The Edmond Sun

December 11, 2012

Memorial wrestlers top Guthrie, travel to Perry tournament

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial wrestling team took a 48-24 win in a dual at Guthrie last week.

Memorial got wins by fall from Mark Delay at 113 pounds, Josh Nunley at 138, Jonah Moore at 145, Tristan McBee at 182 and Jeremy Morgan at 195, and wins by decision from Ashton Stovall at 120 and Alec Warren at 152

“This win gives us a jump start for the District match with Moore this Thursday,” Memorial coach Darren Huff said. “They’ve worked really hard and support each other, so this is one of their goals accomplished for the start of the season. We gained a lot of wins by falls and that is always good. Hopefully some of our guys learned they can wrestle tough and keep working hard.

“Even the guys that lost wrestled hard and kept trying to score points. That means a lot because it’s easy to give up when you’re taking a beating or losing.

“Jeremy, Tristan, Jonah, Josh and Mark did an outstanding job of going out there with intensity and taking care of business pinning their opponents. Ashton had a very tough match and could’ve given up but kept fighting and scored at the end to secure the win. He really fought tough the entire match.”

The Bulldogs traveled to the high-intensity Perry Tournament over the weekend.

Josh Nunley at 132 pounds was the lone Bulldog to make the finals. He defeated three wrestlers to get there and was defeated by state champion Joe Smith 23-6 after being tied 6-6 at the end of the first period. Nunley had placed sixth the previous year at the same weight.

Jonah Moore was the Bulldogs’ other placer. He repeated last year’s results by placing fifth again at 138 pounds.

“Perry’s a tough tournament and a tough tournament to place in,” Huff said. “We only took five wrestlers and two medaled and we placed 12th as a team, so we are pleased with their effort. Josh really wrestled well the entire weekend. Jonah wrestled tough all weekend also before losing in the consolation semi-finals. Others winning matches but not placing were Ryley West, Ashton Stovall and Cole Boker.

Nunley went 3-1 on the tournament, Moore went 3-2, Stovall went 2-2, West went 1-2 and Boker went 1-2.

Next up for the Bulldogs is a journey to Moore on Thursday.

Memorial 48, Guthrie 24

106    Connor Shanks  win by forfeit

113     Mark Delay won by fall over Hunter Betchan  :48

120    Ashton Stovall decisioned Brian Herbst  17-13

126     Cole Boker lost by fall to Alex Nelson  2:11

132    Jacob Vana lost by fall  to Tim O’Connor  3:26

138     Josh Nunley win by fall over Joe Bennett  :48

145    Jonah Moore  win by fall over  Adam Noriega  :36

152     Alec Warren decisioned Tyler Mahan  5-2   

160    Alton Pettit won by forfeit

170    Void by both teams

182    Tristan McBee win by fall over  Idea Alexander  1:09

195    Jeremy Morgan win by fall over  Andrew Toney  3:15

220    Ryley West lost by fall to Connor Howard  :58

HWT    EMHS forfeit to Blake Finley