Socastee takes third place at Palmetto State Classic

socwrestle-slamThe Socastee High wrestling team captured another medal-stand finish in a major tournament over the weekend, taking third place at the 16-team Palmetto State Classic Wrestling Tournament at Irmo High .

The No. 3-ranked Braves placed third as a team with 228 points, finising behind winner behind Wando (276 pts) and runner-up Chapin (251).

Medals also were awarded to the top three wrestlers in each weight class. The Braves were lead by champions Justin Knipper (126) and Joe Smolenski (220).

Socastee’s Kyle Burton (285) placed second. Female wrestler Quin Gammon (113) and Logan Gammon (132) each took third place.

The Braves (11-0 duals, 1-0 region) will host region rival North Myrtle Beach for their first home region dual on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Final Round Results for Socastee

Championship
126 lbs. Justin Knipper of Socastee beat M. Johnson of Irmo 12-6 (Decision).
195 lbs. Joe Smolenski of Socastee beat Bell of Irmo 2-1 (Decision).
285 lbs. Cervenka of Emerald beat Kyle Burton of Socastee 3-1 (Decision).

Third place
113 lbs. Quin Gammon of Socastee pinned Coward of Spring Valley in 3:47
132 lbs. Logan Gammon of Socastee pinned Applegate of River Bluff in 5:09
138 lbs. Shider of Stratford pinned Jordan Hodge of Socastee in 5:45
145 lbs. Shealy of Chapin beat Sam McKinney of Socastee 7-0 (Decision).
152 lbs. Ferguson of River Bluff beat John Leggett of Socastee 2-1 (Decision)

Fifth place
113 lbs. Brandon Rodgers of Socastee beat Watkins of Stratford by forfeit.
120 lbs. Cline of Lexington pinned Dylan Martin of Socastee in 3:25.
138 lbs. Brad Melnytskyy of Socastee beat Fling of Airport 4-3 (Decision).
182 lbs. Aydin Imani of Socastee beat Stiffler of Spring Valley by forfeit.

Seventh place
132 lbs. Patrick Powalie of Socastee pinned Funnie of Georgetown in 1:22.
160 lbs. Chaudoin of Greenwood beat Willem Morin of Socastee 11-2 (Major Decision)

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