Cougar wrestling earns fourth | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 12, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: January 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
It was a good week for the Colleton County wrestling team. The Cougars took down Whale Branch High School 45-15 in a home dual held Wednesday Jan. 4. They then finished fourth in a field of 14 teams in the 2017 King of the County Wrestling Championship held Saturday Jan. 7 at West Ashley High School. The Cougars finished with 106 total team points behind Wando (222 points), Bamberg-Ehrhardt (130 points) and James Island (123 points).
Cougars earning wins against Whale Branch included: Jam Bryant, Wyatt O’Quinn, Deondre Heyward, Tim Pressley, Chris Murray, Tyrese Pressey, Montavious Pinckney and Craig Grant.
In Saturday’s King of the County Wrestling Championship, Wyatt O’Quinn earned the title in the 126-lb. classification. Tyrese Pressey (182) finished in second place in his division and Mychael Aiken (285) earned a third-place finish. Tim Pressley (145) and Hunter Polk (160) finished in fourth place in their respective divisions.
The JV Region qualifier was held at Hilton Head High School Saturday Jan. 7 with John Campbell (285) earning the No. 1 finish in his weight classification, followed by Tyrese Edwards (285) at No. 3.
In the middle school qualifiers, Gage Thomas (80) finished in the No. 1 spot in his classification and Blaine Cook (98) also earned a top finish. Amarie Daniels (185) finished 4-6 in his division and Paul Wimbush (285) was 3-4.
Colleton County will next compete in the Battery Creek Duals beginning Friday Jan. 13 and running through Saturday. Region Duels are scheduled to begin next Monday Jan. 16 at Stall High School.