• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCMS wrestlers score well at state


The Woodford County Middle School wrestling team sent seven wrestlers to the middle school state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 6, and they came home with some good results. The team, which is coached by Chris Goss, Brent Courtney and Scott Upton, had five wrestlers place at the tournament. Tristan Brooks had Woodford’s best finish. Wrestling in the 121-pound weight division he finished third with a win over Taylor County’s Jackson Grimsley. The team also had two wrestlers place seventh in the tournament. Conner Dutton wrestled in the 75-pound weight class and lost to Union County’s Trayce Eckman to get his seventh-place finish. Reece Goss, who wrestled in the 92-pound weight class, lost to Carr Wrestling Academy’s Dylan Preston to finish seventh in his division. Two other wrestlers placed ninth in the meet. Dylan Bourne wrestled in the 105-pound weight class and finished ninth with a loss to Union County’s Dalton Russleburg. Jonathan Pittman, who wrestled in the 113-pound weight class, lost to Union County’s Mason Wilson to finish seventh in his division. Also wrestling for Woodford, but not placing, were Ashley Courtney, who wrestled in the 86-pound weight class, and Jackson Geilear, who wrestled in the 98-pound weight class.

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