SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— Washington defeated Jefferson (53-23) and Hampshire (49-30) in dual wrestling matches during a tri-meet staged at Jefferson High on Wednesday, January 25.
Hampshire outdueled Jefferson, 42-27, in the other dual match.
The Patriots had a significant number of wrestlers win both their matches in the sweep over Jefferson and Hampshire.
R. J. Wilson, Ashby Heath, Dylan Ceravalo, Gunnar Wilt, Jonathan Wimer, Austin Reynolds, Tyler Cross, and Ty Reynolds gave the Patriots eight wrestlers that were able to achieve 2-0 records in the tri-meet.
The highlight of the home meet for the Cougars came when Cody Butts was able to win the 100th match of his career when he pinned Hampshire’s Shannon Ruggles in his 126-pound match against the Trojan. Butts was 1-1 in his two matches during the tri-meet, having lost to Washington’s Austin Reynolds.
In what could have been one of the featured matches of the meet, Jefferson’s reliable Keynan Williams moved up to the 195-pound bracket to face Washington’s Micah Skubon.
Skubon has more than 90 career wins and Williams has won over 80 percent of his matches wrestling at 182-pounds.
When Skubon accidently contacted Williams’ head, the Jefferson wrestler fell unconscious and the match had to be ended. Williams was awarded the win when Skubon was called for unnecessary roughness. Skubon won his match against Hampshire.