah Fowler (GW) p. Colby Cash (RIV), 3:42; 152 – Dylan Critzer (PM) bye; 160 – Bryce Fryant (RC) d. Noah Ross (RIV), 5-1; 170 – Armando Cruz (CHI) p. Jack Price (CUMB), :41; 182 – Brady Wright (MAT) p. Kwami Mitchell (FRA), 2:00; 195 – Levi Groseclose (GW) p. Mark Tuttle (CUMB), 3:35; 220 – Beau Smith (RIV) p. Austin Clem (RC), 4:34; 285 – Mitchell Withrow (RIV) d. Clinton Snead (RC), 4-1.