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LELAND—In the Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick high School, a young West Brunswick wrestling team placed nine wrestlers in the finals, won six titles and finished first out of 10 teams.
Sophomore Jyquan won the 113-pound title match 10-0 against a Gray’s Creek foe.
Eighth-grader Porforio Bautista won by fall in the 120-pound match against a Cape Fear foe.
Sophomore Campbell Alspaugh beat his Triton foe by technical fall in winning the 126-pound title.
Junior Dylan Darguzas won the 160-pound title 4-3 against a New Hanover foe.
West junior Dakota Smith won 9-2 against a Cape Fear foe in the 195-pound title match.
Senior Bobby McRainey won by fall against a Cape Fear foe in the 220-pound title match.
“The match that stands out the most in my mind is my 120-pounder, Porforio Bautista,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “That was a big win for him, his first time making 120 for varsity. That was encouraging to know that he’s there for us at 120 right now.”
Sophomore Caleb Jasper lost in the 103-pound title match 9-6 to a Cape Fear foe. Sophomore David Frazier lost 4-1 to a Gray’s Creek foe in 138-pound title match. Junior Marquis Brown lost by fall to a Gray’s Creek foe in the heavyweight title match.
In the team standings, West was first with 83 points, Cape Fear second with 61 points and Gray’s Creek third with 59 points.
North finished seventh. Anthony Walker was third at 145, Evin Bellamy third at 170 and Homero Segura third at 182.
“I’m really happy with my guys,” Caraway said. “Everybody made weight. Everybody worked hard. It was a good day for West Brunswick wrestling.”
In the JV tourney, these were West’s champions: Jordan Hernandez at 106, John Emmino at 120, M. Gore at 126, Mike Nelson at 132-138, Daniel McRainey at 160, Nathan Gilbert at 195-220 and Joe Gore at heavyweight. For North, Jacob Kemp was co-champion at 152 pounds.