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Wrestlers grab first two dual victories of the season

Richmond freshman Braidn Ford gets ready to record a fall over his Lexington opponent in the 106-pound match. It was Ford’s only match of the night as the Spartans won two of three in a home quad Thursday night in the RHS gym. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

Richmond freshman Braidn Ford gets ready to record a fall over his Lexington opponent in the 106-pound match. It was Ford’s only match of the night as the Spartans won two of three in a home quad Thursday night in the RHS gym. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Spartan wrestling team was able to chalk up its first dual victory of the season Thursday night as Richmond hosted a quad match. Not only was it the first dual win, but it also came against an MRVC East opponent. The Spartans had to battle from behind by winning the final two matches to get past Lexington in the opening match 39-34.

The Spartans ended the night with a 48-12 win over Lone Jack, and then lost their final matchup of the night 40-36 to Lathrop. Richmond is now 2-4 in dual competition.

Richmond and Lexington traded wins back and forth throughout their dual. The Spartans trailed 34-30 with two matches remaining. Kaleb Heber won his 220-match by fall in 1:41 over Taylor Adkison and Alexander Hays sealed the dual with a 7-0 decision over Adrian Porras at 285.

Braidn Ford picked up the first win of the night in the opening 106-pound match with a fall over Justin Brown in 3:40. Both teams were open at 113 and Dylan Caldwell lost by technical fall to Alex Hollingsworth, 16-1, at 120. Dominic Nobile won by forfeit at 126, followed by Mason Hewitt losing by fall in 2:59 to Lexington’s Caden Bertz. After Sullivan O’Brien won by forfeit for the Minutemen at 138, both squads alternated wins.

Garrison Sanders won by fall for RHS in 3:27 over Jordan Schrunk at 145, and John Helm won by fall for Lexington over Austin Keefhaver in 3:09 at 152.

Brock Stokes won by forfeit at 160 for Richmond, followed by Warren Sheppard winning by forfeit at 170 for the visitors. Alex Vance picked up a win by fall in 1:11 over Kwamae Simmons at 195 and Matthew Schneader picked up Lexington’s final win with a 19-4 technical fall over David Parker.

The complete story is in the Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 Richmond News.

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