Berryville wrestlers preparing for state
By Scott Loftis
The Berryville Bobcats hosted the Bobcat Winter Blowout on Saturday, and it was an impressive showing for the home team.
Berryville finished third among 11 teams overall trailing only Springdale Har-Ber and Bishop Kelley of Tulsa, Okla. The Bobcats finished ahead of Shiloh Christian, Rogers and Mountain Home, among others.
I thought we had a good tournament, Berryville coach Derrek Aynes said. We had a lot of people come out to support us. We wrestled well.
Berryville junior Colton Record (29-1) won two matches by pin and two by decision on the way to the 285-pound championship. Senior Christian Lemus (30-7) won first place at 182 pounds, winning four matches by pin. Freshman Caleb Record (27-6) took the 106-pound championship, winning two matches by decision.
Junior Brett Parsons (25-12) took third place at 145 pounds. Parsons won one match by pin and three by decision. Isaac Weston (10-14) was third at 132 pounds. Dominic Henry (22-14) took third place at 120 pounds. He won two matches by pin.
Xavier Hand (15-8) finished fourth at 285 pounds. He won one match by decision.
Damian Helmlinger (12-24) was fourth at 195 pounds, winning one match by pin.
Carlos Escobar (20-17) took fifth place at 152 pounds, winning one match by pin. Cesar Martinez (19-12) was fifth at 138 pounds, winning two matches by pin. Dylan Sperduto (18-19) finished fifth at 120 pounds.
Aynes said the Bobcats are settling into their weight classes and building toward the state championships, to be held Feb. 22-23 in Little Rock.
Were slowly getting there, Aynes said.