PFAFFTOWN — Six Buckin’ Elk wrestlers took part in an individual tournament at Ronald Reagan High School, which featured 14 other teams from all four of the high school classifications. Five of the six placed in the top four of their respective weight classes and as a team the Elks placed sixth.
Jude Lloyd and Ethan Chipman paced Elkin by claiming individual championships in the 138-pound and 152-pound weight classes. Mikey Grubb placed second at 145, while Jerry Neese and Crecensio Santos finished fourth at 170 and 285, respectively.
Lloyd amassed a 14-0 lead before pinning West Stokes’ Zach Watts at 3:02 in the semifinals. He posted a 9-0 major decision against Southeast Guilford’s Preston Hall to claim victory in the finals.
Chipman posted pin falls against R.J. Reynolds’ McCrary McGee and Ronald Reagan’s Blake Lyerly to advance to the finals. In the championship bout, he earned a 4-1 decision over Devin McIntosh of East Forsyth.
Grubb fell to Southeast Guilford’s Brooks Hunt in the 145-pound finals by virtue of disqualification. Neese was defeated by Reagan’s Reece Raider and Santos lost to East Forsyth’s Corey Moses in the consolation finals.