War Eagle wrestling tearing through foes

Published 11:55 am Thursday, January 19, 2023

By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Four opponents were clearly inferior to Davie’s wrestling team last week. The War Eagles cooked East Gaston, Cherryville, Mt. Tabor and Reynolds to the tune of 228-57.

The stretch started with Davie smacking E. Gaston 49-24 in Cherryville’s gym on Jan. 10. The pins came from Braxton Hunter, Reid Nail, Andy Davis, Lawson Hire, Hunter Testa and Brysen Godbey. Other winners were Jerred Alexander (major decision), Ryder Strickland (decision) and Joe Wilds (forfeit).

Later in the evening, the War Eagles destroyed Cherryville 49-15. Elliott Gould, Testa and Brandon Wood had the pins; Luke Miller won a major decision; and Hire won a decision. The Ironmen handed out four forfeits.

Two nights later, Davie hosted two Central Piedmont Conference rivals. It mashed Mt. Tabor 66-9 in the first match. Hire, Maddox Creason, Alexander, Godbey and Strickland had pins, while Davie’s other six victories were forfeits.

The next match was more of the same as the War Eagles punished Reynolds 64-9. Nine pins were turned in by Luke Tehandon, Nail, L. Miller, Gould, Jamarius Pelote, Alexander, Christian Boswell, Testa and Strickland. Godbey won by major decision, while Davis and Creason won decisions.

Notes: The War Eagles (15-4, 4-0 CPC) have outscored opponents 438-85 during a seven-match winning streak. … Nail, Davis and Testa went 4-0 against E. Gaston, Cherryville, Tabor and Reynolds. … Thirteen of 18 guys who have seen varsity action have produced a winning record (through the Reynolds match). The main man is 31-0 Testa. The other winning records belong to Hire (31-8), Godbey (29-7), Strickland (28-9), Nail (23-9), Alexander (23-13), Pelote (16-15), L. Miller (15-11), Hunter (15-13), Gould (13-10), Davis (11-4), Tehandon (10-4) and Boswell (8-5).