Clarke County Sports
SALEM, VA-(2/16/13) The Clarke County Eagle wrestling team brought home 2 state championships to Berryville.
|The Clarke County Eagles placed 7th at VHSL Wrestling tournament at Salem Civic Center |
photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy / Clarke County Sports 2013
Ben Wallace captured the VHSL A 170 pound championship before a standing room only crowd at the Salem Civic Center. Wallace scored a 9-4 decision over Logan Dean of John I. Burton.
"You couldn't ask for anything better." Wallace said, "We could of brought a couple more kids down but we have a young team and there is always next year."
Ryan Huff grabbed the VHSL A 285 pound championship pinning Danny Cook of Castlewood at 2:33. Huff had 3 pins in 4 matches at the tournament.
"My coach told me to just be real aggressive with him and thats my style." Huff said, "I was on my back twice and thought I was going to have to fight him off. He didn't get his hip set and I just rolled him."
The Eagles grabbed seventh place with only three wrestlers competing in Salem. Senior Brandon Hutchison placed fifth in the 132 pound group to help the Eagles gain 67.5 points.
"To come down here and do that with only three guys is amazing." Eagles coach Jon VanSice said, "You look at all the guys around us, all these other teams are bringing six, seven, eight, nine guys and were right there with them."
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