Watauga goes 3-2 in Alleghany Duals
by Staff Reports
ALLEGHANY -- Watauga wrestling team was missing two wrestlers because of illness, but still managed to finish with a 3-2 record in the Alleghany Duals tournament held Saturday at Alleghany High School.
The Pioneers beat Alleghany 46-30, Grayson, Va. 66-18 and Mount Airy 39-35. Watauga came within a point of beating Bandys, but fell 42-41. The difference was when Watauga was deducted a team point for an improper equipment violation.
St. Stephens handled Watauga 59-17 in a preview of the two team's Northwestern Conference showdown in Boone on Jan. 24.
All of the Pioneers won at least two matches. Demetre Kostis improved his record to 22-0 by winning all five of his matches at 132 pounds.
Heavyweight Jeremiah Wooldridge also went 5-0 for the Pioneers on Saturday.
Zach Tomer went 4-1 at 145 pounds. Five Pioneers -- Alex Wetmore (106 pounds), Hunter Templeton (113), Gabe Irwin (160), Jackson Carr (182) and Jacob Ritz (220) all went 3-2 in the event.
Cameron Martin (126), Jake Irwin (2-3) and Elijah Presnell (195) went 2-3).
Watauga wrestles again Saturday in the Red Devil Duals at Newton-Conover High School. They'll also wrestle in the Tiger Classic at Chapel Hill High School on Dec. 27-28.
The Pioneers, after wrestling the entire month of December on the road, returns home for a trimatch with Avery and Ashe on Jan. 2.
Watauga team results:
Watauga 46, Alleghany 30
Watauga 66, Grayson County, Va. 18
Watauga 39, Mount Airy 35
St Stephens 59, Watauga 17
Bandys 42, Watauga 41
Individual Watauga results
106- Alex Wetmore 3-2
113- Hunter Templeton 3-2
126- Cameron Martin 2-3
132- Demetre Kostis 5-0
138- Kayne Green 2-3
145- Zach Tomer 4-1
160- Gabe Irwin 3-2
170- Jake Irwin 2-3
182- Jackson Carr 3-2
195- Elijah Presnell 2-3
220- Jacob Rutz 3-2
HWT.- Jerimiah Wooldridge 5-0