BV wrestlers don’t shy from competition

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Berryville’s Tun Oo (right) wrestles in Saturday’s Bobcat Winter Blowout.
David Bell / Carroll County News

How good was the quality of competition at Saturday’s Bobcat Winter Blowout wrestling meet?

Good enough that Berryville’s team — which includes a pair of wrestlers with state championships — took first place in just one weight class.

That was senior Dylan Sperduto, who took first place at 138 pounds. Junior Caleb Record, a two-time state champ, finished second at 120 pounds. Senior Dominic Henry, a state champ as a sophomore and state runner-up last season, was fourth in his weight class. Sophomore Tun Oo finished third in his weight class.

For perspective, consider that Berryville was competing against larger schools such as Hot Springs Lakeside, Van Buren and Mountain Home.

“We had some guys that luckily we don’t have to see at state,” Berryville coach Payton Covington said.

In fact, Covington said, the higher caliber of competition will help prepare the Bobcats for the conference meet Feb. 13 at Bauxite and the state championships Feb. 19-20 in Little Rock.

“Wrestling these tough guys that beat us, that just makes us better for the Shiloh (Christians) and the Gentrys and whoever else we’re going to face,” Covington said.

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