Bobcat wrestlers win first dual meet
BERRYVILLE -- The Berryville Bobcats hosted Gentry and Mountain Home on Tuesday for their first dual meet of the season.The Bobcats handled Gentry, defeating the Pioneers 60-18. Mountain Home proved to be a much more difficult opponent, but Berryville came out on top, 42-40.
"Overall our guys wrestled real well," Berryville coach Seth Record said. "We lost some matches we shouldn't have, but that is going to happen. We are real rusty. All we need is more mat time."
Record added that once his wrestlers get in the right weight class, they will improve tremendously.
"Most of our guys will be going down in weight," Record said. "It will make a big difference when a kid is at 160 (pounds) instead of 152 (pounds). Our guys are working hard and I am real pleased with the results of tonight."
The results of the Mountain Home match are as follows:
106: Berryville's Noah Forke pinned Isaac Brunet.
113: Mountain Home's Damon Morgavan pinned Blaine Nelson.
120: Mountain Home's Alex Rixner won by forfeit.
126: Berryville's Ethan King pinned Seth Morgavan.
132: Mountain Home's Reed Parker pinned Jordan Burrell.
138: Mountain Home's Brighton Wagner won by forfeit.
145: Berryville's Keaton Hoft pinned Jimmy Stephens.
152: Mountain Home's Peyton Hughes pinned Travis Hand.
160: Berryville's Kris Grile pinned Owen Kraft.
170: Mountain Home's Keith Deen pinned Robert Allen.
182: Mountain Home's Peyton Edington scored a major decision over Christian Lemus.
Even though Lemus lost, Record said this was the key match to Berryville's victory.
"He gets out there and is about to get pinned, but he won't give it up," Record said. "He fought off his back and only gave up four points instead of six. That was the difference in the match."
195: Berryville's Bryan King pinned Logan Hart.
220: Berryville's Jackson Wilbanks won by forfeit.
285: Berryville's Garrett Record pinned Tobias Kimbert.
The results of the Gentry match are as follows:
106: Berryville's Noah Forke won by forfeit.
113: Berryville's Blaine Nelson won by forfeit.
120: Neither team had a wrestler compete in this weight class.
126: Berryville's Ethan King pinned Zach Palmer.
132: Berryville's Jordan Burrell won by forfeit.
138: Gentry's Kong Lor won by forfeit.
145: Berryville's Keaton Hoft pinned Austin Trumble.
152: Berryville's Travis Hand pinned Pettele Thao.
160: Berryville's Kris Grile pinned Konner Hodges.
170: Gentry's James Fell pinned Robert Allen.
182: Gentry's Matthew Nance pinned Christian Lemus.
195: Berryville's Bryan King pinned JT Crosby.
220: Berryville's Jackson Wilbanks pinned Matthew Martin.
285: Berryville's Garrett Record pinned Dylan Murphy.
The next dual meet for Berryville will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Gentry.