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North Augusta wrestlers win tourney

Posted: January 17, 2018 - 12:54am
North Augusta High School wrestlers celebrate after winning the Aiken County Challenge.
North Augusta High School wrestlers celebrate after winning the Aiken County Challenge.

North Augusta High School's wrestling team won the Aiken County Challenge tournament Jan. 7, a team total of 198 points.

Second-place finisher South Aiken had 181 points. Other teams and their scores were: Aiken, 147; Midland Valley, 141; Silver Bluff, 51; and Wagener-Salley, 32.

The tournament brought NAHS its first team trophy. The team had four first-place winners, five second-place finishes, one third place and three fourth places. Both female starters won second places.

Coach Matt Franklin, a former Marine and Pennsylvania native, praised his assistant coaches, Raoul Pacheco and Brian Sautter, for their roles in the victory.

Here's a list of Yellow Jacket wrestlers and their finishes within each weight class:

Jessica Ryberg - second in the 103-pound weight class

Randy Jones - second in 113

Acoya Pate - second in 120

Layton Nirk - first in 126

Andre Johnson - second in 132

DeAndre McKinnis - first in 138

David Lamar - first in 145

(No one placed in 152)

Richie Price - second in 160

Brandyn Finley - fourth in 170

Jordan Jones - first in 182

Amon Parsons - third in 195

Byron Tapia - fourth in 220

Zack Franklin - fourth in 285

 

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