PCC shines in Nick Cory Takedown tourney

Tony McGuire — Sports Editor

November 26, 2013

The Perry County Central wrestling team hosted their annual Nick Cory Takedown Tournament on Saturday. The tournament serves as wrestling’s preseason as the match is limited to takedowns, with no ground grappling.

Three teams took part in the tournament as the Commodores took on Whitley County and Letcher Central. Each school put two teams on the mat as the tournament was divided into experienced and novice wrestlers.

When the day was over, six of the seven Perry Central wrestlers in the experienced category had received first place.

126 lb. Joe Melton 1st place

132 lb. Bradley Colwell 1st place

138 lb. Austin Haney 1st place

160 lb. Ken Beverly 1st place

182 lb. Darien Bauer 1st place

195 lb. Jaden Ritchie 1st place

285 lb. Ethan Miller 2nd place

Perry Central fielded quite a few wrestlers in the novice division. The Commodores also did very well in this group, putting seven of their eight wrestlers on the first place podium.

120 lb. Dylan Napier 1st place

126 lb. Dovivan Lawson 1st place

Jordan Sizemore 2nd place

Isaac Whitaker 3rd place

132 lb. Zack Thomas 1st place

138 lb. Dakota Stidham 1st place

160 lb. Zack Smith 1st place

182 lb. Kyle Moore 1st place

220 lb. Austin Combs 1st place

285 lb. Preston Walker 3rd place