Tuscola grapplers finish second at James Orr
ROBBINSVILLE — The Tuscola wrestling followed its 48-30 WNC Athletic Conference win over Franklin Tuesday night with a second place finish overall at the James Orr Memorial Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
The “James Orr” is hosted annually by Robbinsville High School, which won the 2013 team championship, and this year’s field consisted of Avery, Alleghany, Hayesville, Hendersonville, Murphy, Smoky Mountain, Swain (third place) and Tuscola.
Six Mountaineers made it to their respective weight class championship matches as one won a gold medal and five captured silver medas for a second place finish.
In the 182-pound championship, Tuscola’s Clay Wightman earned a decision over Murphy’s Malachi Beaver.
Tuscola’s James Gibson (106), Ben Womack (138), Houston Dickens(145), Jeremiah Royer ...