B-UMS’ wrestlers place fourth in Braxton County Duals

B- UMS wrestlers pin their opponents to win matches in Braxton County. PHOTO SUBMITTED

SUTTON — The boys and girls of the 2021-22 Buckhannon- Upshur Middle School wrestling team officially started the season this past Saturday with a trip to compete in Braxton County. In all, B- UMS had 15 wrestlers competing in 14 weight classes. Those 15 wrestlers combined to compile a 56-16 record in their duals, as a team they finished 4-1, on their way to a fourth-place finish overall.

Jeremy Jett (90 pounds), Riel Figueroa (110), and Preston Harris (145) all left Braxton County with undefeated 5-0 records, while Tucker Mason (102) won his only match-up of the dual finishing 1-0. J.J. Harris (84), Josh Thomas (95), Alex Wamsley (102) Maya Garcia (123), Trenton Ward (128), Eli Watkins (155), Chance Morgan (HWT) all only lost one match a piece. Brianna Howes (116), Hunter Cowgar (135), Alex Hawkins (171), and Cale Collier (190) found themselves pitted against tough competition in very deep weight classifications, but all performed admirably and competed at high levels in what proved to be a very successful outing for the B-UMS’ wrestling team early in the season.

Individual results are as follows:

84 JJ Harris 4-1

90 Jeremy Jett 5-0

95 Josh Thomas 4-1

102 Alex Wamsley 3-1

102 Tucker Mason 1-0

110 Riel Figueroa 5-0

116 Brianna Howes 3-2

123 Maya Garcia 4-1

128 Trenton Ward 4-1

135 Hunter Cowgar 3-2

145 Preston Harris 5-0

155 Eli Watkins 4-1

171 Alex Hawkins 2-3

190 Cale Collier 3-2

HWT Chance Morgan 4-1

Team results are as follows:

B-UMS - 75 vs Logan County Middle - 6 (Win)

B-UMS - 65 vs. All-Stars - 24 (Win)

B-UMS - 27 vs. Hurricane Middle School (A) - 52 (Loss)

B-UMS - 70 vs. Hurricane Middle School (B) - 12 (Win)

B-UMS - 60 vs. Park Middle School - 29 (Win)

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