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Three Louisa wrestlers take top honors at district tourney

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Louisa County High School wrestling team was well represented on the medal stands at the Jefferson District wrestling tournament on Feb. 3. The Lions took 11 wrestlers to Orange County High School for the tournament, and eight of them brought back medals, including three first-place finishes.

Sophomore Nathan Schwartz tallied a 3-0 record in the 120-pound weight class, scoring major decisions of 13-2 and 9-0 in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively, to advance to the championship round. Schwartz scored a pin over Orange County’s Jayden Joseph, his first of the day, to take the title.

In the 126-pound division, junior Mason Morris tallied pins in both the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, defeating Powhatan’s Wes Coward and Monticello’s Andrew Watson. With those wins behind him, he advanced to the first place match against Albemarle’s Yared Velazquez. The bout was close, but Morris came out on top of a 4-3 decision to snag Louisa’s second first-place finish.

After receiving a bye in the quarterfinal round of the 220-pound division tournament, senior Cole Cutright advanced to the championship bout with a pin over Orange County’s Truth Wilson. Cutright faced Monticello’s Christian Means for the title and tallied his second pin of the day to win it all.

(This is a partial article. Read full story in The Central Virginian’s Feb. 8, 2018) issue.)