WHEELING - Three-time defending Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champion Parkersburg South got off to a perfect start here Thursday night inside WesBanco Arena as the Patriots of first-year head coach Donna Dixon won all 14 of their matches in the opening round of the three-day tournament.
The Patriots, who return to action at noon today, led the field with 54 points while Steubenville had 49. Beaver Local (39), John Marshall (32) and Wheeling Park (32) rounded out the top five.
Parkersburg South 132-pounder Jordan Quiocho registered one of 13 pins for the four-time Class AAA state champions. When he got the mat slapper in 54 seconds versus Barnesville's Jordan Starr the Patriot senior recorded his 100th career mat victory.
Photo by Rick Thorp
Parkersburg South's Lance Hill pins Harrison Central's Brandon Williams.
The only Patriot not to earn a pin was 120-pounder Braidon Knotts, but the unseeded PSHS grappler upset No. 7 seed David Forrester of Harrison Central, 7-1, to stay in the championship bracket.
Quiocho was one of eight Parkersburg South wrestlers to record a pin in less than a minute. Patriot heavyweight Dane Mills had the quickest pin on the team, needing only 16 seconds to flatten Buckeye Local's Simeon Smith. Briar Shively pinned his opponent at 160 in 20 seconds, three ticks faster than Matt Dixon's pin at 182. Fellow Patriots Kyle Knotts (126), Jason Allen (195), Chip Sturek (152) and Drake Mills (170) used only 34, 45, 47 and 53 seconds, respectively, in the first period to register pins.
Logan Ball got things going for the Patriots at 106 with a 53-second pin of Meadowbrook's Chase Stephens and 145-pound teammate Stewart Morris used exactly half the first period before sticking Bellaire's Cody Tredway.
Parkersburg South first round results
at the Ron Mauck OVAC tournament
Team scores (top seven): Parkersburg South 54, Steubenville 49, Beaver Local 39, John Marshall 32, Wheeling Park 32, University 31, Morgantown 28
106: Logan Ball p. Chase Stephens (Meadowbrook), 0:53
113: Lance Hill p. Brandon White (Harrison Central), 2:16
120: Braidon Knotts dec. #7 seed David Forrester (Harrison Central), 7-1
126: Kyle Knotts p. Landon Tomcho (Shenandoah) 0:34
132: Jordan Quiocho p. Jordan Starr (Barnesville) 0:54
138: Dylan Alexander p. Bailey Reusser (River) 2:31
145: Stewart Morris p. Cody Tredway (Bellaire) 1:00
152: Chip Sturek p. Will Andrews (Morgantown) 0:47
160: Briar Shively p. Hammer Van Scyoc (Clay-Battelle) 0:20
170: Drake Mills p. Jimmy Lisk (East Liverpool) 0:53
182: Matt Dixon p. Andrew Miller (Toronto) 0:23
195: Jason Allen p. Barry Strum (Oak Glen) 0:45
220: Zach Haddix p. Dustin Norris (Bealsville) 3:00
285: Dane Mills p. Simeon Smith (Buckeye Local) 0:16
Note: Action resumes at noon today.
At Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington
106 - 1. Logan Grass, Huntington; 2. Teddy Stover, Independence; 3. Alex Lee, Meade; 4. T.J. Bowen, Johnson Central; 5. Logan Robertson, Shady Spring; 6. Sam Moore, George Washington; 7. Dalton Smith, Williamstown; 8. Riley White, Roane
113 - 1. Jordan Allen, Huntington; 2. Chris Beeler, Meade; 3. Ben Alderson, Greenbrier West; 4. Chris Cochran, Winfield; 5. Spencer Floyd, Shady Spring; 6. Brye Mullenix, Williamstown; 7. Will Cox, Independence; 8. Alex Holt, Montgomery
120 - 1. Ryan Elliott, North Marion; 2. Johnny Forren, Shady Spring; 3. Tristen Harvey, Liberty Raleigh; 4. Bret MacIver, Williamstown; 5. Wyatt Kirk, Ashland; 6. Cam Moore, Roane; 7. David Pancake, George Washington; 8. Dylan Francis, Johnson Central
126 - 1. Dalton George, Williamstown; 2. Jensen Lorea, George Washington; 3. Chris Clark, Independence; 4. Bryce Hunphreys, Winfield; 5. Dillon Clarkson, Roane; 6. Chase Childers, Huntington; 7. Josh Richards, Roane; 8. Johnathan Spence, Huntington
132 - 1. Colton Ward, Independence; 2. Clyde Newcomer, Montgomery; 3. Austin Stanley, North Marion; 4. Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West; 5. John Duncan, Shady Spring; 6. Tyler Hampton, Spring Valley; 7. Sam Griffith, Johnson Central; 8. Evan Fairchild, Winfield
138 - 1. Billy Waldeck, Huntington; 2. Josh Jude, Johnson Central; 3. Cody Clifton, Liberty Raleigh; 4. Nich Farley, Shady Spring; 5. Bobby Mitchell, Cabell Midland; 6. Logan Lindsey, Williamstown; 7. Dustin Justice, Greenbrier West; 8. Wade McGrew, Huntington
145 - 1. Justin Arthur, Huntington; 2. Jake Tracewell, Williamstown; 3. Jordan Young, Johnson Central; 4. Isaac Reed, Winfield; 5. Brandon Stump, Shady Spring; 6. Jacob Maguire, Meade; 7. Mark Glenn, Woodrow Wilson; 8. Jordan Tincher, Greenbrier West
152 - 1. Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West; 2. R.J. Elam, Liberty Raleigh; 3. Paden Christian, Huntington; 4. Henry Matos, Shady Spring; 5. Cole Williams, Woodrow Wilson; 6. Jeremy Francis, Hurricane; 7. Justin Burke, Riverside; 8. Tristan Woodson, Nitro
160 - 1. Jake Smith, George Washington; 2. Kane Roush, Wahama; 3. Gabe McIlrath, Montgomery; 4. Marquis Frazier, Greenbrier West; 5. Austin Stewart, Richwood; 6. Jimmy Pearson, Johnson Central; 7. Matthew Bailey, Liberty Raleigh; 8. Jason Martin, Huntington
170 - 1. Nick Boone, Cabell Midland; 2. Tyler Parker, Greenbrier West; 3. David Hastings, Williamstown; 4. Slater Swift, Ashland; 5. Zach Roland, Montgomery; 6. Trey Williams, Independence; 7. Jake Tyler, Nicholas; 8. Crandale Neal, Wahama
182 - 1. Tyler Arnett, North Marion; 2. Charles Ayers, Liberty Raleigh; 3. Evan Kenealy, Meade; 4. Drew Hicks, Nicholas; 5. Thomas Williams, Independence; 6. Zach Richardson, Winfield; 7. Kadin Steadman, Hurricane; 8. Colton Neal, Wahama
195 - 1. Sam Preston, Johnson Central; 2. Alex Hogan, Meade; 3. Kyle Frazier, Buffalo; 4. Philip Serevicz, Wahama; 5. Noah Julian, Winfield; 6. Jared Bradley, Cabell Midland; 7. Alex Crum, Logan; 8. Chase Hanshaw, Riverside
220 - 1. Nigale Cabell, Huntington; 2. Tanner Adams, Ashland; 3. Chris Niece, Johnson Central; 4. Cody Loudermilk, Greenbrier West; 5. Hunter Skeens, Nitro; 6. Alec Moscufo, North Marion; 7. Ryan White, Buffalo; 8. Dalton Lanham, Nitro
285 - 1. Donavon Vance, Liberty Raleigh; 2. Toney Kitts, Huntington; 3. Zach Fleshman, Independence; 4. Alec Meilke, Meade; 5. Chase Blevins, Johnson Central; 6. Alex Rauch, Williamstown; 7. Luke Johnson, Ashland; 8. Daniel Pettry, Woodrow Wilson
Lance Hill won early in the second period at 113 via pin. Patriot 138-pounder Dylan Alexander and 220-pounder Zach Haddix also recorded second period mat slappers.