B-UMS wrestling team takes first place overall in the “2021 Buc Brawl”

B- UMS Middle School wrestling team. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

TENNERTON — The Buckhanon-Upshur Middle School wrestling team hosted a duals tournament, welcoming Mountaineer, North Marion, South Harrison, Taylor County, and Trap Hill middle schools to Tennerton. 

The duals tournament, dubbed the “2021 Buc Brawl” acted as the season opener for the B-UMS wrestling team. The “2021 Buc Brawl” proved to be a great showing for the B-UMS wrestling team, winning enough matches to take first place overall as a team. 

As a team the Bucs racked up a combined 58 victories during the tournament, only dropping 12 of their 70 total matches. Jeremy Jett (90-pound division), Josh Thomas (95 pound), Riel Figueroa (110), Brianna Howes (116), Trento Ward (123), and Preston Harris (145) all posted flawless 5-0 records on the day, dominating their competition. Will Kennedy (84), Tucker Mason (102), Maya Garcia (128), Hunter Cowgar (135), Eli Watkins (141), Alex Hawkins (171) all finished with 4-1 records on the day, competing on a very high level. Chance Morgan (190) and Matthew Hawkins (HWT) found themselves against very tough opposition in two of the most competitive weight divisions in middle school wrestling, both notching 2-3 marks on the day.

The B-UMS wrestling team will look to continue its hot start when it hits the mat for their next event December 11 when they travel to Braxton County for a dual. The B-UMS wrestlers are sure to be ready to follow up their dominant showing at home during their first road trip of the year.

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