McARTHUR, Ohio — Wahama and Meigs respectively finished fifth and sixth in the team scoring Thursday night during the 2013 Tri-Valley Conference Wrestling Championships held at Vinton County High School.
The White Falcons posted a team tally of 179 points and had two grapplers earn individual TVC titles, while the Marauders had zero champions while accumulating 137 total points as a squad. The two local teams also combined for 11 top-five finishes at the annual event.
Athens won the team crown with 481.5 points, while Belpre (331), Vinton County (208) and Nelsonville-York (205) rounded out the top four spots. Wellston (134), Waterford (85), Trimble (80) and Alexander (55) rounded out the seven through 10 placements at the tournament.
Wahama juniors Kane Roush and Randall Robie each came away with weight class championships, as Roush won first place in the 160-pound division while Robie came home with top honors in the 126-pound category. It is the first TVC championship for each of the White Falcon competitors.
Wahama received a runner-up effort from Jacob Bennett in the 120-pound division, while Colton Neal (182) and Demetrius Serivicz (195) both came away with third place in their respective weight classes. Crandal Neal was also fourth in the 170-pound division.
Chris Lester had the top finish for Meigs after earning second place in the 138-pound weight class. Drake Markins was third overall in the 120 division, while Brandon Thompson (132) and Daniel Hysell (195) both placed fourth in their respective categories. Brad Harless also earned fifth place in the heavyweight division.
Athens had TVC champions in eight of the 14 weight classes, while Nelsonville-York and Wahama were next with two apiece. Belpre and Wellston also had one champion apiece at the meet.
Champions by weight class included Skyler St. Peter (Athens) at 106, Cortez Gainey (Athens) at 113, Emmett Covington (Athens) at 120, Dakota Mays (NY) at 132, Cory Abdella (Athens) at 138, Kelton Barrows (Athens) at 182, Hunter St. Peter (Athens) at 145, Dallas Lazear (Athens) at 152, Zach Mays (NY) at 170, Jamie Barrett (Belpre) at 195, Jed DeBruin (Athens) at 220, and Ryan Mathews (Wellston) at 285.
Complete results of the 2013 TVC Wrestling Championships are available on the web at baumspage.com