Sunday, January 5, 2014

Skyhawks Win Team Title in Mathews...

Kudos to the L.C. Bird Wrestling team for their championship performance Saturday in the Mathews Invitational held on the Northern Neck!

The Skyhawks finished with 157 points, 18 better than the host runner-up. Lafayette (124), York (114.5) and Grafton (103) rounded out the top five.

Individual champions included Jamal Tuppince at 220 pounds, pinning Wreh Bartee of Lafayette in 2:34 for victory, and Tyler Kozlowski at 285, pinning Peninsula Catholic's Brian Scannell in just 49 seconds.

Runner-up performances went to Evan Hester at 106 pounds, falling in the finals to Trey Drummond of Warhill by major decision 10-1, and Nasir Mitchell at 113 pounds. Mitchell was pinned by champion Caleb Johnson of the host school Mathews.

At 113 pounds, Jesse Chambliss defeated Caleb Dawson of York, 3-2 to take the third place award. The Skyhawks next take to the mat Wednesday at Midlothian for a tri-meet with the Trojans and the Manchester Lancers at 6pm.

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