(Posted Jan. 2, 2018)
By Jeff Pfeil, staff photographer
West Jefferson High School hosted its annual wrestling invitational Dec. 28-29. Eighteen teams competed, including teams from all four Madison County high schools.
London finished fourth with 187 points, West Jefferson was sixth with 165.5 points, Jonathan Alder was 14th with 65.5 points, and Madison-Plains was 15th with 54.5 points. Teays Valley won with 191 points.
Top individual finishers from local schools were:
– Antwaun Burns, London, first at 145 pounds;
– Josh Colvin, London, first at 152 pounds;
– Darian Huff, London, first at 160 pounds;
– Bryce Keckley, West Jefferson, second at 160 pounds;
– Hunter Braithwaite, West Jefferson, first at 220 pounds;
– Thad Huff, London, second at 220 pounds;
– Chet Lohr, West Jefferson, first at 285 pounds;
– Joey Buckland, West Jefferson, third at 126 pounds;
– Dominic Davis, London, third at 132 pounds;
– Braiden Leisure, Jonathan Alder, fourth at 138 pounds;
– Anthony Speakman, West Jefferson, fourth at 145 pounds;
– Chase Kelley, Madison-Plains, third at 170 pounds;
– Jack Minner, London, fourth at 195 pounds; and
– Antonio Burns, London, fourth at 220 pounds.
Upcoming wrestling action includes: Jonathan Alder at Fairbanks, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9; the Ron Thomas Sr. Invitational at Jonathan Alder, 10 a.m. Jan. 19; London at the Licking Heights Invitational, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 10 a.m. Jan. 12; the Golden Eagle Dual Tournament at Madison-Plains, 9 a.m. Jan. 12; Madison-Plains at the Drumm Invitational at Heath, 10 a.m., Jan. 19; West Jefferson at Academy, 5 p.m. Jan. 24; and West Jefferson at Celina, 10 a.m. Jan. 26.