GRAFTON—After a tough, shortened season, the Grafton High School (GHS) wrestling season has come to an end.
Earlier in the month, the team competed in regionals in Braxton County, advancing two wrestlers, senior Noah Allman and sophomore Jeremiah Mitchell, to the West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament.
Allman took third-place, and Mitchell took fourth, while teammates Seth Horne and Aaron Barker fell a little short of advancing, placing in fifth.
The state tournament was held in Huntington on April 21 and 22, and saw both Bearcats go 1-2 on the day, knocking them out of the competition and ending their season.
Allman wrestled in the 120 class, while Mitchell competed in the 160 division.
“They had a good run and wrestled tough. We were all were disappointed on how we finished, just missing our goals, but now we have to look to the future, and Jeremiah will be able to build on this experience for next season, and Noah next year at the next level at Bluefield state,” expressed head coach Keith Zebley.
He went on to note that despite having a crazy and short season, all of the Bearcat wrestlers showed great improved and wrestled with great strength all season long.
“Coach Auvil and I were very proud of them on how they handled themselves through this season. I would like to thank all the GHS Wrestling supporters and hope we have a normal season next year,” Zebley shared.