Published On: Thu, Jan 6th, 2011

WRESTLING: Braves fall to Rosman


                The Cherokee Braves wrestling team lost in a conference match to Rosman by a score of 45-33 on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at home.  The Braves lost by 12 points and they lost a total of 18 points to forfeitures which made the difference in the overall score. 

                According to, several Braves are in the tops of their weight divisions in the North Carolina 1-A division as of the Jan. 5 ranking including: 

  • Levi Swearengin, honorable mention, 119lb.
  • Tavi Rivera, 2nd ranking, 160lb.
  • John Roper, honorable mention, 171lb.
  • Will Bird, 3rd ranking, 189lb.

                Match results from Tuesday were as follows:

103lb. – Victoria Irby (Ros) won by forfeit

112lb. – Thomas Whitman (Ros) won by forfeit

119lb. – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Noah Orr at the :42 mark

125lb. – Braden Fisher (Ros) pinned Justin Parris (Ch) at the :35 mark

130lb. – E.J. Alexnader (Ros) won by forfeit

135lb. – Thomas Lossiah (Ch) pinned Seth Parker (Ros) at the 4:55 mark

140lb. – Colby Yanez (Ch) pinned Josh Diaz (Ros) at the 5:27 mark

145lb. – Kane Owensby (Ros) won by decision (13-10) over Wesley Long (Ch)

152lb. – Clay Dotson (Ros) pinned Jessica McCoy (Ch) at the 1:15 mark

160lb. – James Diaz (Ros) pinned Tavi Rivera (Ch) at the 6:25 mark in OT

171lb. – John Roper (Ch) won by decision (6-5) over Terry Henderson (Ros)

189lb. – David Warner (Ros) pinned Corbin Wright (Ch) at the 5:35 mark

215lb. – Will Bird (Ch) pinned Blaise McCall (Ros) at the 3:59 mark

285lb. – Michael Montelongo (Ch) pinned Austin Curto (Ros) at the 1:58 mark

Exhibition Match

285lb. – Raymond Taylor (Ch) pinned Michael Bannin (Ros) at the :24 mark