Panther wrestlers beat JC

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 14, 2005

CHESAPEAKE - It was a good measuring stick.

The Chesapeake Panthers wrestling team showed signs of improvement with a 45-34 win over Johnson Central (Ky.) Wednesday in a duel match.

"We scrimmaged them early and it was about even, so we're showing signs of improvement. I'm proud of them. They did a good job," Panthers coach Phil Davis said.

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"(Eric) McWhorter had a big turnaround. Their kid pinned him at their place earlier in the year and he pinned the kid this time."

Chesapeake took eight weight classes in winning the match.

Chris Dempsey at 189 pounds, Brad Eldred at 171, Timmy Wentz at 160 ,Cameron Pearson at 152 and John Warner at 145 all won by pins for the Panthers.

The Panthers Grady Starkey won a decision at 103 and Joey Stallo got a win at 140 by forfeit.

Chesapeake wrestles at the Nitro (W.Va.) Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Here are Wednesday's results:

103 – Grady Starkey (Ch) dec. Spencer (JC) 10-6.

112 – Spencer (JC) dec. Thomas Lewis (Ch) 10-1.

119 – Green (JC) pinned Tyler Cravens (Ch).

125 – Sites (JC) won by forfeit.

130 – Clark (JC) won by forfeit.

135 – Patrick (JC) won by forfeit.

140 – Joey Stallo (Ch) by forfeit.

145 – John Warner (Ch) pinned Hampton (JC).

152 – Cameron Pearson (Ch) pinned May (JC).

160 – Timmy Wentz (Ch) pinned Hardwick (JC)

171 – Brad Eldred (Ch) pinned Meek (JC).

189 – Chris Dempsey (Ch) pinned Kesner (JC)

215 – Eric McWhorter (Ch) pinned Flencher (Ch)

275 – Webb (JC) pinned Brad Wiley (Ch).