B-UMS wrestling team battles to 1-1 record at home tri-match

B-UMS wrestling team battles to 1-1 record at home tri-match. PHOTO SUBMITTED

TENNERTON — Head Coach J.P. Tenney’s Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School wrestling team welcomed wrestlers from both Elkins Middle School and Mountaineer Middle School to Tennerton, Tuesday, January 11 for a tri-match. The Bums have had a rather successful 2021-22 season, with several wrestlers (both male and female) posting winning records against some of the most talented competition in their respective age and weight divisions. The Little Bucs battled to a split 1-1 record, handily beating Elkins 64-24, but falling short against Mountaineer Middle School 48-36.

Tenney’s Little Bucs saw half of their wrestlers finish the tri-match with undefeated records. Tucker Mason (102-pound weight classification), Riel Figueroa (110), Maya Garcia (123), Hunter Cowgar (128), Eli Watkins (155), Alex Hawkins (171), Matthew Hawkins (HWT) all finished with 2-0 records, beating any opposition that either Mountaineer Middle or Elkins could offer to pit against them. Will Kennedy (78), Jeremy Jett (90), Josh Thomas (95), Brianna Howes, Kaden Thomas (135), and Preston Harris (145) all finished 1-1. Chance Morgan (190) came up short, going 0-2 in the tri despite his best effort and competing hard.

With 7 of the 14 lB-UMS wrestlers finishing undefeated and another 6 wrestlers getting into the win column, the home match was an overwhelming success for the Little Bucs. As the season continues to unfold, it becomes increasingly obvious that the future of wrestling in Upshur County is bright with these young athletes poised to enter the high school program in the coming years.

B-UMS Individual varsity results Tri vs Mountaineer (Mon) and Elkins

78 Will Kennedy 1-1

90 Jeremy Jett 1-1

95 Josh Thomas 1-1

102 Tucker Mason 2-0

110 Riel Figueroa 2-0

116 Brianna Howes 1-1

123 Maya Garcia 2-0

128 Hunter Cowger 2-0

135 Kaden Thomas 1-1

145 Preston Harris 1-1

155 Eli Watkins 2-0

171 Alex Hawkins 2-0

190 Chance Morgan 0-2

HWT Matthew Hawkins 2-0

Team results Tri at BU 1/11/22

B-U 64 vs. Elkins 24 (Win)

B-U 36 vs. Mountaineer Middle (Mon) 48 (Loss)

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