Published On: Tue, Dec 18th, 2012

WRESTLING: Cherokee takes 3rd at Saunooke tournament

The Cherokee varsity wrestling team took third place at the Osley B. Saunooke Wrestling Invitational held at Cherokee High School on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Three Braves won individual championships including Levi Swearengin (132lb.), Dorian Walkingstick (170lb.) and Michael Montelongo (285lb.).

Cherokee's Dorian Walkingstick gets the back of East Henderson's Moises Martinez in a match on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Osley B. Saunooke wrestling tournament.  Walkingstick pinned Martinez en route to a first place finish in the 170lb. weight division.  (DENISE WALKINGSTICK/One Feather contributor photos)

Cherokee’s Dorian Walkingstick gets the back of East Henderson’s Moises Martinez in a match on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Osley B. Saunooke wrestling tournament. Walkingstick pinned Martinez en route to a first place finish in the 170lb. weight division. (DENISE WALKINGSTICK/One Feather contributor photos)

Mitchell won the tournament with a total of 137 points followed by N.W. Whitfield (Ga.) with 116 and Cherokee 104.  Other teams included:  E. Henderson 103.5, Tuscola 101, Franklin 92, Smoky Mountain 48 and Hayesville 43.

Following are full results of all Cherokee wrestlers:

* Michael George, 106lb., 2nd place

– pinned Junior Thompson (SM)

– lost by decision to Blake Hayes (NW)

 

* Ethan Swearengin, 113lb.

– lost by major decision to Henson Gibbs (NW)

– pinned by James Watson (F)

 

* Isiah Davis, 120lb.

– pinned Jeriah Caplinger (SM)

– pinned by Justin Palmer (NW)

– lost decision to Steven Bair (H)

 

* Levi Swearengin, 126lb., 1st place

– pinned Shushant Magar (EH)

– won decision over Chris Richards (F)

– won decision over Levi Richardson (M)

 

Cherokee's Austin Padilla (top) holds Jace Milkey, Smoky Mountain, in a headlock.  Padilla pinned Milkey to win the match.

Cherokee’s Austin Padilla (top) holds Jace Milkey, Smoky Mountain, in a headlock. Padilla pinned Milkey to win the match.

* Austin Padilla, 132lb.

– pinned Jace Milkey (SM)

– pinned by Aaron Owensby (EH)

– lost decision to Solomon Duncan (M)

 

* Jaron Bradley, 138lb., 2nd place

– won by forfeit in first match

– pinned Paul Roche (H)

– lost decision to Ben Womack (T)

 

* Trennie Arch, 145lb.

– won by forfeit in first match

– pinned by Alex Reynolds (NW)

– lost decision to Davis McKinney (M)

 

* Maria George, 152lb.

– pinned by Daniel Bomar (M)

– pinned by Jeremiah Royer (T)

 

* Dorian Walkingstick, 170lb., 1st place

– won decision over Will Atkins (M)

– pinned Moises Martinez (EH)

 

* Justice Littlejohn, 220lb.

– pinned Jordan Davis (SM)

– lost decision to Jimmy Briggs (F)

 

* Michael Montelongo, 285lb., 1st place

– pinned Victor Lopez (NW)

– pinned Jesus Valledolid (EH)

 

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