The Patrick County Wrestling Team finished the season with a 36-8 dual team record and their second Piedmont District Championship. This team went undefeated in Piedmont District Regular Season Matches (18-0). They scored 230 points on Saturday to earn this honor of District Champion for the 2nd year in a row, making them Back-to-Back Champions. They entered wrestlers in 13 out of a possible 14 weight classes and all 13 placed in the top 3 to help the team repeat this honor.
“We have three 150 pounders but all three were out of the line-up on Saturday. Our goals for the district this year were to go undefeated during the regular season, win the district championship again, and have all 14 of our starters finish in the top 3. We reached two of these three goals which wouldn’t too bad,” said Coach Lawson.
PC had a team score of 230, followed by Tunstall with a 160, Bassett with a 131.5, Magna Vista with a 131, Mecklenburg had a 69, Halifax with a 57, and Martinsville with a score of 50.
Placing 1st in their weight classes for the Cougars were Jonathan Culler, 106, Ethan Cobbler, 120; Juan Gutierrez, 132; Stephen Spencer, 144; Rawl Mabe, 175; Tristan Hardy, 190; 2nd place finishers were: Ben Knight, 113; Trent Alexander, 138; Paul Pascale, 215; Ricky Mejia, 285/Heavyweight. 3rd place finishers were: Jackson Iacovone, 126; Xavier Torres, 157, Jay Howard, 165.
“We are proud of this group for their effort on Saturday. Our seniors did a great job of leading this group and setting the bar higher. We also appreciate all the folks that help us every day, including Coach Morrison, our strength coach, who does an awesome job with these young men in the weight room, and Coach Browning, our Athletic Trainer, who along with her group of awesome student trainers, helps keep us healthy for practice and competition.
“The administration, teachers, boosters, community and parents have been awesome in providing us with the services and things we need to be successful. It takes a school and community working together to help make a program successful,” coaching staff said.
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