North and Central place at Blackhawk Invitational

First Posted: 12/5/2009

MILLERS CREEK North Surry took home second place overall and Surry Central finished third in the Blackhawk Invitational individual wrestling tournament held Saturday.
The Greyhounds had four wrestlers win their respective weight classes and placed a total of 10 of 13 wrestlers in the finals. Surry Central had two first place finishers and had one other wrestler make a final match.
Colby Bowman (103), Josh Thomas (145), Logan Younger (152) and Dillon Hawks (160) all took home first place for coach Eric Jessups team, while Cody McMillan (112), Austin Collins (130), Christopher Murray (135) and Logan Maines (171) advanced to the finals.
In addition, Greyhound senior Chris Murray won the 100th match of his career, hitting the milestone with a second period pin.
For Surry Central, Casey Felts (125) and Cesar Pena (130) won their weight class, while Johnny Glass (145) came in second.
Host West Wilkes was the overall team champion but Greyhound coach Eric Jessup said area schools were no slouch.
We wrestled well and it was a fun day, he said. I thought between us, Surry Central and Mount Airy, Surry County was represented really well down there.
The Greyhounds, who are the favorites in the newly formed Northwest 1A/2A Conference lost the overall team score 181.5 to 173.5 to the Blackhawks, whiel Surry Central took home third place with 149 points.
Jessup said he felt his team did well at the tournament despite coming home second.
I was happy with the way we wrestled for this early in the season. Individual tournament are a little different than dual team compettion, because you have so many different individual matchups. Its just a whole different ball game. We do have some things ot work on, I wont say we dont, but I think we are headed in the right direction.

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