The North Clay wrestling team kicked off its season with a win over host Martinsville West on Tuesday evening, 63-53.
The Knights put together a pair of four class winning streaks in the middle and upper weights to sustain the win, earning bonus points in seven of the eight weight classes.
North Clay struggled in the lower weights, falling in five straight classes from 95 to 115 pounds before getting a fall in 1:41 from Brandon Mikesell at 120 pounds against Jared Litton. Chris Payne sustained the streak with a narrow 2-1 decision against Steve Hollitt and then Broc Potter put Matt Callon on his back in an impressive 11 second pin. Conor Strain capped the first run by receiving a forfeit at the 135 pound level.
The Knights lost some points via forfeit at 140, but picked right up where they left off one class later by getting a forfeit at 145 from Kody Brattain.
At 155, Jordan Nelson dropped Jon Swaffore of Martinsville in 2:18, Tommy Holifield got a forfeit at 165 and Brad Powell got a pin in just 21 seconds over Justin Wieble at 180. Beau Judd would get an injury default at 275.
Other winners for the Knights were Caleb Nicosin, via forfeit at 70 pounds and Luke Pingleton (90 lb.) also got a forfeit for the victorious Knights who will now face Edgewood in their home opener this evening at 6 p.m.
North Clay Junior High Wrestling
North Clay 63, Martinsville West 53
70lbs -- Caleb Nicosin received a forfeit
75lbs -- Nick Coltharp lbf (:57) to Alex Dunbar
80lbs -- Austin Bell lbf (1:43) to Derek Fisher
85lbs -- Trent Montague 3-5 loss to Shane Miles
90lbs -- Luke Pingleton received a forfeit
95lbs -- Austin Sciotto lbf (:25) to Derek Bratton
100lbs -- Cole Dickison lbf (:55) to Ben Wiggins
105lbs -- Frank Beasley lbf (:27) to Joe Holt
110lbs -- Eric Hamblem 0-8 loss to Kola Dean
115lbs -- Ezra Brashier lbf (1:22) to Tyler Townsend
120lbs -- Brandon Mikesell wbf (1:41) over Jared Litton
125lbs -- Chris Payne 2-1 win over Steve Hollitt
130lbs -- Broc Potter wbf (:11) over Matt Callon
135lbs -- Conor Strain receives a forfeit
140lbs -- Northview gives up a forfeit
145lbs -- Kody Brattain receives a forfeit
155lbs -- Jordan Nelson wbf (2:18) over Jon Swaffore
165lbs -- Tommy Holifield receives a forfeit
180lbs -- Brad Powell wbf (:21) over Justin Wieble
215lbs -- Brandon Pleake 0-11 loss to Jesse Hamilton
275lbs -- Beau Judd win by injury default from Seth Mackin
Junior Varsity Wrestling
100lbs -- Jeffrey Hyde lbf (:51)
115lbs -- Chris Funk lbf (2:55)
115lbs -- Clayton Neff lbf (:21)
125lbs -- Brody Girton lbf (2:17)
125lbs -- Allen Wallace lbf (:16)
165lbs -- Brady Silvers wbf (1:15)
215lbs -- Keenan McDonald lbf (:49)