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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Vikings fall at South in battle of ranked foes

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  • PARKERSBURG - In a clash of the titans, the No. 3 ranked Ripley Wrestling team fell to Buckhannon-Upshur (46-36) and Parkersburg South (61-15) in what served to be a showdown of ranked Class AAA squads at South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center on Tuesday night.
    In 2012, the Vikings took down South in what was Ripley’s first ever win in a head to head matchup versus the Patriots.
    Ripley tangled with No. 6 B-U out of the gate in what proved to be a very heated, competitive affair.
    Viking highlights included Lucas Simpkins (126) pin of Franklin Canter in 1:06. Simpkins wasted no time in picking up early back points before finishing off his opponent.
    Two time defending state champion Jake Martin (152) made quick work of B-U’s Jack Garcia in :39 seconds of work.
    Anthony Jarvis and Austin Hall also enjoyed pin-wins while Garrett Phillips won via forfeit.
    Versus No. 8 South, the Vikings could not seem to get uncorked. After Ripley’s Andrejs Danilukes (113) won via forfeit, it was a long haul for the Vikings.
    Simpkins (126) stood victorious with a 6-2 decision over Austin Harris and Martin (152) pinned Nick McCutcheon in 1:27.
    It’s worthy of noting that Martin looks sharp on the mat after recovering from football related injuries.
    South defeated B-U, 48-27.
    Ripley coach Matt Smith has had the task of filling the shoes of graduated state qualifiers with inexperienced underclassmen, but makes no excuses.
    “While I am in no way happy with the way things went, I think our team scores don’t reflect the progress our guys have made since our first practice. We have work to do but we will get there. ”
    Ripley travels to John Marshall and will also face Preston and Brooke at the JM Fieldhouse on Saturday.
    RESULTS:
    Buckhannon-Upshur 46 Ripley 36
    106 Josh Sinclair (R) won via forfeit
    113 Brandon Tenney (BU) maj. dec. Andrejs Danilukes, 12-2
    120 Joey Shreves (BU) p. Antonio Jones, 1:47
    126 Lucas Simpkins (R) p. Franklin Canter, 1:04
    132 Tyler Demastes (BU) p. Kyle Smith, 1:33
    138 Dakota Linger (BU) p. Chase Morgan, 3:35
    145 Matt Fair (BU) p. Chance Morgan, 0:35
    152 Jake Martin (R) p. Jack Garcia, 0:39
    160 Logan Cutright (BU) p. J. T. Spurlock, 1:32
    170 Seth Cutright (BU) p. Donavyn Estep, 1:24
    182 Anthony Jarvis (R) p. Cody Helm, 1:58
    195 Austin Hall (R) p. Aaron Montalvo, 0:51
    220 Garrett Phillips (R) won via forfeit
    285 Daniel Nolte (BU) p. Freddie Roush, 3:06
    Parkersburg South 61 Ripley 15
    106 Hunter Cline (PS) dec. Josh Sinclair, 9-2
    113 Andrejs Danilukes (R) won via forfeit
    120 Colten Nangle (PS) p. Antonio Jones, 1:52
    126 Lucas Simpkins (R) dec. Austin Harris, 6-2
    Page 2 of 2 - 132 Ryan Taylor (PS) p. Kyle Smith, 0:31
    138 T. J. Lambiotte (PS) maj. dec. Chase Morgan, 13-2
    145 Hunter DeLong (PS) p. Chance Morgan, 0:48
    152 Jake Martin (R) p. Nick McCutcheon, 1:27
    160 Damon Gandee (PS) p. J. T. Spurlock, 0:35
    170 Sam Atkinson (PS) p. Donavyn Estep, 3:36
    182 Matthew Dixon (PS) p. Anthony Jarvis, 1:54
    195 Tyler Newhart-Koreski (PS) p. Austin Hall, 2:26
    220 Logan Dilliner (PS) p. Garrett Phillips, 1:30
    285 Thomas Hall (PS) p. Freddie Roush, 3:13
    Exhibition:
    113 Logan Ball (PS) p. Andrejs Danilukes, 1:04

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