Ripley’s Kendrick Durst was not only the champion of the 59-pound class in the recent Wood County Recreation Championship Tournament, but he also came away with the prestigious Outstanding Wrestler Award.
Durst won by an 8-6 decision over Vienna’s James Joy to take the title at 59.
Ripley also had three other champs with Enoch Quesenberry winning the 50-pound class, T.L. Koontz taking the championship at 56 and Cody Lawrence claiming the 95-pound title.
Quesenberry pinned Williamstown’s Garrett Richards for his title while Koontz picked up a 6-0 decision against Austin Conley of Mineral Wells. Lawrence pinned Brandon Davies of Lubeck in his championship match.
Ripley’s Noah Green was a runner-up at 44, Austin Modrzakowski finished second at 65, Mason Philyaw took second in the 90-pound class and Carter Neil was a runner-up at 125.
Placing third for Ripley were Mason Anderson at 47, Zayden Cordeiro at 62 and Lauren Keifer at 115. Ronan Holmes was fourth in the 68-pound class along with Ivan Shaffer at 105.
As a team, Ripley finished fourth with 234.5 points. Mineral Wells was the team champ with 292.5. Williamstown was second with 276.5 and Vienna was third with 271.5.
After Ripley in the team standings were Lubeck (22), South Parkersburg (94), Ravenswood (69), Ritchie County (45) and Wirt County (43).
Ravenswood’s J.J. Richards was third at 41 as was Blake Thompson at 65. Andrew Cogar was fourth in the 85-pound class.