Wrestling Bucs put through the grinder at Washington Elite Opener

WASHINGTON – In a loaded field featuring some of the top teams from West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland, the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers finished 10th at the Washington Elite Opener this past Saturday.

The Bucs finished the tournament with 146 points.

Wheeling Park won the event with 424 points, while Mount St. Joseph (Md.) was second with a 334 points.

“This tournament was a meat grinder,” remarked B-U head coach Jacob Orr. “It featured a lot of tough, tough competition. It was a great way to gauge where we are and where we need to get to. Some of us took some lumps this weekend, but that’s okay — that is kind of what I expected. However, we don’t dwell on a loss. We learn from it and move forward.”

Nathan Cornett had a solid showing for the Bucs as he placed fourth with a 4-1 record.

“The standout wrestler of the weekend was Nathan Cornett,” noted Orr. “He put together a string of a couple of really nice matches. It was fun watching him on the mat this weekend. He wrestled pretty open and free, and good things happened for him. it was fun watching him get after it.”

The Bucs will be back on the mat Wednesday in a road dual with Morgantown.

The results:

Team Standings

1. Wheeling Park 424.0
2. Mount St. Joseph 334.0
3. Skyline 277.0
4. Spring Mills 275.0
5. Washington 244.0
6. Riverbend 241.0
7. Brooke Point 234.0
8. Fauquier 193.0
9. Hayfield 183.0
10. Buckhannon Upshur 146.0
11. Huntington 109.0
12. Battlefield 105.0

Washington Elite Opener Results for Buckhannon-Upshur
106 – Nathaniel Tyson (2-2) placed 7th
Round 1 – Matthew Dolan (Spring Mills) 21-0 won by fall over Nathaniel Tyson (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-2 (Fall 1:02)
Round 2 – William Hudson (Mount St. Joseph) 3-1 won by fall over Nathaniel Tyson (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-2 (Fall 5:55)
Round 3 – Nathaniel Tyson (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 4 – Nathaniel Tyson (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-2 won by fall over Braden Greene (Battlefield) 1-4 (Fall 2:22)
Round 6 – Nathaniel Tyson (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-2 won by fall over Robert Coffman (Wheeling Park) 2-3 (Fall 2:41)

113 – Ian Cornett (0-5) placed 10th
Round 1 – Ryan Saunders (Battlefield) 1-4 won in sudden victory – 1 over Ian Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-5 (SV-1 8-6)
Round 2 – Carter Lucas (Wheeling Park) 3-2 won by fall over Ian Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-5 (Fall 0:46)
Round 4 – Jeff Hood (Huntington) 2-3 won by fall over Ian Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-5 (Fall 0:49)
Round 5 – Jacob Perry (Spring Mills) 14-4 won by tech fall over Ian Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-5 (TF-1.5 2:39 (19-3))
9th Place Match – Steven Salazar (Hayfield) 1-4 won by tech fall over Ian Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-5 (TF-1.5 2:15 (17-2))

120 – Liam Garcia (2-3) placed 6th
Round 1 – Liam Garcia (Buckhannon Upshur) 19-15 won by major decision over Nate Volk (Huntington) 2-3 (MD 14-1)
Round 2 – Liam Garcia (Buckhannon Upshur) 19-15 won by fall over Benjamin Spudic (Battlefield) 1-4 (Fall 2:11)
Round 3 – Ethan Asher (Skyline) 28-2 won by major decision over Liam Garcia (Buckhannon Upshur) 19-15 (MD 13-0)
Round 4 – Landon Herndon (Spring Mills) 4-1 won by fall over Liam Garcia (Buckhannon Upshur) 19-15 (Fall 1:43)
Round 5 – Parker Trahan (Brooke Point) 3-2 won by decision over Liam Garcia (Buckhannon Upshur) 19-15 (Dec 3-2)

126 – Aidan Wilson (3-2) placed 7th
Round 1 – Jack Lowe (Wheeling Park) 4-1 won by major decision over Aidan Wilson (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-5 (MD 17-8)
Round 2 – Aidan Wilson (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-5 won by fall over Grant Tran (Hayfield) 1-3 (Fall 5:18)
Round 3 – Austin Pollard (Brooke Point) 5-0 won by fall over Aidan Wilson (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-5 (Fall 0:48)
Round 4 – Aidan Wilson (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-5 won by fall over Santiago Morales (Riverbend) 1-5 (Fall 0:57)
Round 5 – Aidan Wilson (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-5 won by fall over Owen Exner (Battlefield) 1-3 (Fall 1:04)

132 — Daniel Hedrick (1-4) placed 11th
Round 1 – Nate Shelek (Wheeling Park) 21-3 won by fall over Daniel Hedrick (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 0:23)
Round 2 – Zander Shiley (Washington) 9-6 won by fall over Daniel Hedrick (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 2:30)
Round 3 – James St.Clair (Huntington) 2-3 won by fall over Daniel Hedrick (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 2:00)
Round 4 – Daniel Hedrick (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 won by fall over Paige Jackson (Spring Mills) 1-5 (Fall 3:05)
Round 5 – Jackson Miller (Fauquier) 2-3 won by fall over Daniel Hedrick (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 1:28)

138 — Brodee Kennedy (2-3) placed 8th
Round 1 – Brendan Rasmussen (Riverbend) 2-3 won by major decision over Brodee Kennedy (Buckhannon Upshur) 3-8 (MD 17-6)
Round 2 – Hunter Salomon (Skyline) 32-2 won by fall over Brodee Kennedy (Buckhannon Upshur) 3-8 (Fall 1:15)
Round 3 – Brodee Kennedy (Buckhannon Upshur) 3-8 won by decision over Chance Funari (Wheeling Park) 2-3 (Dec 8-7)
Round 4 – Brodee Kennedy (Buckhannon Upshur) 3-8 won by forfeit over Cameron Cannaday (Mount St. Joseph) 1-4 (For.)
Round 6 – Zachary Meisenzahl (Washington) 3-2 won by fall over Brodee Kennedy (Buckhannon Upshur) 3-8 (Fall 4:53)

145 – Nathan Cornett (4-1) placed 4th
Round 1 – Nathan Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-10 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jackson Skiff (Battlefield) 1-3 (SV-1 4-2)
Round 2 – Nathan Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-10 won by fall over Caleb Kershisnik (Washington) 3-2 (Fall 4:54)
Round 3 – Cody Taggart (Wheeling Park) 82-36 won by decision over Nathan Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-10 (Dec 3-2)
Round 5 – Nathan Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-10 won by major decision over Christopher Johnson-Hunte (Hayfield) 12-6 (MD 11-3)
Round 6 – Nathan Cornett (Buckhannon Upshur) 23-10 won by fall over Wyatt Bosley (Skyline) 20-12 (Fall 3:43)

152 – Tucker Hurst (2-3) placed 6th
Round 1 – Nicolas Barnabae (Mount St. Joseph) 3-2 won by fall over Tucker Hurst (Buckhannon Upshur) 16-6 (Fall 1:16)
Round 2 – Tucker Hurst (Buckhannon Upshur) 16-6 won by fall over Charlie Thomas (Washington) 6-10 (Fall 1:52)
Round 3 – Tucker Hurst (Buckhannon Upshur) 16-6 won by fall over Peyton Carter (Skyline) 13-17 (Fall 3:17)
Round 4 – Cooper Lockhart (Battlefield) 2-2 won by fall over Tucker Hurst (Buckhannon Upshur) 16-6 (Fall 5:06)
Round 6 – Quinton Velas (Wheeling Park) 49-24 won by decision over Tucker Hurst (Buckhannon Upshur) 16-6 (Dec 10-7)

160 Trevur Randolph (2-3) placed 6th.
Round 1 – Kade Bradbury (Washington) 20-1 won by fall over Trevur Randolph (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-3 (Fall 1:01)
Round 2 – Trevur Randolph (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-3 won by fall over Elijah Domino (Skyline) 7-5 (Fall 2:58)
Round 3 – Trevur Randolph (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-3 won by fall over Ryan Gioffre (Battlefield) 1-4 (Fall 3:34)
Round 4 – Reece Kuhns (Fauquier) 54-23 won by fall over Trevur Randolph (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-3 (Fall 2:00)
Round 5 – Logan Eastman (Riverbend) 3-3 won by major decision over Trevur Randolph (Buckhannon Upshur) 2-3 (MD 14-2)

160 — Luke Bohnsack (2-3) placed 10th
Round 1 – Zac Lydick (Wheeling Park) 3-2 won by fall over Luke Bohnsack (Buckhannon Upshur) 22-13 (Fall 1:28)
Round 2 – Jameson Maynard (Wheeling Park) 3-2 won by fall over Luke Bohnsack (Buckhannon Upshur) 22-13 (Fall 2:37)
Round 3 – Logan Eastman (Riverbend) 3-3 won by decision over Luke Bohnsack (Buckhannon Upshur) 22-13 (Dec 10-3)
Round 5 – Luke Bohnsack (Buckhannon Upshur) 22-13 won by decision over Ryan Gioffre (Battlefield) 1-4 (Dec 9-4)
Round 6 – Luke Bohnsack (Buckhannon Upshur) 22-13 won by fall over Hussein Alshalah (Brooke Point) 0-5 (Fall 2:53)

170 — Trevor Miller-Waycastor (1-4) placed 9th
Round 1 – Alex Sotelo (Skyline) 19-12 won by fall over Trevor Miller-Waycastor (Buckhannon Upshur) 5-22 (Fall 3:13)
Round 2 – Lennon Soaper (Riverbend) 5-1 won by fall over Trevor Miller-Waycastor (Buckhannon Upshur) 5-22 (Fall 0:25)
Round 3 – Trevor Miller-Waycastor (Buckhannon Upshur) 5-22 won in tie breaker – 1 over Max Specht (Huntington) 1-4 (TB-1 2-1)
Round 5 – Nathan Grahm (Spring Mills) 2-3 won by fall over Trevor Miller-Waycastor (Buckhannon Upshur) 5-22 (Fall 0:39)
Round 6 – Eric Powell (Hayfield) 3-2 won by fall over Trevor Miller-Waycastor (Buckhannon Upshur) 5-22 (Fall 0:40)

182 – Oscar Blonn (1-4) placed 8th
Round 1 – Quran Misner (Huntington) 3-2 won by fall over Oscar Blonn (Buckhannon Upshur) 7-12 (Fall 1:04)
Round 3 – Oscar Blonn (Buckhannon Upshur) 7-12 won by fall over John Klos (Battlefield) 1-4 (Fall 0:24)
Round 4 – Remus Montalvo (Brooke Point) 4-1 won by fall over Oscar Blonn (Buckhannon Upshur) 7-12 (Fall 2:34)
Round 5 – Bryce Phillips (Mount St. Joseph) 5-0 won by fall over Oscar Blonn (Buckhannon Upshur) 7-12 (Fall 3:34)
7th Place Match – Chase Crutchley (Washington) 13-10 won by fall over Oscar Blonn (Buckhannon Upshur) 7-12 (Fall 2:39)

195 – Caden Barger (0-4) placed 11th
Round 1 – Cameron Bryan (Wheeling Park) 1-4 won by fall over Caden Barger (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-4 (Fall 0:40)
Round 2 – Jack Barbari (Riverbend) 2-3 won by fall over Caden Barger (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-4 (Fall 1:17)
Round 3 – Dustin Gue (Skyline) 29-6 won by fall over Caden Barger (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-4 (Fall 0:24)
Round 4 – Caden Barger (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Round 5 – Seamus Gutierrez (Brooke Point) 1-3 won by fall over Caden Barger (Buckhannon Upshur) 0-4 (Fall 0:47)

220 – Jeremiah Thompson (1-4) placed 7th
Round 1 – Quintarius Floyd (Brooke Point) 4-1 won by fall over Jeremiah Thompson (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 0:56)
Round 2 – Benny Donivan (Spring Mills) 11-9 won by fall over Jeremiah Thompson (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 0:54)
Round 3 – Jeffrey Cheeseman (Riverbend) 4-2 won by fall over Jeremiah Thompson (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Fall 5:38)
Consolation Bracket – Eduardo Vargas (Brooke Point) 2-3 won by decision over Jeremiah Thompson (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 (Dec 4-1)
7th Place Match – Jeremiah Thompson (Buckhannon Upshur) 1-4 won by forfeit over Nathan Haskins (Skyline) 24-9 (For.)

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