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Comets inconsistent in Jordan Amos wrestling tournament

SoVaNow.com / December 16, 2019
Halifax County High School wrestling dealt with some inconsistent team performances in the Jordan Amos mat tournament, failing to win a single dual meet. But the Comets had some noteworthy individual accomplishments.

“Colin (Saunders) and Driggs continued their excellent seasons by winning their weight classes with undefeated records and also carrying their win totals for the season as a whole into double digits. They are both leading by example and continuing to impress every time out,” said Comet coach David Riddle.

“Zyon (Wilson) was able to pick up his first pin at the 285 class and Shawn (Jordan) was able to get a pin in as well. And Jacob (Davis) and Leo (Walter) both continued to show a tremendous improvement as well. They are all learning and growing each and every match,” said Riddle.

“All things considered we had a pretty impressive effort out there today. We are still dealing with a few injury situations, so to come out with two wrestlers win their weight class and a second place and winning record in contested matches made for a good day. We have a couple of weeks before our next tournament with the Christmas break so we will use that time to build on our positives and work on the areas where we still need improvements,” said Riddle.

Team scores: Tunstall 42, HC 30; Liberty 47, HC 15; GW 36, HC 24; Cary Academy 36, HC 30; Dan River 54, HC 21.

Individual results

120 - Colin Saunders 5-0 (1st place)

138 - Shawn Jordan 2-3

145 - Alex Driggs 5-0 (1st place)

170/182 - Jacob Davis 3-1

170/182 - Leo Walter 2-3

285 - Zyon Wilson 4-1 (2nd place)

On Wednesday the comets lost a pair of dual matches.

The Comets fell to Magna Vista, 39-18, and GW 35-30.

“We saw some huge positives tonight. For starters we wrestled a much closer match again GW than last week. Had one decision gone the other way we would have picked up the win. And even in the losses against Magna Vista we showed a great deal of fight in every match,” said Riddle.

“Jacob (Davis) was able to get his first pin of the year. He has shown improvement each and every time out and a willingness to listen to the coaches in the room as well. And Zyon (Wilson) got two impressive wins in his exhibition matches as well.

“The team is improving each time we step on the mat. The mistakes are beginning to cut down and they are beginning to get a better feel for the mat,” said Riddle.

Magna Vista/Halifax individual results

106 - Tia Waller won by forfeit

120 - Colin Saunders lost by pinfall (2nd period)

132 - Sydnee Little lost by pinfall (1st Period)

138 - J.T. Francis lost by pinfall (1st period)

145 - Alex Driggs lost by decision 8-2

170 - Jacob Davis won by forfeit

182 - Leo Walter won by forfeit

285 -Taveion Coleman lost by pinfall (3rd period)

Exhibition 285 - Zyon Wilson won by decision 12-10

GW-Danville/Halifax individual results

106 Tia Waller won by forfeit

120 - Colin Saunders won by forfeit

132 Sydnee Little lost by pinfall (1st period)

138 - Shawn Jordan lost by tech fall 21-6

145 - J.T. Francis lost by pinfall (3rd period)

152 - Alex Driggs won by pinfall (1st period)

170 Jacob Davis won by pinfall (2nd period)

182 Leo Walter lost by pinfall (1st period)

285 Taveion Coleman won by forfeit

Ex 285 - Zyon Wilson won by pinfall (2nd period)

Ex 120 Colin Saunders won by pinfall (1st period)



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