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Lafayette’s wrestling team came out on top in a 12-team tournament Saturday.
The Rams took first place with 174 points in the Mathews Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which also included two other local schools, Grafton and Bruton. They surpassed second-place Norview by 16.5 points.
Grafton finished fourth with 145 points, while Bruton was tied for ninth place with 84 points.
Two Lafayette wrestlers won their weight classes during the tournament: Anthony Anderson pinned Terry Branch of Franklin in 1:19 at 106 pounds, and August Trumblay pinned Joshua Johnson of Franklin in 1:20 at 195 pounds.
Lafayette also had three wrestlers finish in second place. Henry Cohn fell by a final of 6-4 to Galilee Kissell of Peninsula Catholic at 132 pounds in the championship bout. At 145 pounds, Kane Hurt was beaten 5-1 by Grafton’s Aaron Daugherty, and Bruton’s Ian Gruver defeated Lafayette’s Keven Nguyen 9-2 at 152 pounds.
For Grafton, Zach Leherr joined Daugherty by taking a weight class championship, pinning Norview’s Jeremiah Cuffee in 1:22 at 160 pounds. Julian Miller was pinned by Norview’s Joshua Cuffee in 2:21 at 285 pounds to take second place.
Below are team and individual results from the tournament:
1: Lafayette 174
2: Norview 157.5
3: Peninsula Catholic 149
4: Grafton 145
5: L.C. Bird 138
6: Mathews 112
7: Franklin 92
8: Middlesex 87
9: Bruton 84
9: Essex 84
11: King & Queen 37
12: Washington & Lee 4
106: Anthony Anderson (Lafayette) pin Terry Branch (Franklin) 1:19
113: Kyle Acree (Essex) dec. Enrique Gonzalez (Middlesex) 5-4
120: Nasir Mitchell (L.C. Bird) maj. dec. Kyon Acree (Essex) 13-5
126: Samson Sassier (Norview) tech. fall Nick Zimmerman (Peninsula Catholic) 23-8
132: Galilee Kissell (Peninsula Catholic) dec. Henry Cohn (Lafayette) 6-4
138: Parker Thompson (Mathews) dec. Alex Alford (L.C. Bird) 4-3
145: Aaron Daugherty (Grafton) dec. Kane Hurt (Lafayette) 5-1
152: Ian Gruver (152) dec. Keven Nguyen (Lafayette) 9-2
160: Zach Leherr (Grafton) pin. Jeremiah Cuffee (Norview) 1:22
170: Zack Zimmerman (Peninsula Catholic) pin. Stefone Pearson (Franklin) 1:32
182: Jacob McCord (Norview) pin Mike Kamsuik (Peninsula Catholic) 4:37
195: August Trumblay (Lafayette) pin Joshua Johnson (Franklin) 1:20
220: Jamal Tuppince (L.C. Bird) maj. dec. Andrew Butler (King & Queen) 14-5
285: Joshua Cuffee (Norview) pin Julian Miller (Grafton) 2:21
106: Kurtis Anderson (L.C. Bird) pin Ethan Fallon (Peninsula Catholic) 1:37
113: Caleb Sadler (Mathews) pin Caleb Troup (Lafayette) 2:30
120: Josh Rhodes (Norview) pin Jack Ruork (Midlothian) :45
126: Nick Faison (Grafton) pin Clifton Bundy (Essex) 1:25
132: Jonas Kee (L.C. Bird) dec. Elijah Fomin (Middlesex) 6-3
138: Conner Wrann (Lafayette) pin Zack Mohajerin (Peninsula Catholic) 4:43
145: Jesse Chambliss (L.C. Bird) pin Dashaun Butts (Franklin) 4:08
152: Braxton Fell (Grafton) pin David Dasch (Essex) 2:04
160: Griffin Hurt (Lafayette) pin Joe Cockerall (Middlesex) :44
170: Mason Fiscella (Mathews) pin Adam Walsh (King & Queen) 1:45
182: Lorenzo McGivry (Lafayette) dec. Julian Dixon (L.C. Bird) 10-4
195: Conner Bauske (Bruton) pin Marty Bristow (Middlesex) 3:30
220: Dominick Cummings (Mathews) pin Tyrick Warren (Franklin) 1:25
285: Thomas Adams (Bruton) pin Bryan Scannell (Peninsula Catholic) 1:30