Orange Wrestling Scores Four Pins to Win Conference Opener at East Chapel Hill

Updated: December 7, 2017

In a new Big 8 Conference, the Orange Wrestling team took its first step toward another league title with an easy victory at East Chapel Hill.

Orange won 78-3 to improve to 8-0 in its conference opener.

Of the 14 scheduled matches, Orange won nine via forfeit. Trey Jones (170), Josiah Ramirez (182), Braden Homsey (195), Jacob McBroom (220), Daylan Alston (285), Kassel Summers (106), Noah Davis (113), Lucas Riley (138) and Avery Jenkins (160) all captured victories on forfeits.

At 126 pounds, Gavin Wiggins scored a pin of Damien Smith in :40 to improve to 8-2.

Coming off a 4th place finish at 145 pounds in the Jim King Invitational, C.T. Lopeman pinned Zekeriah Philbrick in 1:05. Lopeman, now 5-2, has two pins this season.

Coming off his 132-pound championship at the Jim King Invitational, Bailey Hawkins pinned Autumn Coles in :18. Hawkins is riding a seven-match winning streak.

East Chapel Hill’s Jacoby Ray scored the Wildcats’ only win of the night, a 9-7 decision at 113 pounds.

Orange travels to High Point on Saturday for the Southwest Guilford Round Robin. The first match is scheduled for 9 AM.

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