12/07/09 — Rosewood grapplers upend two county foes

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Rosewood grapplers upend two county foes

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on December 7, 2009 1:47 PM

Perennial wrestling powers Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock combined for three dual-team victories during a four-team, non-conference meet contested Friday evening at Eastern Wayne.

Zach Behrend, Scott Pate, Nick Quillen and Josh Pipkin emerged victorious in key matches against quality opposition. Each grappler logged a 3-0 worksheet for the Eagles, who upended the Golden Falcons and host Warriors.

Aycock entered the meet unbeaten, but returned home with a 4-2 record with its lone win coming against Eastern Wayne. The Golden Falcons have won 11 consecutive meetings against the Warriors since 2002.

Eastern Wayne finished 0-3.

"Tonight's matches were a big test for our team and I was satisfied with the results," said Rosewood coach Bill Edmundson. "The match with C.B. Aycock was a big psychological boost for our program. Any time you can wrestle against a disciplined team like C.B. Aycock and come out on top, that's an accomplishment."

Rosewood (6-4 overall) won eight individual matches against Aycock.

The Golden Falcons collected 11 wins, including four forfeits, against the short-handed Warriors. Seven of eight individual contested matches resulted in pins for Aycock, while 152-pounder Jordan Lee earned a 13-6 decision over Sean Mack.

Eastern Wayne's Corben Harris (125 pounds) and Austin Helm (130) each concluded the evening 2-1. Heavyweights Zach Myers and Blake Terrell, and 189-pounder James Barrett each picked up one win.

Rosewood returns to action at home Tuesday against Princeton before hosting the 14th annual Eagle Invitational on Dec. 12. Aycock entertains Southern Nash on Wednesday and will participate in the Eagle Invitational.

The Warriors visit South Central on Wednesday and travel to Rosewood on Saturday.