01/28/07 — Wrestling: EW's Johnson get 100th win

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Wrestling: EW's Johnson get 100th win

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 28, 2007 2:06 AM

Brandon Johnson picked up his 100th career victory and Tyler Wicks posted a 1-1 record after a two-month absence during Eastern Wayne's non-conference wrestling tri-match Friday evening.

The Warriors (15-4 overall) hammered short-handed Triton 76-6 and turned back J.H. Rose 36-34.

Johnson, a senior 215-pounder, reached the milestone with a third-period fall against J.H. Rose's Anthony Williams. Wicks pinned Triton's Chris Warn with four seconds left in the first period, and but lost to J.H. Rose.

Wicks' loss allowed the Rampants, of the Class 3-A Coastal 8 Conference, to forge a 27-27 in the overall match score. Johnson responded with his pin and Foy Coley followed with a 7-2 decision over the Rampants' Nick Davis.

J.H. Rose (23-7 overall) prevailed claimed the final two individual bouts, including an overtime decision at 112 pounds. The Rampants owned a 7-6 edge in contested matches, but yielded a forfeit to the Warriors' Detori Mitchell at 140 pounds.

Overall, Eastern Wayne collected 11 falls, three decisions and one major decision in 22 contested matches combined. The Warriors drew six forfeits, including five against Triton.

Chris Tesar, A.J. Washington, Detori Mitchell, Brian Lincoln and Foy Coley picked up two individual victories apiece. Wicks, Johnson, Jordan Harris, Grant Nix, Zack Hahn, Marcus Lewis, Brandon Darby, Drew Tesar, James Knight and Jonathan LaGrone each recorded one win.

Johnson did not wrestle against Triton.

Eastern Wayne concludes its regular-season schedule at home Tuesday against county rival Charles B. Aycock. The winner seizes the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship and earns the No. 1 seed for the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs.

Both teams have qualified for the postseason.

Eastern Wayne 76

Erwin Triton 6

112 -- Jordan Harris (EW) by forfeit; 119 -- Grant Nix (EW) by forfeit; 125 -- Chris Tesar (EW) wbf Justin Ujan, 1 minute, 59 seconds; 130 -- A.J. Washington (EW) wbf Matt Haze, 0:47; 135 -- Zack Hahn (EW) wbf Anthony Harrington, 2:45; 140 -- Detori Mitchell (EW) dec. Gary Monk, 10-2; 145 -- Zach Tart (T) wbf Michael Pugh, 1:45; 152 -- Marcus Lewis (EW) by forfeit; 160 -- Brian Lincoln (EW) wbf Eathan Strickland, 1:45; 171 -- Brandon Darby (EW) wbf Curtis Brante, 3:10; 189 -- Tyler Wicks (EW) wbf Chris Warn, 1:56; 215 -- Jonathan LaGrone (EW) by forfeit; Hwt -- Foy Coley (EW) by forfeit; 103 -- Drew Tesar (EW) wbf Kyle Tart, 3:43.

Record: Eastern Wayne 14-4.

Eastern Wayne 36

J.H. Rose 34

119 -- Chris Tesar (EW) wbf Patrick Wavers, 3:06; 125 -- James Knight (EW) wbf Spencer Euatbe, 3:05; 130 -- A.J. Washington (EW) dec. Frazier Mill, 14-8; 135 -- Hareon Saddiqui (JHR) dec. Zack Hahn, 20-13; 140 -- Detori Mitchell (EW) by forfeit; 145 -- Danny Jones (JHR) wbf Michael Pugh, 0:25; 152 -- Brian Lincoln (EW) wbf Wayne Johnson, 4:15; 160 -- Mark Smith (JHR) wbf Marcus Lewis, 3:50; 171 -- Robert Brooks (JHR) wbf Brandon Darby, 0:52; 189 -- Myles (JHR) wbf Tyler Wicks, 4:35; 215 -- Brandon Johnson (EW) wbf Anthony Williams, 4:15; Hwt -- Foy Coley (EW) dec. Nick Davis, 7-2; 103 -- Brandon Litez (JHR) maj. dec. Drew Tesar, 17-3; 112 -- Daniel Fisher (JHR) dec. Jordan Harris, 10-8 (OT).

Records: Eastern Wayne 15-4, J.H. Rose 23-7.

Next match: Eastern Wayne, Tuesday home vs. C.B. Aycock.