Six Area Wrestlers Bring Home State Titles

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

A/AA Wrestlers
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

AAA Wrestlers

Jake Smitheson (160) - Buckhannon-Upshur
Jacob Simpson (132) - University