Five Ashe County High School grapplers placed in the annual Old Appalachian Tournament held at Watauga High School.
Michael Elliott, Lucas Miller, Justin Scarborough, William Miller and Jake Woods all finished fourth place or better in their respective weight classes. Elliot was crowned champion at 152-pounds, and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
Scarborough finished as tournament runner-up at 182-pounds. W. Miller finished in third place in the 195-pound class. Woods and L. Miller both took fourth place. Miller wrestled at 170 while Woods competed at 285. Miller reached his five match limit and could not wrestle for third place at 170.
106-pound: Colby Sousa (West Henderson) pinned Andrew Tedder (Ashe) at 1:55.
106: Tedder (Ashe) pinned Mason Lewis (East Gaston) at 3:35.
106: Tedder (Ashe) defeated Will Jordan (Avery County) by a 5-1 decision.
106: Garret Welsh (Charles D. Owen) pinned Tedder (Ashe) at 1:38.
113-pound: Dylan Cassidy (Fred T. Foard) pinned Jacob Weaver (Ashe) at 3:22.
113: Weaver (Ashe) defeated Caleb Cox (RS Central) by a 7-3 decision.
113: Charlie Putnam (Enka) pinned Weaver (Ashe) at 3:43.
120-pound: Zack Orr (Robbinsville) pinned Carter Calhoun (Ashe) at 5:07.
120: Tyler Valliere (Enka) defeated Calhoun (Ashe) by a 12-2 major decision.
126-pound: Gus Coffey (Watauga) pinned Bodi Miller (Ashe) at 1:03.
126: Jacob Gardner (McDowell) defeated Miller (Ashe) by an 8-5 decision.
132-pound: Ben Pitts (Fred T. Foard) pinned Wiley Dillard (Ashe) at 1:29.
132: Alex Earnest (Enka) pinned Dillard (Ashe) in 43 seconds.
138-pound: Cole Sussi (Wilkes Central) defeated Matthew Hamilton (Ashe) via forfeit.
145-pound: Zac Freeman (Avery County) pinned Chase Conner (Ashe) at 1:56.
145: Parker Ward (Wilkes Central) pinned Conner (Ashe) in 46 seconds.
152-pound: Michael Elliott (Ashe) pinned Zach Cannon (Charles D. Owen) at 1:17.
152: Elliott (Ashe) defeatd Nathan Daisley (East Rutherford) by a 14-0 major decision.
152: Elliott (Ashe) pinned Josh Dula (McDowell) at 4:38.
152: Elliott (Ashe) defeated Joey Cable (Robbinsville) by a 9-1 major decision.
160-pound: William Metts (East Gaston) pinned Logan Chittick (Ashe) in 49 seconds.
160: Bobby Pruitt (Robbinsville) pinned Chittick (Ashe) at 1:28.
170-pound: Lucas Miller (Ashe) pinned Christopher Ocampo (Wilkes Central) at 3:00.
170: Caleb Bumgarner (Fred T. Foard) pinned Miller (Ashe) at 5:33.
170: Miller (Ashe) defeated Jordan Kimbrough (Enka) by a 3-0 decision.
170: Miller (Ashe) defeated Derek Deal (Alexander Central) by a 5-0 decision.
170: Miller (Ashe) defeated Wesley Davis (McDowell) by a 2-1 decision.
182-pound: Justin Scarborough (Ashe) defeated Michael Frost (AC Reynolds) by a 15-0 technical fall.
182: Scarborough (Ashe) defeated Brandon Dills (Enka) by a 5-4 decision.
182: Scarborugh (Ashe) defeated Chase Hayes (Charles D. Owen) by a 13-3 major decision.
182: Christian Ohmer (Fred T. Foard) pinned Scarborough (Ashe) at 3:26.
195-pound: William Miller (Ashe) pinned Drake Gagner (East Rutherford) in 50 seconds.
195: Miller (Ashe) pinned Kelley Brendell (Enka) in 32 seconds.
195: Dustin Jones (Alexander Central) defeated Miller (Ashe) by a 7-0 decision.
195: Miller (Ashe) defeated Ryan Christopher (Fred T. Foard) by a 7-0 decision.
195: Miller (Ashe) defeated Jeremy Critcher (Watauga) by a 10-1 major decision.
220-pound: Dakota Searcy (AC Reynolds) pinned Mitchell Brown (Ashe) at 3:05.
220: Nick Rotenberry (Fred T. Foard) pinned Brown (Ashe) at 2:41.
285-pound: Nick Chianese (AC Reynolds) pinned Jake Woods (Ashe) at 1:12.
285: Woods (Ashe) pinned Austin Adam (McDowell) in 53 seconds.
285: Woods (Ashe) pinned Stewart Beach (Watauga) in 25 seconds.
285: Woods (Ashe) pinned Chris Peterson (East Gaston) at 2:34.
285: Chianese (AC Reynolds) defeated Woods (Ashe) by a 1-0 decision.