MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — They were missing a couple of their bigger guns, but the Big Blacks still put together a respectable showing this past weekend at the 2015 Superior Photo Scholarship Wrestling Tournament held at University High School in Monongalia County.
Point Pleasant was without the services of grapplers Grant Safford and Tannor Hill, a pair of former state runner-ups that could not compete due to a lack of practices between football season and winter.
PPHS, nonetheless, went on to record eight top-6 finished in the 14 different weight classes and finished sixth out of eight teams with 130.5 points. The Big Blacks also had five top-4 efforts and a pair of divisional champions at the two-day event.
Senior Hunter White and freshman George Smith each came away with first place honors after going 3-0 in the 106-pound and 182-pound weight classes, respectively.
Sophomore Caleb Lane was third overall in the 120-pound division with a 3-1 mark, while freshman Luke Wilson went 3-1 overall and earned third place in the 113 weight class.
Sophomore Jacob Roub was fourth overall at 2-2 in the 138 division, while Scotty Wilcox (126), Christopher Lush (152) and Thomas Jeffrey (285) each finished sixth. Lush and Jeffrey each went 2-3 in their respective divisions, while Wilcox ended the weekend with a 1-3 mark.
Oak Glen won the team title with 234 points, followed by University (198), Calhoun County (195) and Roane County (182.5) in the top half of the field. St. Albans placed fifth overall with 160.5 points, while Lewis County (39.5) and Morgantown (37) rounded out the bottom two spots.
The Outstanding wrestler award went to 126-pounder Jackson Henson of University.
Complete results of the 2015 Superior Photo Scholarship Wrestling Tournament are available on the web at wvmat.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.