WILLIAMSTOWN - East Fairmont captured the team title at the Bob Zide Wrestling Rumble Saturday, outdistancing runner-up Independence 163.50-135.
But the six area mat squads entered in the event proved their worth, with host Williamstown finishing third just behind Independence with 131.50 points, followed closely by Wirt County with 130.50. Belpre came in fifth with 113.50, Marietta sixth with 69.50, Wahama seventh with 60.50 and St. Marys 10th with 24.
East Fairmont - tied for the top spot in the Class AA/A state ratings - totaled nine placers on the day with three firsts, two seconds, three thirds and a fourth while Independence, No. 7 in AA/A, recorded the most champions with five.
The host Yellowjackets notched two champs - Dalton George at 126 pounds, improving to 21-0 on the season, and Jake Tracewell at 145 to go to 30-5 - as well as three runners-up and three third-place finishers.
Wirt, tied for third in AA/A, crowned a champ - Jon Cain (25-1) at 120 - and had four seconds, a third and a fourth.
Belpre registered three runners-up, two seconds and two thirds, and Marietta picked up a second, a third and two fourths.
Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble
at Williamstown High School
Team scores: East Fairmont 163.50, Independence 135, Williamstown 131.50, Wirt County 130.50, Belpre 113.50, Marietta 69.50, Wahama 60.50, Bridgeport 51, Madonna 35, St. Marys 24, St. Albans 15
106 pounds - Championship: Ted Stover (Ind) tech. fall over Gavin Stalnaker (Bel), 16-1; 3rd place: Dalton Smith (Will) p. Justin Green (Ind); Records: Stover 35-4, Stalnaker 22-4, Smith 28-8, Green 29-10
113 - Championship: Will Cox (Ind) p. Brye Mullenix (Will); 3rd place: Kelton Hutchins (Will) d. Jordan McCutcheon (Bel), 8-5; Records: Cox 32-7, Mullenix 22-12, Hutchins 2-1, McCutcheon 16-11
120 - Championship: Jon Cain (Wirt) d. Bret MacIver (Will), 9-2; 3rd place: Jacob Bennet (Wah) p. Carter Householder (Bridge); Records: Cain 25-1, MacIver 25-12, Bennet 11-9, Householder 20-16
126 - Championship: Dalton George (Will) tech. fall over Brody Nesselrotte (East), 18-2; 3rd place: Randale Robie (Wah) major dec. Boston Evans (Wirt), 14-2; Records: George 21-0, Nesselrotte 25-10, Robie 16-7, Evans 5-13
132 - Championship: Colton Ward (Ind) d. Hagan Root (Wirt), 8-5; 3rd place: Manney Tullius (Bel) p. James Fulciniti (Mad); Records: Ward 35-6, Root 26-4, Tullius 29-4, Fulciniti9-4
138 - Championship: Chris Clark (Ind) major dec. Dalton Michael (East), 13-2; 3rd place: Daniel Law (Bel) d. Dustin Justice (Ind), 5-4 in OT; Records: Clark 21-3, Michael 32-12, Law 6-3, Justice 17-6
145 - Championship: Jake Tracewell (Will) d. Cody Ferguson (Wirt), 7-0; 3rd place: Cam Stewart (East) d. Ethan Wiggers (Bel), 5-4; Records: Tracewell 30-5, Ferguson 25-10, Stewart 2-15, Wiggers 12-8
152 -Championship: Garrett Hypes (Mad) p. Austin Cottrell (Wirt); 3rd place: Hayden Stewart (East) d. Garrett Davis (Mar), 10-5; Records: Hypes 13-3, Cottrell 27-8, Stewart 30-4, Davis 24-10
160 - Championship: Alex Daniels (Ind) major dec. Derek Davis (Bel), 15-5; 3rd place: Matt Hopwood (East) p. Jake Dickson (Mar); Records: Daniels 37-10, Davis 20-9, Hopwood 23-19, Dickson (10-10)
170 - Championship: Kane Roush (Wah) d. Cameron Stanley (Bridge), 6-2; 3rd place: David Hastings (Will) d. Cole Valentine (East), 15-0; Records: Roush 19-1, Stanley 27-1, Hastings 15-5, Valentine 34-10
182 - Championship: Garrett Onderko (East) major dec. Will Cogswell (Mar), 10-2; 3rd place: Akeem Brown (SA) d. Jeremy Pratt (SM), 12-10 in OT; Records: Onderko 41-3, Cogswell 23-8, Brown 4-1, Pratt 16-5
195 - Championship: Jesse Roman (East) p. Jamie Barrett (Bel); 3rd place: Nick Spurr (Mar) d. Philip Serevics (Wah), 5-4; Records: Roman 43-0, Barrett 25-8, Spurr 24-8, Serevics 14-7
220 - Championship: Noah Markley (Bridge) d. Nathan Morgan (Wirt), 7-1; 3rd place: Brady Mitchell (Ind); Records: Markley 30-6, Morgan 4-6, Mitchell 0-1
285 - Championship: Logan Bowman (East) d. Alex Rauch (Will), 1-0; 3rd place: Skylar Snyder (Wirt) won by forfeit over Zach Fleshman (Ind); Records: Bowman 39-5, Rauch 22-6, Snyder 23-12, Fleshman 34-12
Wahama got a championship from Kane Roush (19-1) at 170 as well as two thirds and a fourth, while St. Marys netted a fourth.
Runners-up were Gavin Stalnaker (22-4) of Belpre at 106, Brye Mullenix (22-12) and Bret MacIver (25-12) of Williamsown at 113 and 120 respectively, Hagan Root (26-4) of Wirt at 132 along with Tiger teammates Cody Ferguson (25-10) at 145 and Austin Cottrell (27-8) at 152, Belpre's Derek Davis (20-9) at 160, Marietta's Will Cogswell (23-8) at 182, Jamie Barrett (25-8) of Belpre at 195, Nathan Morgan (4-6) of Wirt at 220 and Alex Rauch (22-6) of Williamstown at 285.