The undefeated River Bluff varsity wrestling team marched through the first two rounds of the SCHSL AAAAA Wrestling Duals State Championship, defeating Ashley Ridge in the first round on Saturday 56-12 at The Chomp House, and then on the road at powerhouse Wando 43-34.
Against Ashley Ridge, senior Gator Will Vaporis scored a takedown in overtime to win his match. Andrew Beeler, Anderson Hall, and Quinton Boyle added big pins for the Gators. William Rogers scored back points in the last seconds of his match to help secure the victory.
At Wando, Quinton Boyle, Will Rogers, Mark Kistler, Michael Rogers, Will Vaporis, and Brandon Riley all won by pin. River Bluff had a 43-16 lead and then forfeited the last 3 weights to win 43-34.
The Gators will face Summerville for the AAAAA Lower State Championship on Wednesday at 7 pM. The match will take place at Summerville. Stay tuned for ticket details here.
Walt Overbay, Emma Guthrie
February 16, 2021