Wrestling Bucs look strong in debut in Elkins quad


ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than how they performed Wednesday in a quad match at Elkins High School.

The quad included host Elkins, Petersburg and Grafton.

The Bucs were originally scheduled to go to Huntington Wednesday for a quad but that outing was canceled.

The Bucs were dominate over their three new opponents as they beat Petersburg by a 63-15 score, downed Grafton by a 66-18 count and defeated Elkins by a 66-10 score.

In all, the Bucs posted a 33-6 record in the 39 matches held on the mat with nine wrestlers going a perfect 3-0.

Those wrestlers with perfect 3-0 records were Liam Garcia (123 pounds), Tucker Hurst (129 pounds), Julius Hobbs (135 pounds), Breagan Pearson (148 pounds), Trevur Randolph (155 pounds), Luke Bohnsack (173 pounds), Oscar Blonn (182 pounds), Alex Bennett (220 pounds) and Joel Hershman (285 pounds).

Going 2-1 for the Bucs were Aidan Wilson (116 pounds) and Nathan Cornett (141 pounds) while picking up one win were Sheldon Zirkle (163 pounds) and Trevor Waycaster (195 pounds).

“Man did it feel good to be back on the mat,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jacob Orr. “Overall, we had a good performance at Elkins. It was great seeing the guys back in action. Several of our younger wrestlers picked up their first ever varsity wins in Garcia, Blonn, Waycaster and Hershman. Then we had several other nice wins from stand outs in Hurst, Hobbs, Pearson, Randolph and Alex Bennett.”

Buckhannon-Upshur will return to the mat today as they visit University High School for a quad meet with host University, Brooke and Preston.

“We are looking forward to getting back on the mat,” concluded Orr. “It will be a quad with teams in our region.”

The results:

TEAM SCORES

Buckhannon-Upshur 63, Petersburg 15

Buckhannon-Upshur 66, Grafton 18

Buckhannon-Upshur 66, Elkins 10

BUCCANEER RECORDS

116 pounds – Aidan Wilson 2-1

123 pounds – Liam Garcia 3-0

129 pounds – Tucker Hurst 3-0

135 pounds – Julius Hobbs 3-0

141 pounds – Nathan Cornett 2-1

148 pounds – Breagan Pearson 3-0

155 pounds – Trevur Randolph 3-0

163 pounds – Sheldon Zirkle 1-2

173 pounds – Luke Bohnsack 3-0

182 pounds – Oscar Blonn 3-0

195 pounds – Trevor Waycaster 1-2

220 pounds – Alex Bennett 3-0

285 pounds – Joel Hershman 3-0

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