2018-02-09 / Sports

Eagles break Blazers; get stung by Yellow Jackets

From Staff Reports


Airport 106 Carbin Nelson takes his Union County opponent to the mat. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Airport 106 Carbin Nelson takes his Union County opponent to the mat. Photo by Perry McLeod The Airport Eagles were a host school for the first round of the Class 4A State Duals Saturday, February 3. The Eagles were the No. 1 seed in this section of the Upper State bracket. The Union County Yellow Jackets were the No. 2 seed, the Greenville Red Raiders were the No. 3 seed, and the Ridge View Blazers were the No. 4 seed.

The Eagles and Blazers took the mat first, and Airport won 56-24.

Jacob Shusterman got the Blazers on the board first with a pin at 220, but Jacob McNamar tied the score at 6-6 with a pin for Airport in the heavyweight class.

That was the start of 10 straight wins for the Eagles. Carbin Nelson (106), Scott Plantz (113), Mark Hiers (120), Jackson Aaron (132), Hank Howard (138), and Bryson Platt (152) all got pins. Alfonso Chavero (126) and Matt Earp (160) got technical falls, and Thomas Wright (145) won by forfeit to give Airport a 58-6 lead.


Airport 132 Jackson Aaron tries to take down his Union County opponent. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Airport 132 Jackson Aaron tries to take down his Union County opponent. Photo by Perry McLeod The Blazers got a pin by Jalen Jones at 170 and forfeit wins at 182 and 195 to close the match.

Union County then won 42-31 to earn a spot against Airport, and the Yellow Jackets eliminated Airport with a 56-24 win.

The Eagles got wins by Nelson ( pin), Hiers ( pin), Chavero ( FFT), Aaron (pin), and finish with a record of 20-5.



Ridge View 220 Jacob Shusterman wrestles Airport’s Cody Lynch. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Ridge View 220 Jacob Shusterman wrestles Airport’s Cody Lynch. Photo by Perry McLeod

Ridge View 170 Jalen Jones looks for instruction against Airport’s Weston Campbell. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Ridge View 170 Jalen Jones looks for instruction against Airport’s Weston Campbell. Photo by Perry McLeod

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