2018-01-31 / Sports

Indians wrestling captures Viking Smash Team Championship

Davis picks up career win 181 and Mundey ties Bennett’s career record
by Jamie Harris


Berkeley Springs High School Wresting Team Viking Smash Champions - front row, left to right: CJ Ryan, Brandon Shaw, Davy Mundey, Zach Davis, Ethan Zimmerman and Cole Morris. Second row: Coach Lucas Andrews, Landon Riggleman, Vaughn Shaw, Lee Nicholson, Logan Zimmerman and Tanner Clark. Third row: Head Coach Dave Mundey, Payton Thompson, Tanner Voyles and Assistant Coach Derek Hovermale. photo by Elizabeth Mundey Berkeley Springs High School Wresting Team Viking Smash Champions - front row, left to right: CJ Ryan, Brandon Shaw, Davy Mundey, Zach Davis, Ethan Zimmerman and Cole Morris. Second row: Coach Lucas Andrews, Landon Riggleman, Vaughn Shaw, Lee Nicholson, Logan Zimmerman and Tanner Clark. Third row: Head Coach Dave Mundey, Payton Thompson, Tanner Voyles and Assistant Coach Derek Hovermale. photo by Elizabeth Mundey The Berkeley Springs Indians Wrestling Team ventured to Grant County in search of a Viking Smash team championship last weekend, January 26 and 27. With over 12 teams participating the odds of winning a team title would come down to tough wrestling from the Tribe.

The Indians opened the Viking Smash on Friday by taking on the host school Petersburg. The Tribe was able to score a 42-30 win over the Vikings.

In match two the Indians dispatched the Frankfort Falcons, 66-3.

In match three the Indians dispatched Class AAA Hampshire, 54-24.


Sophomore Cole Morris working on a cradle against a Petersburg wrestler at the Viking Smash on Friday. Sophomore Cole Morris working on a cradle against a Petersburg wrestler at the Viking Smash on Friday. Match four looked to be a test for the Tribe as they took on rival Keyser. It has been many years since the Indian wrestling team has won over the Golden Tornado. That streak can be scratched now as the Indians powered by the Golden Tornado 39-30.

The Indians concluded Friday with a perfect 5-0 record after they rolled by Robert C. Byrd, 66-6.

The Indians picked right back up on Saturday where they left off on Friday by beating Moorefield (66-12), Grafton (54-30), Fairmont Senior (45-36), Team X (72- 12) and East Hardy (72-12).

With a perfect 10-0 mark the Indians were able to capture the Viking Smash Championship.

Earning individual championships for Berkeley Springs for their perfect 10-0 records were junior Brandon Shaw (132) and seniors Zach Davis (145) and Davy Mundey (152).


Sophomore Lee Nicholson working on a headlock against a Keyser wrestler at the Viking Smash. Sophomore Lee Nicholson working on a headlock against a Keyser wrestler at the Viking Smash. Davis was able to pick up career win 181 for his four year career for the Tribe.

Mundey with his 10 wins tied the West Virginia high school and Berkeley Springs High School all time wins mark of 217 that is held by three time state champion Tory Bennett. Mundey will have a chance to set the wins record this coming Thursday, February 1 when the Indians host Smithsburg and St. James.

Earning second place for the Indians were Cole Morris (126) and Payton Thompson (170). Placing third were Ethan Zimmerman (138), Vaughn Shaw (160), CJ Ryan (182) and Tanner Clark (220).

Next up for the Indians will be their final home meet of the season and senior night this Thursday, February 1 starting at 6 p.m. The Tribe will wrestle Smithsburg, Md. and St. James, Md.



Freshman Peyton Thompson pinning a Fairmont Senior wrestler at the Viking Smash on Saturday. photos by Betsy Hovermale Freshman Peyton Thompson pinning a Fairmont Senior wrestler at the Viking Smash on Saturday. photos by Betsy Hovermale

Sophomore Vaughn Shaw scoring back points against a Keyser Wrestler at the Viking Smash. Sophomore Vaughn Shaw scoring back points against a Keyser Wrestler at the Viking Smash.

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