Grafton High School wrestlers finish sixth at States

Way to go, Bearcats!

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.

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