WINSTON-SALEM — The Golden Eagle wrestlers finished 6-3 in the Mount Tabor Super Duals tournament this weekend.
Surry Central started the super duals with a loss to North Wilkes, 34-42, but then went on to win its other three matches Friday as well as its first match Saturday. The scores for Friday were wins to East Wilkes, 48-24; Starmount, 39-36; and Wilkes Central, 39-37.
Starting competition Saturday, the Eagles beat East Forsyth, 42-36. The grapplers fell to Northern Durham, 38-40, before winning two more to Forbush, 42-9, and Lexington, 54-27. They ended the competition with a loss to Leesville Road, 34-39.
“I thought all of them did really well,” said Coach Stephen Priddy of his wrestlers.
The first match of the competition included lead wrestler Wes Brown’s first loss of the season to North Wilkes. But, Priddy said, Brown came back and won eight straight for an 8-1 record from the tournament.
“Overall, I am really proud of the whole team effort,” Priddy said Saturday after the tournament ended. “We were missing two starters Friday, and today we were down four starts, and we lost another one for part of the day due to an injury.”
He said despite forfeiting matches or wrestling with backups due to starters being out with injuries or sickness, the team did a great job.
“Hats off to Calvin Inman. He is a senior who has never made the starting lineup, and he stepped in a big way with a 4-1 record for the day,” Priddy said.
He said Surry Central wasn’t the only team suffering from missing starters. A number of teams had players out.
“It is one of those tournaments you wrestle so much in two days you want to get in time on the mat, but you just hope you come out uninjured,” said Priddy.
In four days, Surry Central wrestled 11 matches, and Priddy said he team will get a much needed rest this week as it doesn’t have another match until next Saturday when the grapplers will compete in the North Surry duals.
Following the weekend tournament at Mount Tabor, the Golden Eagles have a 12-5 record.
Reach Wendy Byerly Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-1923.