RC Wrestlers Trounce District Rivals In Final Home Meet

By: 
Jonathan Schwab

Wednesday, Jan. 10 – The Rockbridge County High School wrestling team cruised to victories over Valley District rivals Spotswood and Waynesboro in the Wildcats’ final home competition of the season on Wednesday in Lexington.

In the dual against Spotswood, the Wildcats won 61-15, and they finished the night by taking down Waynesboro 60-16. Before the Wildcats wrestled, Spotswood defeated Waynesboro 48-21.

Prior to the start of the meet, the Wildcats honored their six seniors: Sean Carrington, Smith Hinty, Anderson Huger, Tommy Kostelni, Ben Maxwell and Kage Tomlin.

All six seniors picked up wins. Carrington pinned both opponents at 138-pounds, as did Huger (182). Kostelni (220) defeated Waynesboro’s Michael Smith in a 10-4 decision. Tomlin (170) won one bout by pin and the other by decision, and Hinty (152) pinned Spotswood’s Matt Padgett in 3:54 and won his other bout by forfeit. Maxwell (113) won both contests by forfeit.

Other Wildcats going undefeated were Dacomha Dandridge (120), with a win by pin and one by forfeit; Jacob Stearns (126), both forfeits; Kaden Wagner (132), winning by pin and by forfeit; Seth Youngblood (145), by pin and forfeit.

Justin Clark (106) pinned his Waynesboro opponent, and John Ryan Sedovy (160) defeated Spotswood’s Zach Harman 9-6 before losing to Waynesboro’s Kerry Showalter, one of the top wrestlers in the region, in a 10-0 decision. Anthony Marando (195) defeated Spotswood’s Jeremiah Van Huss in a 14-3 decision, and Wendell Tyson (285/heavyweight) picked up a win by forfeit.

The Wildcats will travel to Virginia High School in Bristol for the Ed Cressel Classic on Friday and Saturday.

For the full story on this week’s action, with photos from the home meet, please see our Jan. 17 newspaper.

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