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Ram duo shines at EPC tournament

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on February 2, 2004 2:00 PM

TARBORO -- Jimmy Edmonds and heavyweight Justin St. John each prevailed in their respective weight classes during the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference wrestling tournament contested Saturday afternoon at Tarboro High School.

Edmonds, a junior, picked up the 189-pound title and ran his record to 14-3. St. John, a senior, climbed to 13-5 after taking the gold.

Greene Central took nine grapplers to the four-team meet and every one returned home with a medal.

Kyle Judd (119 pounds) and Cameron Taylor (130) each finished second in their respective weight classes. Teammates Jason Hill (103), Michael Wheeler (125), Dale Hines (140), Talmage Patrick (171) and Adam Ransome (215) each ended up third.

SouthWest Edgecombe repeated as tournament champion, while North Pitt was second. North Pitt's Raymond Pearson earned EPC wrestler of the year accolades.

Once the tournament ended, Greene Central and Tarboro staged a make-up dual meet. The Rams rallied from an 11-point deficit to claim a 36-35 victory against the Vikings.

Tarboro scored 23 of 29 points during the middle matches for a 29-24 lead after Peter Heffley's technical fall against Patrick at 171. Kirk Heffley earned a forfeit at 189, which boosted the Vikings' advantage to 35-24.

Edmonds and St. John each earned six points in their respective matches. Edmonds pinned Eric Sutton, while St. John collected a forfeit to help the Rams pull out the one-point win.

Greene Central 36, Tarboro High 35

103 -- Jason Hill (GC) by forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- Chase Enzor (T) wbf Kyle Judd; 125 -- Michael Wheeler (GC) by forfeit; 130 -- Cameron Taylor (GC) by forfeit; 135 -- Xavyer Burroughs (T) by forfeit; 140 -- Matt Lewis (T) by forfeit; 145 -- Dale Hines (GC) by forfeit; 152 -- James Alderman (T) by forfeit; 160 -- double forfeit; 171 -- Peter Heffley (T) tech fall Talmage Patrick; 189 -- Kirk Heffley (T) by forfeit; 215 -- Jimmy Edmonds (GC) wbf Eric Sutton; Hwt -- Justin St. John (GC) by forfeit.