Golden Bears have strong day at state tournament – The Review

Mar 4, 2022
Oak Glen’s Logan Davis competes during a AA/A state tournament match on Thursday. (Photo by Kim North)
From Staff Reports
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Oak Glen got off to a good start at the West Virginia Class AA/A state wrestling tournament Thursday night.
The Golden Bears won four of their first five matches by pin before dropping their final three at the Huntington Civic Center.
Sophomore Logan Davis, freshman Hayden Lamb, senior Clayton Lamb and and junior Braxton Dlugopolski won their opening matches with pins to advance to today’s quarterfinals.
Freshman C.J. Duty, sophomore Michael Heath, freshman Greg Sauers and junior Joey Barganski lost their opening matches and will be in the consolation round today.
Davis, top-ranked at 106 pounds, improved to 39-0 on the season by pinning East Fairmont freshman Xaden Willett in 1:43. Hewill take on East Hardy sophomore Milton Funkouser today.
Third-ranked Hayden Lamb improved to 32-6 by pinning Nicolas County freshman Noah Hines in 0:43 in 113-pound action. He will face Point Pleasant sophomore Nathan Wood.
Clayton Lamb, 10-2 at 120 pounds, has battled his way back from a should injury and pinned Roane County sophomore Tyson Pena in 1:48. He will meet Herbert Hoover senior Dylan Corbin.
Dlugopolski, 35-9 at 152 pounds, also pinned Greenbrier West sophomore Darren Vaughn in 0:23. He next has Point Pleasant freshman Josh Woyan.
At 126 pounds, Duty (26-18) lost to Point Pleasant freshman Gunner Andrick in 1:52. He will wrestle Braxton County junior Anthony Currence in consolation round.
At 170 pounds, Heath (16-23) lost an 8-6 decision to Point Pleasant senior Ethan Marcum. He will face Braxton County senior Bryson Spell in the consolation round.
“There were no upsets. We wrestled pretty much as expected,” Oak Glen head coach Patrick McGillian said. “The kids that lost today are set up pretty well to have a chance to get on the podium.”
At 182 pounds, Sauers (28-14) was pinned by Greenbrier West sophomore Cole Vandall in 5:39. He will meet Williamstown junior Brayden Buckley in the consolation round.
At 195 pounds, Barganski (13-9) was pinned by Elkins senior Nick Barrickman in 5:40. He takes on Greenbrier West freshman Reece Baldwin in the consolation round.
Action resumes at 11:30 a.m. today and continues with another session at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the consolation matches will resume at 10:30 a.m. The championship finals will be held in the final session at 6 p.m.
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