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Bluestone wrestlers compete at Averett this weekend / January 10, 2018
The Bluestone wrestling team will compete in a wrestling invitational hosted by Averett University in Danville on Saturday. The tournament begins at 8 a.m.

Prior to the Christmas break, Bluestone traveled to Heritage High School in Lynchburg Dec. 16 to participate in the Pioneer Duals Invitational. The wrestling team went 2-3 on the weekend for the duals placing seventh as a team.

“Our team wrestled hard against some great competition. As a team we made some major strides forward on and off the mat. I could not be any more proud of how they competed and came together as a team,” said coach Ethan Hayes.

The wrestlers will compete in upcoming invitationals at Person County (N.C.) High School, Chatham, Randolph Henry, and Nottoway to make a busy January. In addition, the Barons will participate in the James River District Championship Jan. 17 at Amelia and will travel to neighboring Halifax Jan. 24.

These Baron wrestlers participated in the Pioneer Duals Invitation, with their individual results listed:

113- Xavier Sturdifen – 2 wins

120- Kisean Harris – 1 Win

126- Camrin Morton

132- Devontre Boyd- 1 Win

145- Alex Driggs- 1 Win

152- Gregory Driggs- 3 Wins

160- Jasmin Nunez

170- Dale Sturdifen – 3 Wins

195- D’andre Alexander – 3 Wins

220- Neil Clayton- 3 Wins

HWT- Shawn Jones- 1 Win

HWT- Rashun Peterson

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