Huntington, WV (WOAY) – The 2017 state wrestling tournament started Thursday in Huntington, but not before a suspension of the 145-, 152-, and 170-pound weight classes in Class AAA due to a herpes infection from Region 4. It was announced late Friday evening that competitions for those classes will occur March 13-14 at the Fairmont Armory. The remaining classes went ahead with competition as scheduled, with Independence having clinched a fourth straight team title with two sessions still to come Saturday. Greenbrier West is second among Class A teams in the standings, trailing Wirt County by seven points.
Many area wrestlers will be competing in championship or consolation rounds on Saturday.
CLASS AA/A CHAMPIONSHIP
Liam Lusher (Independence, 113), Hunter Taylor (Independence, 132), Connor Gibson (Independence, 145), Haegan Harvey (Independence, 152), Chase Patterson (Greenbrier West, 152), Nathan Warden (Independence, 160), Jacob Hart (Independence, 182), Noah Adams (Independence, 220)
CLASS AA/A CONSOLATION
Ashby West (Oak Hill, 106), Sean Dawson (Independence, 120), Tanner Harris (Independence, 126), Gamon Trigg (Bluefield, 138), Nathan McClaugherty (Independence, 138), Bailey Alderman (Richwood, 145), Adam Daniels (Independence, 170), Eric Workman (Liberty, 170), Trey Gunnoe (Independence, 195), Christian Lively (Oak Hill, 220), Trey White (PikeView, 285)
CLASS AAA CONSOLATION
Logan Evans (Greenbrier East, 138), Austin Henderson (Woodrow Wilson, 195), Tyree Swafford (Woodrow Wilson, 285)