PARKERSBURG - Matt Dixon's two first period mat slappers sealed Parkersburg South's pair of home wrestling victories here Tuesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center against Buckhannon-Upshur (48-20) and Ripley (61-15).
In an early season showdown of top-10 ranked Class AAA programs, No. 6 B-U scored a 46-36 triumph versus third-ranked Ripley before No. 8 PSHS waltzed to its two triumphs.
Dixon, the Patriots' senior 182-pounder who reached career win No. 100 last weekend at the Ironman, stuck Ripley's Anthony Jarvis with six ticks left in the opening period to seal the final dual win of the evening. Parkersburg South actually registered eight other pins against the Vikings thanks to Colten Nangle (120), Ryan Taylor (132), Hunter DeLong (145), Damon Gandee (160), Sam Atkinson (170), Tyler Newhart (195), Logan Dilliner (220) and heavyweight Thomas Hall (285).
Photo by Jeff Baughan
Parkersburg South's T.J. Lambiotte controls Buckhannon Usphur's Dakota Linger in their 138-pound match Tuesday at Parkersburg South. Linger scored a hotly contested 9-8 individual win but South scored a 48-20 team victory. Additional photos of this event can be found at CU.newsandsentinel.com.
Parkersburg South had two other victories against the Vikings. One came from 138-pounder T.J. Lambiotte, who brushed off an earlier tough 9-8 setback to B-U's Dakota Linger, by posting a 13-2 major decision versus Viking Chase Morgan. Hunter Cline started the dual at 106 with a 9-2 triumph against Josh Sinclair.
Versus the Patriots, Ripley received a forfeit win by 113-pounder Andrejs Daniluks, a first period pin from 152-pounder Jake Martin as well as a 6-2 decision by Lucas Simpkins against Austin Harris at 126.
When Dixon registered a pin against B-U's Cody Helm in 40 seconds, it gave the hosts an insurmountable 33-20 cushion because Dilliner had a forfeit win at 220. The Patriots had a pair of exciting wins against the Buccaneers.
Nangle used a reverse 51 seconds into the middle period to register the only points of the match against Joey Shreeves.
Hall ended the evening and secured the 28-point margin of victory when he won 3-2 via a rideout against Daniel Nolte.
Aside from Linger, Buckhannon-Upshur also received two wins apiece from Brandon Tenney (113), Tyler Demastes (132), Matt Fair (145) and 170-pounder Seth Cutright.
Simpkins won his other match via pin in 63 seconds versus B-U's Frankie Canter while Martin needed just 39 seconds to stick Jack Garcia.
They were the only two Vikings to win both matches.
Parkersburg South, which was supposed to have had a quadrangular but Cabell Midland didn't participate, will return to action on Dec. 27-28 at the Wheeling Park duals.