Perry Central placed in the region duals on Saturday for the first time in the history of wrestling at the school.
Perry Central finished third behind the highly ranked teams of Wayne County and Johnson Central after the three advanced as winners of their pools and went head to head in a round robin format. Ashland Blazer finished fourth after tying with Belfrey for the honors.
Perry seniors Brad Williams and Cody Hollon went undefeated during the day, racking up points for their team.
The Commodores hosted the Region 8 Duals at John C. Combs Arena, putting wrestling mats on that floor for the first time. The team normally hosts meets at the Sherman Neace Athletic Center, but the region duals is a larger event that brought in 10 other teams to vie for the chance to advance to state duals in two weeks. The region contains 13 teams, but two teams, McCreary Central and East Ridge, did not attend due to weather concerns.
Pool A Team Scores:
Johnson Central 65-Letcher Central 0
Ashland Blazer 42-Pike Central 18
Johnson Central 60-Pike Central 6
Ashland Blazer 36-Letcher Central 18
Johnson Central 51- Ashland Blazer 18
Letcher Central 36-Pike Central 30
Pool B Team Scores:
Wayne County 75-Sheldon Clark 0
Belfrey 62-Jenkins 12
Wayne County 62-Belfrey 12
Sheldon Clark 42-Jenkins 12
Wayne County 78- Jenkins 0
Belfrey 36-Sheldon Clark 31
Pool C Team Scores:
Perry Central 78-Lawrence County 6
Perry Central 60-Whitley County 24
Whitley County 54-Lawrence County 18
Winners Pool Team Scores:
Wayne County 60-Perry Central 18
Johnson Central 51- Perry Central 30
Wayne County 39-Johnson Central 29
Runners Up Pool Team Scores:
Belfrey 54-Whitley County 18
Ashland Blazer 42-Whitley County 30
Ashland Blazer 36-Belfrey 36
(Tie broken by most pins.)
Team scores are accumulated according to the method of individual match wins. Six points are awarded for pins/forfeits/defaults/disqualifications, five points for technical fall or winning by 15 points, four points are for major decision or winning by eight through 14 points, regular decisions earn three points for winning by less than eight points.