HUNTINGTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling team finished 15th in Class AAA and had two fourth-place showings at the state tournament completed Saturday night at the Huntington Civic Center.
All five Buccaneers competing recorded at least one victory, with freshman Julius Hobbs and sophomore Jacob Smithson placing fourth for second-year coach Jacob Orr.
B-U had 48 total points.
Hobbs, at 113 pounds, went 3-2 and advanced to the championship semifinals, where he lost a 5-1 decision to Brandon Holt of St. Albans. He later lost a tough 2-1 verdict to Parkersburg South’s Brayden Johnson in the third-place match.
Hobbs (32-14) had defeated Johnson in the quarterfinals, 9-7 in an OT thriller.
Smithson, meanwhile, overcame a loss in Thursday’s opening night to go 3-2 at 145. He eventually dropped a 3-0 decision to Parkersburg’s Zach Collins in the third-place match to finish the season with a 41-8 mark.
Junior Tyler Cutright (40-8) went 2-3 and Austin McCartney went 2-2 in the three-day event.
Cutright, at 138 pounds, placed sixth, falling to Cabell Midland’s Isaiah Vaughn in the fifth-place match.
Freshman Breagan Pearson also went 1-2 at 120 pounds for B-U.
Parkersburg South cruised to its fourth straight title by racking up 288 points. Huntington was a distant second with 136 points.
Class AAA results
1 Parkersburg South 288; 2 Huntington 136; 3 Parkersburg 113.50; 4 University 111.50; 5 Wheeling Park 108; 6 St Albans 102; 7 Spring Valley 95.50; 8 John Marshall 92; 9 Greenbrier East 74.50; 10 Washington 69.50; 11 George Washington 63; 12 Cabell Midland 62; 13 Ripley 59; 14 Musselman 49.50; 15 Buckhannon-Upshur 48; 16 Hampshire 44; 17 Spring Mills 40.50; 18 Woodrow Wilson 35.50; 19 Preston 34; 20 Hurricane 27.50; 21 Riverside 26; 22 Hedgesville 24; 23 Brooke 21; 24 Jefferson 14.50; 25 Morgantown 3; Capital 3; 27 Martinsburg 0; Princeton 0
106 Thomas Hartley, St Albans Dec Garret Donahue, Parkersburg, 5-2
113 Brandon Holt, St Albans Dec London Bowen, Huntington, 1.06
120 Jake Staud, University Dec Tucker Windland, Parkersburg South, 3-2
126 Brayden Roberts, Parkersburg South Dec Joey Miller, Musselman, 4-2
132 Gavin Quiocho, Parkersburg South Dec Bo Moler, Parkersburg, 4-3
138 Luke Martin, Parkersburg South M-Dec John Martin-Best, Parkersburg, 12-2
145 Stephen Carder, Parkersburg M-Dec Andrew Shelek, Wheeling Park, 10-2
152 Josh Humphreys, Parkersburg South Fall Owen Zeiders, University, 1.58
160 Zane Hinzman, Parkersburg South Dec Anthony Carman, John Marshall, 3-1
170 Cameron Pine, Washington M-Dec Jacob Berisford, John Marshall, 12-1
182 Zane Lanham, Huntington Dec Drew Dunbar, Parkersburg South, 6-3
195 Dustin Swisher, Hampshire Dec Cody Stanley, Spring Valley, 4-3
220 Braxton Amos, Parkersburg South Fall BJ Haynes, Ripley, 3.15
285 Owen Porter, Spring Valley Fall Louden Haga, Parkersburg South, 5.49
106 Michael Dolan, Spring Mills Dec Jace Stockett, University, 7-0
113 Brayden Johnson, Parkersburg South Dec Julius Hobbs, Buckhannon-Upshur, 2-1
120 Ethan Hardy, Washington Dec
126 Jacob Simpson, University DQ Jack Lorea, George Washington
132 Billy Gooch, Wheeling Park Dec Austin Love, John Marshall, 3-0
138 Noah Bailey, St Albans Dec Stevie Mitchell, Wheeling Park, 10-4
145 Zach Collins, Parkersburg South Dec Jacob Smithson, Buckhannon-Upshur, 3-0
152 Levi Hobbs, Greenbrier East Dec Tyson Hall, Spring Valley, 8-5
160 Clayton Stewart, Huntington Dec Robbie Holley, Cabell Midland, 5-3
170 Jacob Starkey, Ripley Dec Drew Parde, Huntington, 9-2
182 Blake Miller, Preston Dec Chase Stevens, Spring Valley, 9-2
195 Austin Loew, Wheeling Park Dec Mason Fischer, Cabell Midland, 5-2
220 Dylan Wood, Wheeling Park Dec Ben Gribble, University, 3-2
285 Tyree Swafford, Woodrow Wilson Fall Austin Chapman, Riverside, 3.26
106 Devin Easton, Parkersburg South M-Dec Landen Hoover, Greenbrier East, 13-3
113 Ethan Gray, John Marshall Fall Jacob McCarren, Spring Mills, 3.57
120 Isaiah Isabell, George Washington Dflt Maison Richardson, Wheeling Park, INJ
126 Tristan Adkins, Huntington Dec Eric Dreyer, Washington, 8-4
132 Elijah Bailey, St Albans M-Dec Brise Bennett, University, 15-4
138 Isaiah Vaughn, Cabell Midland Dec Tyler Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur, 6-4
145 Hunter Burdette, Ripley Dec Daniel Long, Hurricane, 3-2
152 Brayden Elswick, George Washington Fall Richard Edwards, Huntington, 3.34
160 Jacob Hefner, Greenbrier East Dec Jayvon Hall, George Washington, 7-6
182 Jace Bradbury, Washington Fall Jacob Biller, Jefferson, 3.17
195 CJ Wade, Parkersburg Fall Jacob Northcraft, Musselman, 4.59
220 Payton Lunsford, Hurricane Fall Caleb Holbrook, Cabell Midland, 2.02
285 Brady Williams, John Marshall Dec Daniel Sherrard, Hedgesville, 9-5
Julius Hobbs (113), 3-2 record, fourth place
p Defeated Trent England (Princeton) by
p Defeated Brayden Johnson (Parkersburg South) by decision, 9-7 (OT)
p Lost to Brandon Holt (St. Albans) by decision, 5-1
p Defeated Ethan Gray (John Marshall), 7-4
p Lost to Brayden Johnson (Parkersburg South) by decision, 2-1
Breagan Pearson (120), 1-2
p Lost to Hunter Dodson (Spring Mills) by
p Defeated Waymon Browning (Greenbrier East) by
p Lost to Elan Harper (Spring Valley) by
Austin McCartney (126), 2-2
p Defeated Payne Salmons (Cabell Midland) by
p Lost to Joey Miller (Musselman) by T-Fall, 15-0
p Defeated Treven Taylor (Hurricane) by decision, 4-2
p Lost to Tristan Adkins (Huntington) by decision, 3-0
Tyler Cutright (138), 2-3, sixth place
p Defeated Bryan Armstrong (Hampshire) by
p Defeated Isaiah Vaughn (Cabell Midland) by decision, 16-10
p Lost to John Martin-Best (Parkersburg) by decision, 7-2
p Lost to Stevie Mitchell (Wheeling Park) by T-fall
p Lost to Isaiah Vaughn (Cabell Midland) by decision, 6-4
Jacob Smithson (145), 3-2, fourth place
p Lost to Hunter Burdette (Ripley) by decision, 4-3
p Defeated Devin Heath (Hedgesville) by
p Defeated Colby Piner (Greenbrier East) by decision, 7-1
p Defeated Hunter Burdette (Ripley) by
p Lost to Zach