Scoring rules give Raiders OVC triangular title

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2005

CHESAPEAKE - We lost how?

Thanks to some bizarre scoring rules, the River Valley Raiders beat the Chesapeake Panthers in the Ohio Valley Conference triangular wrestling match Tuesday.

River Valley beat Fairland 50-19 and Chesapeake beat Fairland 38-28. River Valley and Chesapeake then tied 39-39, but since there are no ties in duel meets, the Panthers lost on the seventh criteria which was the team scoring the most first points (15-8).

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"We wrestled well and we wrestled hard. It's very disappointing to lose like that. We went through everything. We had the same number of pins and things like that. It had to come to something," Chesapeake coach Phil Davis said.

"I could see it coming. We kept doing really well and I didn't think we had a shot at them. But then we had some opportunities to win or get a point here or there. But that's wrestling."

The OVC triangular champions were:

103 – Chuck Wentz, Fairland

112 – Thomas Lewis, Chesapeake

119 – Michael Evans, Fairland

125 – Brodie Gill, River Valley

130 – Tony Dillard, River Valley

135 – Morgan Anderson, River Valley

140 – Tyger Sowards, River Valley

145 – Kenny Caudill, River Valley

152 – Tim Layne, Fairland

160 – Tim Wentz, Chesapeake

171 – Derrick Smith, River Valley

189 – Bryan Eldred, Chesapeake

215 – Eric McWhorter, Chesapeake

275 – Chad Kilgore, Fairland

Chesapeake and Fairland will compete in the sectional tournaments Feb. 11-12, at Chillicothe.