SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Jefferson Invitational wrestling tournament had six teams this year and was held on Saturday only instead of the two days it took to complete in its storied past.
The host Cougars defeated the Woodgrove “B” team, the Handley “B” team, Berkeley Springs, Hampshire, and Hedgesville to go 5-0 in the event.
Jefferson’s 5-0 record included a 41-36 win over runner-up Hedgesville, which had a 4-1 team record. Hampshire was 3-2, the Woodgrove “B” team was 2-3, the Handley “B” team was 1-4 and Berkeley Springs finished without a win at 0-5.
Shane Moore went 5-0 at 160 pounds for the Cougars. Chris Yenchko, Dante’ McCarroll, and Sam Kosanovich also completed perfect 5-0 tournaments. Lane Harder was 4-0 while competing in unbeaten style.
McCarroll registered four pins. Yenchko had three pins and won once by technical fall. Moore won twice by pin falls and Kosanovich had one pin and won once by technical fall.
Both Levi Spickler and A.J. Pierson had 4-1 records while John Bryant finished with a 3-2 mark. Pierson’s wins came on four pin falls.
The Cougars take a giant step up in competition this weekend at the two-day Winner’s Choice tournament in Fairmont.