Eleven local wrestlers made it to the the championship bouts at the state wrestling championships in Huntington on Saturday evening.
East Fairmont’s Blake Boyers defeated Point Pleasant’s Christopher Smith 1-0 to land atop the podium. Boyers’ teammate Lane Flint was the 132 pound winner securing a 5-2 win over Sean Dawson of Independence. Bridgeport’s Austin Gibson was the 160 pound champion, defeating Roane County’s Jake Whiting 6-5. At 170, Braxton County’s Jordan Williams blanked Moorefield’s Isaac Van Meter 4-0. Here’s Williams on the win. East Fairmont’s Nate Kotsko was the 182 pound state champion winning 11-7 over Keyser’s Tristan Fox. And Fairmont Senior’s Zach Frazier became a three time state champion today pinning Braxton County’s Quin Meador. Frazier also took home Double A's most outstanding wrestler.
Our area state runner-ups were East Fairmont’s Geno Casuccio at 106, Braxton County’s Quin Meador at 285 and Gavin Triplett at 162 in A-AA and in Triple A, Buckhannon Upshur’s Jake Smithson finished as the state runner up at 160 and University’s Jacob Simpson was the state runner up at 132. As a team, East Fairmont finished in third with 114 points.
Below is the list of state finalists
Blake Boyers (113) - East Fairmont
Geno Casuccio (106) - East Fairmont
Lane Flint (132) - East Fairmont
Nate Kotsko (182) - East Fairmont
Gavin Triplett (152) - Braxton County
Jordan Williams (170) - Braxton County
Quin Meador (285) - Braxton County
Zach Frazier (285) - Fairmont Senior
Austin Gibson (160) - Bridgeport
Jake Smitheson (160) - Buckhannon-Upshur
Jacob Simpson (132) - University