Rockets take openers in wrestling

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wesley McCoy took a win over James Smith due to an injury suffered by the MLK Royals' grappler. Photos by Shanna McCoy

The Forrest wrestling team opened the 2015-2016 season with a sweep over Goodpasture and Martin Luther King Magnet School Thursday night at Chapel Hill.

Goodpasture

Forrest opened up the grappling season versus Goodpasture and it was a forfeit fest as Forrest hammered Goodpasture 64-6.

Harley Sisk (113), Dylan Pendley (120), Kota Hartley (132), Bryton Spitzley (152), Wesley McCoy (160), Austin Geeting (170), William Eddins (182), Billy Clanton (220), Nikolas McGuiggan and Jeffrey Gross (106) all won by forfeit for Forrest. There were double forfeits in the 126 and 220-pound weight classes.

The only matches decided on the mat were split with Forrest's Peyton Sisk (138) winning a 9-1 major decision over James Biggs and Goodpasture's Tristan Heckert (145) pinned Joseph Williams.

MLK

The Rockets took on the MLK Royals in the second match of the tri-meet as two state tournament participants from last season dueled with the Rockets prevailing 58-24.

Justin Leonard (132) pinned Dovin Buford to secure Forrest's first points of the match.

The match started at the 126-pound weight class which was forfeited to MLK before Justin Leonard (132) pinned Dovin Buford to secure Forrest's first points of the match.

Forrest's Dylan Walls (138) took six points by forfeit, but the Royals came back with an Andrew Burton (145) pin over Preston Yeager.

Dillon Duncan won by forfeit at 152 and Wesley McCoy (160) took six more points for the Rockets with a win over James Smith due to an injury suffered by the Royals' grappler.

Staying in front

Clepper Watson (170) won by forfeit to make it 30-12 before MLK picked up a forfeit at 182 and a LaDarius Moore (182) pin over William Eddins.

Chibnzur Okoweha (195) made it a 30-24 match before Rocket junior Billy Clanton (220) righted the ship with a pin over Brendan Shelton and Nathan Trout (285) picked up six points with a forfeit win.

Dylan Pendley (145 pounds) ended the match with 14-5 major decision win over Sevaughn Orr.

Jeffrey Gross (106) won by forfeit before the Rockets took the final two matches as Harley Sisk (133) pinned Alexius Gooch and Dylan Pendley (145) ended the match with 14-5 major decision win over Sevaughn Orr.