2018-01-17 / Sports

Zimmerman, Davis & Mundey capture Braxton Invitational Titles

Tribe finishes in third place
by Jamie Harris


Junior Brandon Shaw, 132 lb., working a cradle against a Grafton wrestler on Friday at the Braxton County Invitational. Junior Brandon Shaw, 132 lb., working a cradle against a Grafton wrestler on Friday at the Braxton County Invitational. The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Wrestling Team capped off a busy week with an impressive performance on the wrestling mats.

The Indians traveled to Frostburg, Md. for a tri meet with Allegany and Mountain Ridge last Wednesday, January 10. The Indians defeated Allegany 54-28 and Mountain Ridge 34-33.

The Tribe grapplers participated in the Braxton Invitational held at Braxton County High School in Flatwoods on Friday and Saturday, January 12 and 13. The Indians finished in third place in the team standings behind overall champion Greenbrier West and runner-up Braxton County.

The Indians had four wrestlers make the championship finals and saw three of the four walk away with individual championships.

The first Indian wrestler in the finals was junior Brandon Shaw (132 lbs.). Shaw made his run to the finals with an opening round tech fall win over Austin Timmons of Grafton. In the championship quarter finals, Shaw defeated Scott Freeman with a pin. In the championship semifinals Shaw pinned Dan Nutter of Greenbrier West. In the finals Shaw was pinned by Digger Dennison of Braxton County.


Freshman Landen Riggleman, 126 lb., working an arm bar against a Moorefield wrestler at the Invitational. photos by Betsy Hovermale Freshman Landen Riggleman, 126 lb., working an arm bar against a Moorefield wrestler at the Invitational. photos by Betsy Hovermale Sophomore Ethan Zimmerman captured the Indians first title with an impressive run through his bracket. Zimmerman pinned Moorefield’s Kevin Wetzel in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Zimmerman won by a decision over Eli Stump of Calhoun County. In the championship finals, Zimmerman won by a decision over Bailey Aldeman of Richwood.

Senior Zach Davis (145 lbs.) captured the Indians second title by rolling through his bracket. Davis started the tournament off with a pin of Greenbrier West’s Ferrin Moul. In the quarterfinals, Davis pinned Willie Spearen of Fayetteville High. In the championship semifinals, Davis pinned Matt Wright of Moorefield High. In the finals, Davis won by a decision over Trevor Edenfield of Greenbrier West.

Senior Davy Mundey (152 lbs.) captured the Indians third straight title with a run through the 152 lb. weight class. Mundey opened the tournament with a pin over Moorefield’s Vincent Cyrus. In the quarterfinals, Mundey pinned Webster County’s Jordan Dancy. In the semifinals, Mundey pinned Sam Adams from Independence. In the championship finals, Mundey won by a decision over Cameron Crislip of Nicholas County. With his six wins for this week, Mundey pushed his career wins to 207 and is only 10 behind the West Virginia all time mark.

The Indians had several wrestlers place third as Cole Morris (126), Payton Thompson (170) and CJ Ryan (182) all worked hard to wrestle back in the consolation rounds.

Finishing fourth for the Tribe was Logan Zimmerman (113). Freshman Landen Riggleman finished in sixth place at the 126 lb. weight class.

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