Last updated: January 01. 2014 4:41PM - 1651 Views
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Point Pleasant junior Austin Rutter maintains leverage on an Athens opponent during a 152-pound match in December at Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Point Pleasant junior Austin Rutter maintains leverage on an Athens opponent during a 152-pound match in December at Point Pleasant, W.Va.
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WHEELING, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant wrestling team came away with sixth place Saturday at the 2013 Wheeling Park Duals held at Wheeling Park High School in Brooke County.


The Big Blacks finished the two-day event with a 6-2 team mark and had eight grapplers finish the weekend with winning records, including a pair of unbeaten individuals. PPHS also had 13 of its 14 wrestlers win at least one match at the event.


Parkersburg South came away with its sixth straight championship, while Parkersburg was the overall runner-up at the 25-team competition. The Big Red (42-25) and host WPHS (42-32) were the only programs to knock off Point Pleasant in head-to-head competition.


The Big Blacks posted team wins over Buckeye Local (58-15), St. Albans (60-20), Massillon Washington (44-30), Carrollton (34-29), Steubenville (39-28) and Alliance (42-27).


“The Park Duals can be a grind. There is a lot of great competition with many of the elite teams in our state there, as well as teams from Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania,” PPHS coach John Bonecutter said. “Our boys battled this weekend and wrestled well at times.”


Guy Fisher (126) and John Raike (132) both went a perfect 8-0 in their respective weight classes, while Tannor Hill (195), Caleb Leslie (106) and Jon Peterson (182) all went 7-1 in their divisions. Jacob Duncan (220), Austin Rutter (152) and Josh Hudson (160) also posted matching winning marks of 5-3 each.


Hunter White went 4-4 overall in the 145-pound weight class, while Austin Wamsley was finished 2-2 overall. Scotty Wilcox went 3-5 in the 113 division, while Zach Stewart and Andrew Roach also recorded a win apiece.


Point Pleasant returns to action Saturday when it travels to Morgantown for a quad match with Preston, Musselman and host University.


Complete results of the 2013 Wheeling Park Duals are available on the web at wvmat.com

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