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Golden Falcon matmen start ECC play victorious

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on January 6, 2010 1:46 PM

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in the first five individual matches and pounded South Johnston 63-16 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference wrestling scene Tuesday evening.

It was the Golden Falcons' league opener.

"Our wrestlers took the first step in achieving our primary goal of a conference championship," said Aycock coach Marc Peck. "Individually and as a team we strive to improve each time we hit the mat, and tonight we did just that."

C.B. Aycock (11-4 overall, 1-0 ECC) raced to a 30-point advantage.

Charlie Mills (140 pounds), Jordan Lee (152), Nick Simmons (160) and Kaleb Robinson (171) each pinned their respective opponent. Teammate Aaron Pate earned a disqualification win at 145 pounds over the Trojans.

The Golden Falcons reeled off another five consecutive wins after South Johnston claimed the 189-pound match. Jon Rudolph (215) started the match-clinching surge with a pin, followed by heavyweight Jarrod James.

Mario Darby and David Romo each drew a forfeit at 103 and 112 pounds, respectively. Justin Farrell capped the run with a pin at 119 pounds. After two Trojan wins, Zeb Darden concluded Aycock's conference opener with a pin over Joe Tinker at 135 pounds.

The Golden Falcons, winners in seven of their last eight dual matches, return to action Saturday in the Battle at Little Big Horn at Eastern Wayne. First-round matches begin at 9 a.m.