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Tyler Consolidated Wrestlers Have a Big Day

By Staff | Jan 6, 2016

On Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Cameron Wrestling Tournament, the Silver Knights finished with a hanfull of wrestlers on the podium.

Brandon Keys had an awesome day finishing second place in the 195 lb class. He wrestled solid all day, coming into the tournament unseeded and beating the first seed from Mapleton to put him in the championships. Key’s fell however to Abbott of Fairmont Senior in the first round of overtime.

“I felt there was a controversial penalty point awarded to Abbott that never should have happened, putting Brandon behind by 3 points,” said Coach Chad Snider .

Brandon showed some determination coming from behind with an escape and takedown in the last seconds of the third period to put the match into overtime.

“I was really impressed with Brandon’s wrestling this weekend,” Snider remarked.

Cory Chipps also wrestled well at heavyweight and has proven that he can wrestle with the best in the state. He battled his way back to the fourth place position after facing an early loss to the number one seeded wrestler from Mapleton who eventually won the weight class. Cory has found a few moves that are proving effective towards his success.

“Coach Morris has done an excellent job preparing Cory for competition and we feel he will continue to get better.”

Chase Cooper had a great start on the day winning his first two matches as the third seeded wrestler at 145lbs. Unfortunately, during the semi-finals match against Goode of John Marshall Cooper suffered a tournament ending shoulder injury but with his victories he still managed to finish sixth on the day. The Knights are hoping that Chase makes a speedy recovery. Coach Snider said he hopeful Cooper makes a speedy recovery.

Colton Mead, Trey Keys, Mike Doyle, Tyler Anderson, and Nathan Eddy were also able to get a few wins for the Knights. Unfortunately, they were just shy of getting on the podium. The Silver Knights are looking forward to the upcoming events on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9 at Shenandoah and St. Mary’s. The sixth will be a tri Shenandoah and Barnesville. While Saturday’s meet at St. Mary’s will be a tournament.