Rural Retreat stands out at annual Big Orange tournament

The hosts Terriers finished in the top 5 as a team

ROANOKE, Va. – Note: This story has been updated.

Day 1: Some of the top wrestlers in the Roanoke Valley are competing on the mats at the annual Big Orange wrestling tournament at William Byrd. More than 100 wrestlers from nearly 30 schools are on the mats Friday and Saturday.

In some of the earlier championship round matches from Friday, Hunter Huddleston of William Fleming defeated Mac Simmons of William Byrd by fall at 1:31 in the 152 weight class. The Colonels had another strong performance from Early Ivey. He and Thomas Murphy from LCA needed extra time to finish their battle. In the end, it was Ivey getting the sudden victory 7-5.

Hidden Valley’s Ashton Carroll picked up a win over Chaytorn Rash of Lord Botetourt in the 170 weight class, while Seth Youngblood of Rockbridge added points to the Wildcats tally with a win over Stella Stieglitz from Orange County.

Day 2:

In the championship round on Saturday, Gage Bomar of Rustburg beat Walker Chambers of Salem by Tech Fall 19-4 in the 106 weight class.

Jude Robson of Riverheads grabbed some points to help the team total, he beat Derek Burton of William Byrd 18-3 in the 113 weight class.

In the 120lb class, Camden Cook also added points to the Riverheads team score, beating John McCann of LCA 16-3.

Rural Retreat scores 221.5 points and was the top finishing team at the annual tournament.

For a look at complete results and brackets, click here.

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