MOUNDSVILLE – Buckhannon-Upshur had two wrestlers earn perfect records at the John Marshall Duals this past weekend.
Julius Hobbs in the 132-pound division and Jacob Smithson competing in the 170-pound division both went a perfect 5-0 for Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jacob Orr.
Both wrestlers pinned four opponents.
“Hobbs looked really good this weekend and put on an impressive performance pinning each of his opponents,” remarked Orr. “He set out this weekend to make a statement and I think his statement was heard loud and clear. Smithson also put together an impressive 5-0 run pinning his way throughout the tournament.”
Heavyweight Todd Cutlip also had a strong showing going 4-1 for the Bucs.
Aidan Wilson (113 pounds) and Nathan Cornett (138 pounds) also put together winning marks with both grapplers going 3-2.
Rounding out the B-U roster was Trevur Randolph (145 pounds) and Corbin George (220 pounds) both going 2-3 and Luke Bohnsack (152 pounds) finishing with one win.
The Bucs went 2-3 as a team, having to forfeit six weight classes.
They defeated Preston and Crestview (Ohio).
“We were only able to fill eight of the 14 weight classes,” noted Orr. “For those that don’t understand how scoring works in wrestling, for every vacant weight class given up the other team gets six points. So every time we take the mat with six empty weight classes the other team starts with 36 points. So even though the team went 2-3, individually we won more than we lost which is the important part.”
As a group, the Bucs finished with 25 wins and just 15 losses.
The Bucs will return to action today at Cabell Midland. Following that meet, the Bucs will head to the eastern panhandle for the Musselman Duals on Dec. 21.
113-pounds – Aidan Wilson 3-2
132-pounds – Julius Hobbs 5-0
138-pounds – Nathan Cornett 3-2
145-pounds – Trevur Randolph 2-3
152-pounds – Luke Bohnsack 1-4
170-pounds – Jake Smithson 5-0
220-pounds – Corbin George 2-3
285-pounds – Todd Cutlip 4-1