Grovetown and Greenbrier ran into some good wrestling competition Tuesday night.
Cross Creek and Richmond Academy joined the Columbia County teams Tuesday night at the Grovetown quad wrestling meet.
Cross Creek was the night’s big winner, beating Richmond 54-30, taking down Grovetown 42-30 and finishing off Greenbrier 48-24. But Greenbrier was right there with them, going 2-1.
“It was a rough night,” said Greenbrier head coach Gralyn Harris. “I don’t like to lose.”
The Wolfpack started its night off beating the host Warriors 48-21, maintaining a comfortable lead throughout the match. Both 106-pounder Broderick Jenkins and 113-pound Wesley Taylor recorded first-period pins.
The Warriors’ Jessie Maya broke the string. He posted a pin and improved to 14-1 for the year.
The best bout of the match came in the 138-pound division as Greenbrier’s Andrew Tyler and Jeremy Dunn squared off. Down 10-7 Dunn tied the match late, but Tyler re-took the lead after Dunn was penalized a point. Dunn let Tyler escape to trail 12-10 and was on the verge of gaining a takedown and tying the match when time expired.
The Wolfpack then took care of Richmond Academy before losing to Cross Creek.
The Warriors hung tough with Cross Creek, but eventually fell 42-30.
In its final match of the night, Grovetown and Richmond Academy faced each other, each looking for its first win of the night.
In the closest contest of the night, Grovetown got into the win column with a 40-36 decision.
The teams were tied at 30 heading into the 220-pound match between Grovetown’s Charles Lindemuth and DeMorris Burns. Lindemuth jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period and went on to win in a 14-5 decision. That four-point win would be the margin of victory as the teams traded forfeits in the final two matches of the contest.
“We had a tough night tonight, but we were going against some pretty excellent competition,” said Grovetown head coach Jay Acree. “We just have to work to get better.”