Moore, Hall start strong

Oak Glen’s Shawn Moore wrestles Herbert Hoover’s Tyler Teel in a 113-pound match Thursday during the opening session of the West Virginia state wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Super Store Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. Moore secured a 10-1 major decision.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.–Oak Glen’s Shawn Moore and Peyton Hall got their state tournament off to a good start with convincing victories during the first session of the AA/A 71st Annual West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament Thursday at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Shawn Moore got his tournament rolling with a 10-1 major decision over Herbert Hoover’s Tyler Teel in the 113-pound bracket.

Hall followed in the 132-pound bracket with a pin over Oak Hill’s Seth martin at the 3:16 mark.

The other three Oak Glen state qualifiers all started with losses.

Camden Barr dropped a 14-0 major decision to Point Park’s Christopher Smith in the 106-pound bracket.

In 126-pound action, Oak Glen’s Gavin Ray lost 9-3 to Mitchell Freeman, also from Point Park.

Lastly, Oak Glen’s Kyler Flanigan dropped a 6-3 decision to Jaden Marino from Robert C. Boyd in the 195-pound bracket.

The second session with AA/A and AAA quarterfinals in the championship bracket begins at 11:30 a.m. today. The first and second rounds of the consolation bracket start shortly after. The third session (championship semifinals and third-round consolation matches) starts at 7:30 p.m.


106: Christopher Smith (Point Park) maj. dec. Camden Barr (Oak Glen), 14-0.

113: Shawn Moore (Oak Glen) maj. dec. Tyler Teel (Herbert Hoover), 10-1.

126: Mitchell Freeman (Point Park) dec. Gavin Ray (Oak Glen), 9-3.

132: Peyton Hall (Oak Glen) pin Seth Martin (Oak Hill), 3:16.

195: Jaden Marino (Robert C. Boyd) dec. Kyler Flanigan (Oak Glen), 6-3.