Picayune wrestling fall short in district meet

Published 2:30 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Picayune wrestling hosted the 1st round of the District Dual Tournament. Picayune failed to reach a South State Championship appearance against the Vancleave Bulldogs after losing to Mendenhall.

Before facing Mendenhall, Picayune won their match against MS School for Death & Blind, 72-0. They then lost to Mendenhall by a 42-42 tying forfeit. Picayune had two forfeits, and Mendenhall had only one.

There were several stand-out performances this past Tuesday afternoon. Nine wrestlers combined for a total of 10 pins. Jayden Hebert (2), Tony Brewer, Hunter Woodson, Darian Champlin, Jayden Hebert, Ajay Kolaprath, Cade Desselle, Barrett Williams, and Ingrid Soto all had pins.

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With Picayune out of contending for a team state Champion, 11 individual wrestlers will compete in the South State’s individual matches Saturday, Feb. 11 at Vancleave high school. Followed are the weight class and competitors.

106lb- Tony Brewer
113lb- Hunter Woodson
126lb- Uriah Burton
138lb- Darian Champlin
145lb- Grayson Stricklin
152lb- Jayden Hebert
160lb- Ajay Kolaprath
170lb- Cade Desselle
182lb- Collin Christensen
220lb- Barrett Williams
285lb- Micah Williams

Head Coach Daniel Mosley led the Picayune wrestling team to a 11-7 season.