West Virginia Wrestling

6th Annual WV State Wrestling Championship
February, 1953 at Parkersburg

Team Placement
1 Wheeling 38
2 Woodrow Wilson* 29
3T Fairmont West 25
3T Parkersburg 25
5 University 14
6 Romney 12
7 Weston 1

OW Bob Gardner, Wheeling

Tournament Director: Jimmy Scott
Referees: Bob Mendenhall, Fred Schleicher (Coach Ohio University)
Scorekeepers: Quenten Lanning, Jim Mendenhall
Timers: Ed Rhodes, Howard McAtee, Jack Corbitt, Ed Turner, and Bernard Price.
Attendence: 1800 (quater-finals in front of PHS student body)

Championship Finals
103 Bill Julian, Fairmont dec. Fillinger, Romney 3-2
112 Bob Pritchard*, Wheeling dec. Spencer, Fairmont 10-3
120 Tom Slater, Beckley ref. dec. Marvin Petty, Parkersburg
127 Calvin Smith*, Fairmont ref. dec. Dickie Powers, Beckley
133 Gene Efaw, University dec. Duraw, Beckley 3-2
138 Carroll Campbell, Parkersburg dec. Gladwell, Romney 7-6
145 Ernie Fuchs, Wheelingdec. Nabors, Universtiy 2-0
154 Pete Millisakis, Wheeling dec. Tanner, Beckley 5-4
165 Tom Nedeff, Parkersburg dec. Harvey Berry*, University 10-8
UNL Bob Gardner*, Wheeling pin. Allen, Beckley .33 3rd
*defending champion

Consolation Finals (partial)
103 Gregg, Wheeling vs. Amato, Beckley
112 Mick Johnson, Parkersburg dec. Garner, Romney 8-6
120 Hugus, Fairmont vs. Steele, , Wheeling
127 William Dunham, Parkersburg dec. Houston, Romney
133 Bland, Wheeling def. James "Buddy" Beckwith, Parkersburg
138 Bates, Wheeling vs. Harper, Fairmont
145 Guarack, Beckley for. Rumback, Weston
154 Anderson, Fairmont vs. Bailey, Romney
165 Freeland, Fairmont vs. Baughman, Wheeling
UNL Baker, Fairmont def. Ed Plauche, Parkersburg

Semi-Finals
103 Julian, Fairmont dec. Gregg, Wheeling 4-0
103 Fillinger, Romney dec. Amato, Beckley 6-6
112 Pritchard, Wheeling dec. Johnson, Parkersburg 8-4
112 Spencer, Fairmont dec. Garner, Romney 6-0
120 Petty, Parkersburg pin Hugus, Fairmont 1:45 3rd
120 Slater, Beckley dec. Steele, Wheeling 1-0
127 Smith, Fairmont dec. Houston, Romney 4-0
127 Powers, Beckley dec. Dunham, Parkersburg 2-1
133 Duran, Beckly dec. Bland, Wheeling 5-4
133 Efaw, University dec. Beckwith, Parkersburg 4-2
138 Gladwell, Romney pin Bates, Wheeling 1:31 1st
138 Campbell, Parkesrburg pin Harper, Fairmont :47 3rd
145 Nabors, University dec. Guarack, Beckley 2-0
145 Fuchs, Wheeling dec. Rumback, Weston 6-5
154 Tanner, Beckley pin Anderson, Fairmont :55 3rd
154 Millisakis, Wheeling pin Bailey, Romney 1:39 2nd
165 Berry, University dec. Freeland, Fairmont 8-4
165 Nedeff, Parkersburg dec. Baughman, Wheeling 6-2
UNL Allen, Beckley pin Baker, Fairmont 1:24 2nd
UNL Gardner, Wheeling pin Plauche, Parkersburg 1:06 2nd

Quarter-Finals (partial)
103 Gregg, Wheeling pin Allen, Parkersburg 1:36 1st
133 Beckwith, Parkesrburg dec. Gump, Fairmont
145 Nabors, University dec. Ernie Moore, Parkesrburg 4-3
154 Baily, Romney dec. Bob Friese, Parkersburg, 2-0

Submitted by: Brent Sams


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