PARKERSBURG -Parkersburg High School is known for putting on a good show when it conducts the Mountain State Athletic Conference Tournament.
On Saturday, the Big Reds once again put on a good show and added to that a dominating performance.
Coach Chris Way's team won the team championship by 40 points over runnerup George Washington, 211 to 171. In doing so, it crowned five champions.
One of those champions, 152-pounder Trapper Hays, was awarded the meet's most outstanding wrestler for his 3-1 overtime victory over Ripley's Jake Martin, a two-time state champion, in the title bout.
That gave PHS a sweep of the individual awards as Way was named the league's Coach of the Year in balloting by his peers.
Although the meet was minus defending MSAC and state champion Huntington, whose wrestlers are under a quarantine, those who came to Memorial Fieldhouse witnessed many great matches, highlighted by the Hays-Martin showdown.
Mountain State Athletic
at Memorial Fieldhouse
Parkersburg 211, George Washington 171, Cabell Midland 11, Ripley 84, Woodrow Wilson 77, St. Albans 75.5, Winfield 74.5, Nitro 63, Spirng Valley 58.5, Capital 44, Hurricane 35, Riverside 34.5, Princeton 20
106: 1 Jared Donahue (Parkersburg) D 8-2; 2 Phillip Sharp (George Washington); 3 Steven Slack (Riverside) F 3:52; 4 Ethan Coller (Cabell Midland)
113: 1 Sam Moore (George Washington) D 7-5; 2 Austin Spears (Parkersburg); 3 Logan Adkins (Cabell Midland) D 7-0; 4 Adam Cavendish (Nitro)
120: 1 Micah Crewdson (St. Albans) F 5:28; 2 David Pancake (George Washington); 3 Leland Swafford (Woodrow Wilson) D 7-1; 4 Joey Butcher (Parkersburg)
126: 1 Lucas Simpkins (Ripley) M 12-4; 2 Adam Whittmore (Cabell Midland); 3 Levi Smith (George Washington) D 6-2 OT; 4 Josh Lilley (Woodrow Wilson)
132: 1 Bryce Humphreys (Winfield) M 17-8; 2 Nick Johnson (Parkersburg); 3 Kendall Obregon (Spirng Valley) F 1:33; 4 Anthony Atkins (St. Albans)
138: 1 Jensen Lorea (George Washington) M 10-0; 2 Tyler Gilger (Woodrow Wilson); 3 Bobby Mitchell (Cabell Midland) F 0:30; 4 Dana Dech (Hurricane)
145: 1 Dylan Richards (Parkersburg) D 6-4 OT; 2 Zach Gwinn (Spirng Valley); 3 Micheal Milam (St. Albans) FOR; 4 Evam Fairchild (Winfield)
152: 1 Trapper Hays (Parkersburg) D 3-1 OT; 2 Jake Martin (Ripley); 3 Terrell Jackson (Nitro) D 4-0; 4 Dylan Lucas (Hurricane)
160: 1 Preston Martin (Ripley) M 11-3; 2 Drew Murphy (Parkersburg); 3 Colten Rollyson (George Washington) M 11-2; 4 Tyler Payne (Winfield)
170: 1 Codie Barrows (Parkersburg) D 10-3; 2 Hunter Jones (George Washington); 3 Tim Blake (Cabell Midland) D 8-5; 4 Kyle Fischer (Spirng Valley)
182: 1 Pat Vance (Capital) D 11-9; 2 Chris Worley (Woodrow Wilson); 3 Chris Camp (Cabell Midland) D 5-0; 4 Shawn Graham (Parkersburg)
195: 1 Max Chefran (Parkersburg) D 5-3; 2 Akeem Brown (St. Albans); 3 William Hanshaw (Riverside) D 4-2; 4 Chris Harris (Capital)
220: 1 Hunter Skeens (Nitro) F 2:52; 2 Noah Julian (Winfield); 3 Jack Skidmore (George Washington) D 4-0; 4 Nick Cunningham (Cabell Midland)
285: 1 Davis Smith (George Washington) D 2-1; 2 Nathan Jefferson (Cabell Midland); 3 James Walton (Capital) D 10-5; 4 Charley Conley (Parkersburg)
Outstanding Wrestler: 152 Trapper Hays, Parkersburg
Coach of the Year: Chris Way, Parkersburg
Joining Hays at the top of the podium were teammates Jared Donahue, who scored an 8-2 decision over Phillip Sharp of George Washington in the 106-pound title match; 145-pounder Dylan Richards, who like Hays needed overtime to secure the title, registering a 6-4 decision over Zach Gwinn of Spring Valley; Codie Barrows, who waltzed through the 170-pound division, including a 10-3 decision over GW's Hunter Jones in the championship match; and Max Chefren, who held off the challenge of St. Albans' Akeem Brown to score a 5-3 verdict in the 195-pound championship final.
PHS also got runner-up performances from Austin Spears at 113, who lost a 7-5 decision to Sam Moore of GW in the title match; Nick Johnson, who was the victim of a major decision in the 132-pound championship match won 17-8 by Winfield's Bryce Humphreys; and Drew Murphy, who lost to Ripley's Preston Martin, 11-3, in the 160-pound final. Martin was one of two champions for the Vikings, who also saw Lucas Simpkins win the 126-pound crown with a 12-4 major decision over Cabell Midland's Adam Whittmore.
The Big Reds will wrestle their final regular season match on Wednesday night when John Marshall invades Memorial Fieldhouse.
The Region 1 meet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22, at John Marshall.