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With all 14 wrestlers seeded in the top four, Region IV, AA-A coaches have installed host Pt. Pleasant as an early favorite in the regional qualifying tournament on Saturday.

Calhoun has 11 wrestlers in the top three, including six number one seeds. The other eight teams have a total of 31 seeds in the tournament that gets underway at 11 a.m.

Region IV AA-A seeding:

Pt. Pleasant   2   7   3   2--14

Calhoun       6   2   3   0--11

Hoover         3   0   2   3--  8

Roane           3   1   0   3--  7

Wirt              0   1   2   2--  5

Sissonville    0   1   3   0--  4

Clay             0   1   0   2--  3

Poca             0   0   1   1--  2

Ravenswood 0   1   0   0--  1

Wahama       0   0   0   1--  1

The Red Devils’ top seeds include Cody Clark (130 lbs.), Sean Gungle (135), Ben Laughlin (145), Jeremy Conley (152), Aaron Yoak (160), and Tim Sutro (189).

Second seeds are Austin Moore (125) and Harley Hamrick (140). Nick Stevens (112), Caden Arnold (171) and Jacob Haught (215) are third seeds.

Other starters are Jean Blair (103), Zach Hanshaw (119) and Christian Cottrell (285).

First Match Ups

Calhoun is scheduled to have the following match ups (with record, seed and opponent):

103 lbs. - Jean Blair (17-19) vs. Austin Whittington, Herbert Hoover (31-9, 4th).

112 - Nick Stevens (27-9, 3rd), bye.

119 - Zach Hanshaw (24-16) vs. Ronnie Burdette, Sissonville (23-7, 3rd).

125 - Austin Moore (21-12, 2nd), vs. Dustin Daniels, Clay (25-12).

130 - Cody Clark (30-4, 1st) vs. Dylan Dawson, Poca (4-6).

135 - Sean Gungle (24-7, 1st) vs. Zach Braley, Clay (14-17).

140 - Harley Hamrick (23-14, 2nd) vs. Coty Belt, Clay (14-21).

145 - Ben Laughlin (27-0, 1st), bye.

152 - Jeremy Conley (26-8, 1st) vs. Tyler Dolan, Roane (15-27).

160 - Aaron Yoak (28-5, 1st) vs. Jessie Ramsey, Clay (13-11, 4th).

171 - Caden Arnold (25-8, 3rd) vs. Drew Hayes, Roane (16-26).

189 - Tim Sutro (25-10, 1st) vs. Jake Whittington, Poca (7-17).

215 - Jacob Haught (18-16, 3rd) vs. Steven Martin, Roane (14-22).

285 - Christian Cottrell (11-19) vs. Casey Hogg, Pt. Pleasant (36-3, 2nd).

Wrestlers who finish in the top four of their respective weight classes qualify for the state tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-28, at Huntington.

Cody Clark continues to lead the team in wins with 30 and points scored with 214. He and Tim Sutro are tied in pins with 21 each.

CHS has been ranked third in Class AA-A by coaches all season, behind Pt. Pleasant in second and Oak Glen in first.

 

Calhoun High School

’08-’09 Wrestling Statistics

Following are individual records, pins, and points earned by members of the CCHS wrestling team:

Wt.   Wrestler               Rec.   Pins   Pts. 

103-Jean Blair                 17-19 10    81   

112-Nick Stevens             27-9   16  159.5

119-Zach Hanshaw           24-16 13  118   

125-Austin Moore            21-12 11  106.5

130-Cody Clark               30-4   21  214   

135-Sean Gungle             24-7   17  164   

135-Seth Wease                4-4     1    10   

140-Harley Hamrick          23-14 12  103.5

145-Ben Laughlin            27-0     8  180.5

152-Jeremy Conley          26-8   18  167   

152-Dillon Mefford         11-8     4    45   

160-Aaron Yoak              28-5   12  180   

171-Caden Arnold            25-8   17  160   

189-Tim Sutro                 25-10 21  155   

215-Jacob Haught            18-16 12    91   

285-Christian Cottrell       11-19 10    54   

Others (inc. forfeits)          0-6     0     -1   

             Total                341-165  203  1988

Dual Record -- 6-0

Tournament Record -- 86-4

 

CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL
WRESTLING SCHEDULE
2008-09

February

21  Regionals at Pt. Pleasant, 11 a.m.

State Tournament in Huntington

26    6:30 p.m.  

27  11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

28  11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

CHS Varsity Wins

Duals At Hoover

The Calhoun varsity wrestling team ended its regular season on Feb. 11 by defeating host Herbert Hoover, 45-27, and Wirt County, 64-15, in duals.

Cody Clark, Sean Gungle, Harley Hamrick, Ben Laughlin, Jeremy Conley, Aaron Yoak and Tim Sutro were 2-0 as the team win 19 of 26 matches, while giving up two forfeits at 125.

Jean Blair, Nick Stevens, Zach Hanshaw, Caden Arnold and Jacob Haught were 1-1 and Christian Cottrell was 0-2.

 

10 Ranked

According to www.wvmat.com, the third-ranked CHS wrestling team has 10 matmen ranked among the top eight of their respective weight classes.

The vote by Class AA-A coaches ranked Red Devil wrestlers as follows:

112 lbs. - Nick Stevens, 4th

125 - Austin Moore, 8th

130 - Cody Clark, 1st

135 - Sean Gungle, 4th

140 - Harley Hamrick, 8th

145 - Ben Laughlin, 1st

152 - Jeremy Conley, 6th

160 - Aaron Yoak, 7th

171 - Caden Arnold, 5th

189 - Tim Sutro, 5th

 

AA/A High School

Wrestling Top 10 Poll

(from Feb. 18 www.wvmat.com, Tim Miller, Editor)

 

Team Rank (first place votes)

  1. Oak Glen (11)

  2. Point Pleasant

  3. Calhoun County

  4. Williamstown

  5. Berkeley Springs

  6. Roane County

  7. Independence

  8. tie - Cameron

  8. tie - Grafton

10. Liberty-Raleigh

Others receiving votes:

      Herbert Hoover, Braxton Co.

 

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