KING — Mount Airy wrestling picked up a conference win with a 63-12 drubbing of West Stokes Monday night.
The Wildcats have three wrestlers with good records on the season. Those three all won, but the Granite Bears took care of business in the other 11 weight classes.
Two of the best matches of the night were the first and last matches, according to Coach Steve Braune.
Even though the Bears lost both spots, the guys wrestled hard and only gave up minor decisions, he said.
At 138 lbs., Shay Wilson took on West’s Holden Sands (now 18-5 on the year).
Shay got two escapes from the ground, but he couldn’t score from the neutral position, said Braune. Sands won a close 6-4 decision to give West Stokes a brief 3-0 lead.
In the last match at 132, freshman Cameron Pack had a high-scoring 12-11 match with Jacob Widner (15-9).
The match was 11-9 in the final period when Cameron accidentally locked hands and gave up another point, the coach said. The wrestlers restarted with about 12 seconds left, and Cameron reversed his man with three seconds left. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get the wrestler flipped over to earn back-time points.
The only other win for West Stokes was at 113 where George Patrick (15-6) pinned Daniel Sechrist.
For the Bears, Zaqwan Dobson earned a forfeit at 220, and Alex Howard received one at 106 and Jackson Blizzard at 120.
Getting pins were Triston Mabry (145), Andrew Moore (152), Landon Mumford (170), Nick Kendall (195), Brian Bennett (285) and Tyler Duty (126).
With Jordan Atkins out with a knee injury, Kolte Poore has been filling in at 182. He weighs 166, so he is giving away about 15 pounds, the coach said. Still, he took down his opponent in the first period and then got a takedown and pin in the second.
The Bears host a tri-match today against conference rival North Stokes and nonconference foe Atkins. The start time is 6 p.m.