HUNTINGTON—The Grafton High School wrestling team headed to Huntington last Thursday, to compete in the A/AA WV wrestling championships.
Even though the Bearcats only had six wrestlers in the tournament they were still able to come home with a sixth place team finish.
The Bearcats had one fifth place finisher, two fourth place finishers and a WV state champion.
The WV state champion was Noah Hodges in the 106 pound class.
Hodges had a perfect 4 and 0 record during the tournament and finished the year with a perfect 59 and 0 overall record.
At 113, Keith Hodges stood on the podium as a fourth place finisher.
Skaggs finished the year with a 57 and 3 overall record while going 3 and 2 during the tournament.
Dillon Williams finished fourth in the state at 145 with a 4 and 2 record. Dillon had a season record of 49 and 13.
Garrett Ware had a solid tournament as he went 4 and 2 and finished fifth in the state. This season Ware posted a 44 and 5 record.
David Williams, finished the tournament with a 2 and 2 record at 126, while Clinton Mayle finished 0 and 2 in the 170 pound class.
“We had a great tournament and wrestled tough all weekend,” said head coach Keith Zebley.
“I knew going into the weekend we would have a chance to break the top ten, but getting 6th was amazing. I am really proud of my guys, they really showed off what hard work and dedication does for you. I believe this is one of the second best finishes that Grafton has ever had,” he added.