By Krystle Bono
The Northampton Yellow Jackets traveled to Northumberland last weekend to grapple in the Northumberland Duels against Caroline, Washington and Lee, Franklin, Tabb, and Northumberland. Northampton finished the event 4-1, finishing second overall, defeating Caroline, 42-30, Washington and Lee, 42-24, Tabb, 36-18, and Northumberland, 36-24, but fell to Franklin, 36-27.
Myles Lewis, Alonzo Capers, and Aizmani Joseph were undefeated, with Gavin Brittingham, Gary Peart, Josh Splawn, and Crescencio Sugia only dropping one loss apiece.
Broadwater’s William Wehner and Northampton’s Tanner Feltes competed in WrestleFest in Richmond this past weekend, with Wehner earning second and Feltes finishing fifth.
Wehner ended the day 4-1 overall, topping a very tough wrestler with a takedown in overtime to win his semifinal match. He also recorded three pins en route to the finals.
Feltes ended 4-2, and pinned four to finish out in a strong fifth place.
Wednesday night, Northampton hosted a duel against district rival Nandua in Eastville, with the Warriors coming out on top, 51-26.
David Gastelum started off with a forfeit for Nandua at 152.
Nandua’s 160-pounder Cameron Mears claimed the win over Northampton’s Gavin Brittingham by decision of 11-8.
Northampton’s Gary Peart III took the 170 match over Nandua’s Joseph Teasley by fall.
Nandua’s Damani Baines grabbed a forfiet at 182.
Warrior Hunter Rippon topped Yellow Jacket Jeremiah Gonzalez-Demers by fall.
The 220-pound match went in favor of Nandua’s Joseph Castiglia over Northampton’s Josh Splawn by fall.
Northampton’s Crescencio Sugia earned the forfeit at 285.
The 106 matchup went to Ben Stodghill, of Nandua, by forfeit.
Nandua’s Ben Gutierez and Matthew Taylor both earned forfeits at 113 and 120, repsectively.
Northampton’s 126 wrestler Myles Lewis pinned Nandua’s Julio Vasquez.
Northampton’s Brandon Odom defeated Nandua’s Dylan Ross by decision of 8-3 in the 132-pound weight battle.
Yellow Jacket Aizmani Joseph won by technical fall, 25-10, over Warrior Tyler Green at 138.
Nandua’s James Burr rounded out the night with a forfeit at 145.
The Warriors will host the 4th Annual Warrior Duels Saturday, with the Northampton Yellow Jackets and Arcadia Firebirds in attendence.