SPENCER – Ravenswood Red Devil junior 170-pounder Patrick Berry (23-13) will wrestle in his first-ever state tournament this week, after qualifying with a fourth-place finish in the Class AA-A Region 4 Tournament last Saturday at Roane County High School. The 2013 West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament opens Thursday evening at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.
As a team Coach Matt Bender's Red Devils finished 10th among 11 competing teams with 41 points scored.
Clay County won the regional championship with 218.5 points, edging Wirt County (215). Williamstown (154) finished third, followed by Calhoun County (136.5), Roane County (135), Wahama (116), Herbert Hoover (109), Sissonville (456), Buffalo (42), Ravenswood (41) and Poca (18).
Jordan Saunders finished fifth at 152 pounds and is the alternate should any of the top four qualifiers be unable to compete at Huntington.
Freshman Caleb Horn (126, 21-17) finished sixth, as did junior Willy Parsons (11-17) at 285 pounds.
Red Devil results Region 4 Tournament:
120-Jameson Cooper lost by fall to John Garnes (Sissonville); lost by fall to Bret MacIver (Williamstown).
126-Kaleb Horn (21-17) won by fall over Austin Moss (Sissonville); lost by fall to Dalton George (Williamstown); won by fall over Tyler Williams (Clay County); lost by fall to Randall Robie (Wahama); lost by fall to Dillon Clarkson (Roane County);
SIXTH PLACE FINISH.
138-Matt Wood lost by fall to Mitchell Schoolcraft (Clay County); won by fall over Cody Sheppard (Buffalo; lost by dec. to Logan Lindsey (Williamstown), 6-2. 145-Damien Caldwell lost by fall to Jake Tracewell (Williamstown); lost by dec. to Nick Lane (Sissonville), 8-4.
152-Jordan Saunders lost by fall to Luke Scott (Roane County); won by fall over Joel Swisher (Williamstown); lost by dec. to David Overbay (Calhoun County), 6-3; won by major dec. over Luke Whittington (Poca), 12-2;
FIFTH PLACE FINISH. 160-Nathan Cunningham lost by fall to Kane Roush (Wahama); lost by dec. to Logan Crain (Sissonville), 11-8.
170-Patrick Berry (23-13) won by fall over Alex Rayburn (Buffalo); lost by fall over David Hastings (Williamstown); won by dec. over Tyler Hammack (Roane County), 3-1; lost by fall to Crandale Neal (Wahama);
FOURTH PLACE STATE QUALIFIER.
285-Willy Parsons (11-17) lost by fall to Alex Rauch (Williamstown); won by fall over Cody Springston (Roane County); lost by fall to Richard Woods (Herbert Hoover); lost by fall to Jacob Moore (Buffalo); SIXTH PLACE FINISH.