By Gary Lloyd
One is good, but two is better.
Pinson Valley bested a 12-team field Friday and Saturday to claim its second consecutive Jefferson County Wrestling Championship at Clay-Chalkville High School.
The Indians totaled 198 points. Fultondale finished second at 164, Mortimer Jordan had 156 and McAdory finished fourth with 126. Clay-Chalkville finished in fifth place with 112.5 team points.
Pinson Valley wrestlers claimed first place in four of the 14 weight classes — Patrick Tenney won the 108-pound class, Tate Brannon was first in the 122-pound division, Hank Turner won in the 128-pound class and Jonathan Duke won by forfeit over fellow Pinson Valley teammate Christian Ramey in the 222s.
Second-place finishers for Pinson Valley included Malik Melton (197-pound class) and Barrett Crossley (287-pound class). Zach Kusiak (115), Kyle Hurston (140) and Ryan Jackson (184) had fourth-place finishes for Pinson Valley.
Clay-Chalkville’s Nicholas Weldon won the 172-pound division, beating Pinson Valley’s Brandon Adams in a 3-2 decision
. Jack Dobbins finished in second place in the 147-pound class for Clay-Chalkville, falling to Devonta Ravizee of Center Point. Justin Carty (134) and Austin Weldon (154) had third-place finishes for Clay-Chalkville, and Spencer Gargus finished in fourth in the 128-pound weight division.
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