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Chargers rip Nandua

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Middlesex’s Enrique Gonzalas (on top) works hard to pin a Northumberland opponent in the 113-pound weight class in a tri-meet at MHS on December 18. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School wrestling team defeated Nandua 54-18, and lost 40-39 to Northumberland in a tri-meet held in the John S. Clements Memorial Gym at MHS in Saluda on December 17.

In the victory over Nandua, Middlesex individual winners included:

  • Simon Urban pinned Vincent Searboroughin in the 132-pound class.

  • Ridge Ellis pinned Josh Baily in the 138-pound class.

  • Bobby Nazrini pinned Billy Kellum in the 145-pound class.

  • Hughes Nelson pinned Trevor Wessells in the 195-pound class.

  • Stephen Skelton pinned Mathew Taylor in the 220-pound class.

Chargers Tanner Johannson, James Williams and Alek Fomin all won their matches by forfeits.

In junior varsity exhibition matches, Middlesex’s Brandon Tyler pinned his opponent in the 138-pound class; Marshall Shermer pinned his opponent in the 145-pound class; Andres Rowe pinned his opponent in the 145-pound class; and Joseph Cockrell pinned his opponent in the 152-pound class.

Against Northumberland, Middlesex’s Enrique Gonzalez, Ridge Ellis, Austin Cooper, Steve Skelton and James Williams all won with pins. Gonzalez won the 113-pound class; Ellis won the 138-pound class; Skelton pinned his opponent in 17 seconds in the 220-pound class; Cooper won the 152-pound class; and Williams won the 170-pound class.

Chad Page won his match by decision in the 160-pound class, and Simon Urban won by forfeit in the 132-pound class.

In junior varsity competition, Marty Bristow (160 pounds) and Joseph Cockrell (152 pounds) won their matches with pins.

“We did a great job and it was a good start to our team season,” said Charger coach Joel Anderson. “We know we have things to work on but overall we did a great job.”

posted 12.31.2013

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