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Amos tames Ironman again
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Parkersburg South’s wrestling program finished 10th overall as a team and Wisconsin-bound senior Braxton Amos won his third career individual Ironman championship here Saturday.
Amos scored a 7-1 decision in the 220-pound finals versus Ethan Hatcher of Brecksville.
“Beating Hatcher was good for me to kind of prove that I am the guy to beat at 220,” Amos admitted. “I thought the team did awesome. It was good for our young guys to get an idea of what national level guys are like that way when we get back to West Virginia (against) the instate guys they can see that even if they’re beating instate kids that they still have guys to work to beat.
“Having three guys place was huge for us, especially when you have Gavin returning next year with a group of young guys with a ton of potential. I was also happy to see Gabe Hendershot (285) get two wins this weekend. With it only being his second year for wrestling it was great for him to come and fight with a lot of good wrestlers. I think as our team gets more experience against good competition that we’ll be hard to stop come February.”
The Patriots of head coach Shawn Smith also had a pair of sixth-place finishes from 145-pounder Gavin Quiocho and 152-pounder Brayden Roberts.
John Martin Best was fifth in the 160-pound weight class to help Parkersburg High to a 56th place team finish.