BV wrestles well at Greenbrier

Friday, February 2, 2018
Berryville's Colton Record won first place at the Greenbrier Panther Invitational on Saturday.
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The Berryville wrestling team competed at the Greenbrier Panther Invitational over the weekend. Pulaski Academy won, scoring 209 points and Berryville finished fourth, scoring 96 points. Colton Record placed first in his weight class, while Brett Parsons Cesar Martinez finished third.

"We had several guys wrestle well and I think some guys are starting to figure it out and compete real hard as we wind things down to the home stretch," Berryville coach Derrek Aynes said.

Individual results are as follows:

120: Berryville's Dylan Sperduto lost both of his matches.

126: Berryville's Kole Disheroon lost both of his matches.

132: Berryville's Cesar Martinez pinned his first opponent to win the match, but lost his second match. He went on to win his final two matches and finish third.

145: Berryville's Carlos Escobar and Brett Parsons each competed in the 145-pound weight division. Parsons won his first two matches before being pinned in the semifinals. Parsons won the next two matches to finish third, though. Escobar pinned his first opponent, but lost his second math. Escobar won his next two matches before being pinned by Parsons in the consolation semifinals.

152: Berryville's John Barrios lost his first match, but went on to win his next two matches before losing 6-4 in the consolation semifinals.

160: Berryville's Raphael Perez lost his first match, 6-4. Perez went on to win his next two matches before losing in the consolation rounds.

182: Berryville's Christian Lemus won his first match, but lost his second match. Lemus pinned his next three opponents before losing the third-place match.

285: Berryville's Colton Record and Xavier Hand each competed in the 285-pound weight division. Record pinned his first opponent and won his next two matches in overtime to get first place. Hand pinned his first opponent before losing 6-4. Hand lost the third-place match 4-1.

Aynes said Record winning first place was a big win this weekend.

"He had lost to both of the kids he beat earlier in the season," Aynes said. "It was great to get back and wrestle those guys. He was pretty confident heading into those matches. He thought they could beat them. They were both exciting overtime matches and it was big to get those wins because now he will probably get the first seed at the state tournament, which means he won't have to wrestle those guys until the finals."

The majority of teams Berryville faced over the weekend, the Bobcats will compete against at the state tournament in Little Rock in three weeks. They finished fourth, behind Pulaski Academy, Greenbrier and Hot Springs Lakeside, all teams the Bobcats will be competing against at the state tournament. Aynes said this was a good measuring stick for his team.

"I think they know where they are standing with other kids in their weight division," Aynes said. "We know what we need to do and if we need to move up or down in weight class."

This weekend, Berryville will go to the Hot Springs Duals. The action starts at 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

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