WMS wrestling team scores victories

WMS wrestlers , front row, l-r: Wilder Elliott, Luke Elkins and Harley Ponder; and back row, Kenny Smith, Brentavious Vicks, Koby Pyrz and Will Alexander.

The Washington Middle School wrestling team has been busy in the new year, hosting Lee County last Thursday, traveling to Moultrie on Friday and Wakulla on Saturday.
Thursday’s match with Lee County saw the Tigers improve their record to 4-0 with a 57-42 win over the Trojans. Winners for the Tigers included Read Elliott, Ryan Roberson, Wilder Elliott, Juan Pasqual, Luke Elkins, Will Alexander, Frank Swain, Tim Cleveland, Koby Pyrz and Kevin Masten.
WMS also defeated both Colquitt County and Irwin County on Friday in Moultrie to improve to 6-0. In their first match, the Tigers beat Colquitt County 39-16, Ryan Roberson, Wilder Elliott, Will Alexander, Frank Swain, Gage Arline, Kenny Smith, Koby Pyrz and Michael Allen all won. In the second match of the day, WMS beat Irwin County 37-13, with Ponder, Roberson , Wilder Elliott, Nick Rathel, Swain, Smith and Pyrz all picking up wins.
On Saturday, the Tigers faced very stiff competition at the Bearclaw Classic in Wakulla. Second place silver medalists for the Tigers were Wilder Elliott, Michael Washington, Kenny Smith and Koby Pyrz. Third place finishers with bronze medals were Harley Ponder, Ryan Roberson, Will Alexander and Brentavious Vicks. Luke Elkins finished fourth for the Tigers, as well.

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