By Carey Phillips


Smoky Mountain’s wrestlers defeated Rosman and Owen in a tri-match Dec. 20 at the SM gym.

The Mustangs (7-5) rolled past Rosman 78-6 as the Tigers had only five wrestlers. Tyler Watterson (138), Ki French (160), Carson Rogers (195) and Danner Hill (285) all won by pin. The other victories were by forfeit.

SM topped Owen 48-36. Sam Hudson (120), Hunter Lassiter (132), Isaac Gunter (138), Luis Palacios (182), Will Frady (220) and Hill (285) all won by pins. There were two forfeit wins.

In exhibition matches, Watterson, Hill, Blake Stevens, Mitchell Russotti and Shawn Byfield all won by pins, with Alex Rodriguez winning an overtime decision.

“It was a pretty good outing with most of the team seeing success,” Coach Tony Moody said.