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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • UPDATE III: State Wrestling Tournament

  • Red Devil Patrick Berry won his first-ever state tournament match in a wild one; and two more Ripley Vikings advanced into the championship semifinals set for tonight (Friday) at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.
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  • Red Devil Patrick Berry won his first-ever state tournament match in a wild one; and two more Ripley Vikings (now six total) advanced into the championship semifinals set for tonight (Friday) at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Lone Ravenswood Red Devil qualifier, Patrick Berry won his first state tournament match in a wild one Friday afternoon, outlasting Braxton Lewis of Frankfort, 15-12, in consolation. Berry (24-14) faced Tyler Rohrbaugh (32-15) in the second round of consolation at 170 pounds in AA-A at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. • In AAA at 182 pounds, Ripley's Martin Kuhl (13-18) closed out his state tournament run with a consolation loss via pin to Carter Capehart of Huntington in 2:15. • At 195, Greg Medina (28-7) became the fifth Viking into the championship semifinal set for Friday night with a 6-1 decision over Joey Fernandez of Martinsburg. Medina will take on Terrance Fanning (42-3) of Preston for a spot in Saturday's championship final. • At 220, Freddie Roush (7-4) lost via fall in 2:29 to Tyler Riddle of Parkersburg in the championship quarterfinals and faced Derek Estep (32-1) of Musselmann in consolation. * At 285, Daryl Hicks (31-2) became the sixth Viking in the championship semifinals with a 5-2 decision over Preston Wise of Brooke in the championship quarterfinals. Hicks faces Thomas Hall (8-2) of Parkersburg South in tonight's semifinals for a berth in Saturday night;s championship finals.
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