Chargers rip Nandua
|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.”