Cav wrestlers take 3rd in Clash match

MILFORD – The Caroline High School Cavaliers wrestling team narrowly edged Washington & Lee to win third place in the Cavalier Clash wrestling match it hosted last week.

Caroline wrestlers scored 128 points to 127 for Washington & Lee in a match of eight teams on Saturday. The match was won by Patrick Henry, which scored 177 points.  King William placed second with 155 points.

Josh Zelenick

Caroline's Josh Zelenick (left) grimaces as he struggles with an opponent in the Cavalier Clash wrestling match.

After fourth-place Washington & Lee, the other teams and their scores were Petersburg (115), Fork Union Military Academy (92), King George (86), and Lakeland (54).

Ben Crawford, who wrestled at 132 pounds, won first place in his weight class for Caroline’s only champion for the day. He beat Dondre Shands of Petersburg by a pin in his first match, and he defeated Andy Snyder of King George 14-7 in his second match. Crawford defeated Brian Smith of Patrick Henry by a pin in the finals.

Caroline’s other individual results were as follows: Michael Shook, 113 pounds, second; Jimmy McClure, 126 pounds, second; Josh Zelenick, 138 pounds, third; Luke Price, 145 pounds; third; Donald Harris-Smith, 160 pounds, third; Cody Kidd, 170 pounds, fourth; Jacoby Garnett, 182 pounds, fourth; Neal Carter, 220 pounds, fourth.

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm