Polk Middle’s wait for wrestling win comes to an end at Madison

Published 8:00 am Friday, November 30, 2018

The streak is over.

Polk County Middle won its first wrestling match in almost five years on Wednesday, defeating Madison Middle 52-48 in Marshall.

The Wolverines dominated the middle weights to earn the win in the season-opening Blue Ridge Conference match for both schools.

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Polk Middle’s last victory came on January 23, 2014, the final match of that season, when the Wolverines defeated Bethel Middle 58-42.

“Not gonna have to wait four years to get another one,” said Polk Middle head coach Jerry Cox. “It’s a group of amazing kids who fought hard.”

Polk Middle trailed 24-6 and 36-12 early in the match, but began to rally with Brayden Gartzman’s win by fall at 113.

The Wolverines won five of the final six matches, with Angus Weaver’s forfeit win at 170 clinching the win for Polk Middle. The Wolverines picked up a key decision at 160, with Kole Powell scoring an 11-2 victory that enabled Weaver’s forfeit to seal the win.

The Wolverines who are also coached by Phillip Miller, Jeremy Miller and Christian Arrowood travel Thursday to Apple Valley for another BRC match.

Polk County Middle 52, Madison Middle 48

182: Mason Chubb (M) p. Brian Truffell

195: Zane Bullock (PC) by forfeit

220: Double forfeit

HVY: Kale Ball (M) p. A.J. Waters

76: James Yontz (M) p. Nathan Prince

83: Wesley Conner (M) p. Ben Thompson

90: Topher Pearson (PC) p. Cade Woody

98: Johnny Rathbone (M) by forfeit

106: Brandon Quinn (M) p. Bryson Rickman

113: Brayden Gartzman (PC) p. Buckner

120: Aiden Riva (PC) p. J. Massey

126: Kyle Tameucon (M) p. Brian Sumano

132: Jesus Sumano (PC) p. Caleb Dobuoll

138: John Wright (PC) p. Charlie Greer

145: Brian Hernandez (M) p. Luke Miller

152: Casey Beiler (PC) p. Daton Hall

160: Kole Powell (PC) d. Brayden Wilson

170: Angus Weaver (PC) by forfeit

– Submitted by PolkSports.com