By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
FULTONDALE — The standings from the 2014 Jefferson County Schools Wrestling Championship have a familiar look to them.
For the third straight year, Pinson Valley has won the title. And this time around it wasn't very close, as the Indians' point total of 183 points was 35½ points ahead of runner-up Mortimer Jordan when all was said and done Saturday at Fultondale. The host team placed third, and Gardendale was fourth.
No less than five different Pinson wrestlers won their weight classes: Hank Turner at 138 pounds, Marco Mandujano at 152, Brandon Adams at 170, Jonathan Duke at 195 and Barrett Crossley at 220. Braxton Worthington took the lone gold Medal for the Blue Devils at 106 pounds.
Three Wildcats won their class: Dylan Trice at 113, Wes Smith at 135 and Austin Durbin at 182, who was also named the most outstanding wrestler in the heavier weights. His final bout with Dylan Harmon of Oak Grove was chosen by coaches as the best finals bout.
And the Rockets had two winners, Scotty Clements at 132 and Daniel Adkins at heavyweight.
Here's the full team results, plus individual championship and consolation results in each weight class:
1. Pinson Valley, 183; 2. Mortimer Jordan, 147.5; 3. Fultondale, 139; 4. Gardendale, 103; 5. McAdory, 88.5; 6. Clay-Chalkville, 75; 7. Oak Grove, 60; 8. Hueytown, 56; 9. Center Point, 40; 10. Corner, 33; 11. Minor, 21; 12. Shades Valley, 17.
106 lbs.: Braxton Worthington, Mortimer Jordan, dec. TD Murphree, Fultondale, 6-3. 113: Dylan Trice, Fultondale, pinned Cason Jordan, Mortimer Jordan, 3:08. 120: Tavante Baldwin, McAdory, dec. Zach Kusiak, Pinson Valley, 4-1. 126: Deandre Anderson, Hueytown, major dec. Tate Brannan, Pinson Valley, 15-5. 132: Scotty Clements, Gardendale, dec. Jamar Fields, Fultondale, 10-3. 138: Hank Turner, Pinson Valley, pinned Lane Lucas, Mortimer Jordan, 3:33. 145: Wes Smith, Fultondale, major dec. Bragan Swindle, Mortimer Jordan, 20-7. 152: Marco Mandujano, Pinson Valley, pinned Tyler Chatman, Clay-Chalkville, 3:05. 160: Austin Weldon, Clay-Chalkville, dec. Devyn McCombs, Mortimer Jordan, 5-3. 170: Brandon Adams, Pinson Valley, dec. Dante Johnsey, Mortimer Jordan, 8-3. 182: Austin Durbin, Fultondale, dec, Dylan Harmon, Oak Grove, 4-2. 195: Jonathan Duke, Pinson Valley, major dec. Andrew Freeman, Gardendale, 10-2. 220: Barrett Crossley, Pinson Valley, dec. Frank Gonzalez, McAdory, 7-6. Hvy: Daniel Adkins, Gardendale, pinned Marquise Lavender, Hueytown, 3:01.
106 lbs.: Cameron Hamby, Pinson Valley, dec. Mac Boackle, Gardendale, 5-0. 113: Datrn Holt, Shades Valley, dec. Jarred Beasley, Gardendale, 8-2. 120: Sean Batemon, Fultondale, pinned Ryan Washburn, Mortimer Jordan, 3:29. 126: Dalton Absher, Corner, dec. Scott Smith, Gardendale, 5-0. 132: Justin Carty, Clay-Chalkville, major dec. Jacob Humphries, Oak Grove, 10-0. 138: Ian Smith, Gardendale, dec. Joel Portillo, McAdory, 10-3. 145: Luis Palacois, Clay-Chalkville, dec. Trey Blankenship, Hueytown, 4-0. 152: Aquil Melton, Minor, pinned Dustin Wood, Corner, 2:19. 160: Jamal Benson, Center Point, dec. Deon Gregory, Pinson Valley, 8-3. 170: Ryan Johnson, Fultondale, pinned Jacob Holsomback, McAdory, :49. 182: Cody Skinner, Mortimer Jordan, major dec. Donte Blackmon, Center Point, 15-1. 195: Robbie McKenna, dec. Kyle Porter, McAdory, 4-3. 220: Greg Abramson, Mortimer Jordan, pinned Khalil Garrison, Center Point, 4:06. Hvy: Zach Turner, Oak Grove, dec. Jonathan Morris, McAdory, 3-2.
Best Match from Championship Finals: 184 lb. Austin Durbin, Fultondale, vs. Dylan Harmon, Oak Grove.
Most Outstanding Wrestler lower weights: Deandre Anderson, Hueytown.
Most Outstanding Wrestler upper weights: Austin Durbin, Fultondale.