B-UMS wrestlers take first in “Brawling in the New Year” wrestling meet

Trenton Ward works to get into a position of leverage during one of his matches in the “Brawling in the New Year” meet. PHOTO SUBMITTED

TENNERTON — The Buckhannon- Upshur Middle School wrestling team hosted the 2021-22 “Brawling in the New Year” wrestling meet Tuesday, December 28. All signs point towards the B- U wrestling program having a very bright future, as head coach J.P. Tenney’s wrestlers dominated the competition, finishing 5-0 as a team during the meet. 

The B- UMS wrestling team started off the meet by overwhelming both Petersburg and Gilmer, by the final scores of 66-16 and 78-12, respectively. Sitting at 2-0 as a team, B- U next took care of business against Preston, 58-30 before securing another win against Braxton, 54-33. B- U squared off against Summersville to cap the meet off, turning in another stellar team performance, winning 60-27 to finish 5-0 in the meet.

While the B- U team only had two wrestlers, Jeremy Jett (90 -pound weight classification) and Josh Thomas (95), finish the meet with undefeated 5-0 records, many others had strong showings. Brianna Howes (116), Maya Garcia (123), Trenton Ward (128), Preston Harris (145), Eli Watkins (155), Alex Hawkins (171), and Chance Morgan (190) all finished the meet with 4-1 records. The rest of wrestlers competed at a high enough level for B- UMS wrestlers to earn bragging rights as the top team in the “Brawling in the New Year” event.

Individual Varsity Results from the “Brawling in the New Year” wrestling meet

78 Will Kennedy 3-2

84 J.J. Harris 2-3

90 Jeremy Jett 5-0

95 Josh Thomas 5-0

102 Tucker Mason 3-2

110 Riel Figueroa 3-2

116 Brianna Howes 4-1

123 Maya Garcia 4-1

128 Trenton Ward 4-1

135 Hunter Cowger 3-2

145 Preston Harris 4-1

155 Eli Watkins 4-1

171 Alex Hawkins 4-1

190 Chance Morgan 4-1

Heavyweight Emma Hawkins 2-3

Varsity Team Results from the “Brawling in the New Year” wrestling meet

B-U - 66 Petersburg - 16

B-U - 78 Gilmer - 12

B-U - 58 Preston - 30

B-U - 54 Braxton - 33

B-U - 60 Summersville - 27

1 - B-U

2 - Summersville

3 - Preston

4 - Braxton

Other Participating Teams

Gilmer

Petersburg

Webster

South Morgantown

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