1949 West Virginia State Wrestling Championship
Friday March 25, 1949 - Morgantown
Attendance - 1500 est.
Steve Harrick, WVU Wrestling Coach - Tournament Director
Whitey Gwynne - Official
"Pop" Sullivan, Pennsboro High School Principal, Deputy Commissioner State Board of Appeals - Awards Presenter
1) 23 Beckley
2) 20 Parkersburg
3) 0 Morgantown
Wt: 103 Carlyn Jackson P def Bill Calvert B by Fall 4:48
Wt: 112 Jim Pringle P def Bill Maxey B by Fall 3:07
Wt: 120 Kermit Johnson B def Jack Tippens P by Decision 7-6
Wt: 127 Carroll Baker P def Al O'Dell B by Decision 7-4
Wt: 133 Robert O'Dell B def Don Simms P by Decision 3-0
Wt: 138 Billy Lilly B def Joe Kiser P by Decision 5-2
Wt: 145 Ken Rathburn B def Jerry Montgomery P by Decision 4-1
Wt: 155 Dave Friley B def Bill Kurtz P by Decision 8-4
Wt: 165 Nick Rahal B def Graham Busch P by Decision 7-4
Wt: 175 J.D. Kidd B def Paul Starr P by Decision 7-4
Wt: 185 Pete Gregg P and Joe Ciatto B wrestled to a Draw
Wt: UNL Bob Barrows P def Paul Svirdenko M by Fall 2:40
Some notes of interest:
- The 185 pound class resulted in a tie.
- Parkersburg had a complete team.
- Beckley was short on a heavyweight.
- Morgantown and University had individual entrys but failed to score a
- Morgantown had wrestlers at 145 and Heavyweight.
University had wrestlers compete in 120, 145, 155 and 175.
- Team scores were only added for the finals. Three points for a
decision, five points for a pin and two points for a draw. Typical dual
match scoring in those days.
- Defending Champs who competed were:
- Carroll Baker P (won)
- Jerry Montgomery P (lost)
- Graham Busch P (lost)
- Dave Friley B (won)
Thanks to Brent Sams, Parkersburg WV
From The Pakersburg News
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