Dragons place four at tourney

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

CHESHIRE — Things are getting better.

Heading into Saturday’s River Valley Invitational wrestling tournament, the Fairland Dragons had seven wrestles place in meets this season.

Now they have eight.

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The Dragons had four wrestlers place individually at River Valley including two first place finishes.

Mike Evans claimed first place as he went 5-0 on the day. Chris Jackson also claimed first place as he went unbeaten in the 135-pound class.

“Chris really came around and did a great job,” Fairland coach Chuck Wentz said. “All the kids did a nice job.”

Chuck Wentz II was second at 112 with a 4-1 record while heavyweight Chad Kilgore was third as he went 3-2.

“Overall it was a good day,” coach Wentz said. “That was the best we wrestled all year. We’re starting to understand the system now.”

Team standings in the round-robin meet were:

1. Vinton County, 2. Gallipolis, 3. Wellston, 4. Waterford, 5. Fairland, 6. River Valley.

Fairland hosts Meigs and Wahama, W.Va., at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a tri-match.