TENNERTON – It was “Senior Night” for the Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers when they faced South Harrison in a dual match last Thursday at the middle school gym.
The Bucs honored their two seniors – Jacob Smithson and Todd Cutlip.
“Both guys have had good careers at Buckhannon-Upshur,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jacob Orr. “It’s always a shame to see these guys go. You spend three to four years with these guys, and as a coach, you grow to love them as your own. Knowing that this is the last time they will wrestle at home tugs at the heart strings a little. Jacob and Todd have played a role in the younger guy’s success over their time here. I appreciate the work and the love of the sport they have.”
The Bucs lost the match by a 41-30 score having to forfeit six weight classes, but they went 5-3 on the mat where matches were decided.
All five of the Bucs’ wins came via a pinfall.
Getting the pins for the Bucs were Julius Hobbs (126 pounds), Breagan Pearson (145), Luke Bohnsack (152), Smithson (170) and Alex Bennett (220).
The Bucs will be back in action Saturday at the Brooke Classic.
S. Harrison 41 Buck.-Upshur 30
126 pounds – Julius Hobbs won by pinfall
132 pounds – Nathan Cornett lost by pinfall
138 pounds – Tucker Hurst lost via major decision
145 pounds – Breagan Pearson won by pinfall
152 pounds – Luke Bohnsack won by pinfall
170 pounds – Jacob Smithson won by pinfall
220 pounds – Alex Bennet won by pinfall
285 pounds -- Todd Cutlip lost by pinfall