WHEELING, W.Va. — It was tough weekend for the Point Pleasant wrestling program, as the Big Blacks finished sixth in its bracket during the two-day, 32-team Wheeling Park Duals held Friday and Saturday at WesBanco Arena in Ohio County.
The Big Blacks posted a team record of 2-5 in Pool 1 of the Red Division, then claimed a victory over Cabell Midland (51-21) in their final match on Saturday to complete the two-day event with a 3-5 overall mark. CMHS was the sixth-place finisher in Pool 2 of the Red Division, which led to the final matchup.
Point Pleasant posted team wins over Clinton-Massie (44-27) and Morgantown (66-17) in Pool 1, but also suffered setbacks to Parkersburg South (40-22), University (51-20), Ringgold (44-29), Massilon Washington (48-36) and Austintown-Finch (45-26) within the Red Division.
Against Clinton-Massie, Point received pinfall victories from John Raike (120), Guy Fisher (126) and Josh Hudson (152). Noah Searls (138) and Colby Sayre (145) both posted majority decisions, while Scotty Wilcox (113), Austin Rutter (160) and Jacob Starcher all won by forfeit.
Against Morgantown, the Big Blacks got pinfall wins from Raike, Searls, Hudson, Starcher and Brycen Reymond (182). Wilcox, Fisher, Sayre, Rutter, Caleb Leslie (106) and Zach Stewart (132) all collected forfeit wins in their respective divisions.
Against Cabell Midland, PPHS received pinfall wins from Raike, Fisher, Searls and Reymond. Hudson won a 9-7 decision, while Stewart, Rutter, Starcher and Derrick Jackson (285) all won by forfeit.
Parkersburg South won the 2012 Wheeling Park Duals tournament, followed by runner-up Harrison and third-place Steubenville. Woodward Academy and Maple Heights rounded out the top five spots overall.
Parkersburg South won Pool 1 in the Red Division, Steubenville came away with top honors in Pool 2. Woodward Academy (Pool 3) and Harrison (Pool 4) won their respective pools in the Blue Division.
Complete results of the 2012 Wheeling Park Duals are available on the web at wvmat.com