West Virginia Wrestling

8th West Virginia State Wrestling Championship

February 25-26, 1955
at Parkersburg Memorial Fieldhouse

Director: Jimmy Scott, Parkersburg High
Referees: Whitey Gwynne, WVU; Bob Mendenhall, Parkersburg
Attendence: Friday Afternoon - 1200 (student body), Saturday Afternoon - 107, Saturday Evening - 531.

1 - Parkersburg 37 (10 wrestlers)
2T - Beckley* 34 (10)
2T - University 34
4 - Fairmont 22
5 - Romney 15
6 - Weirton 4
7 - Rupert 2

(Wheeling had two wrestlers who no-show after one's mother discouraged her son from wrestling and the other decided not to attend by himself)

Team championship was decided on the final match which could have resulted in a tie.

Championship Finals
103 Jimmy Guzzi*, Romney d. J.B. Campbell, Parkersburg 10-4
112 Bill Merrifield, Fairmont d. Zilieski, University judges decision
120 John Summers*, Beckley d. Spencer, Fairmont judges decision
127 Tom Guidi, University d. Larry Dailey, Parkersburg 3-2 (riding time)
133 Leonard Riggs, Parkersburg d. Lucas, University 6-2
138 Stanley Beafore, Fairmont d. Harvey, University 2-1
145 Otto 'Sonny' Boles, Parkersburg p. Haga, Beckley 1.29 2nd
154 Bill Gurack, Beckley p. Childress, Weirton 1.16 3rd
165 Bob Couch, Parkersburg d. Ritter, Beckley 3-3 judges decision
UNL Charles Zaleski, University p. Cook, Beckley .40 2nd
*Defending Champion

Consolation Finals
103 Evans, Fairmont d. Smith, Beckley 0-0 referees decision
112 Hall, Beckley p. Maust, Romney 1.34 3rd
119 Eye, Romney d. White, University 5-0
127 J. Durkin, Fairmont d. Tripley, Romney 7-4
133 Turner, Beckley d. B. Durkin, Fairmont 0-0 referees decision
138 Johnston, Parkersburg d. Sutherland, Rupert 5-2
145 Seggie, University d. Opp, Fairmont 5-3
154 Moore, Parkersburg p. Spicer, University .43 3rd
165 Everly, University d. McClintic, Romney 3-0
UNL McWilliams, Romney d. James, Parkersburg 9-4

Semi-Finals
103 Guzzi, Romney d. Smith, Beckley
103 Campbell, Parkersburg d. Evans, Fairmont
112 Merrifield, Fairmont d. Hall, Beckley
112 Zilieski, University d. Maust, Romney
120 Summers, Beckley d. White, University
120 Spencer, Faimont d. Eye, Romney
127 Guidi, University d. Durkin, Fairmont
127 Dailey, Parkersburg Triplett, Romney
133 Riggs, Parkersburg, d. Durkin, Fairmont
133 Lucas, Fairmont d. Turner, Beckley
138 Beafore, Fairmont d. Sutherland, Romney
138 Harvey, University d. Johnston, Parkersburg
145 Boles, Parkersburg d. Opp, Fairmont
145 Haga, Beckley d. Seggie, University
154 Garack, Beckley d. Moore, Parkersburg
154 Childress, Weirton d. Spicer, University
165 Couch, Parkersburg d. Everly, University
165 Ritter, Beckley d. McClintic, Romney
UNL Zaleski, University d. McWilliams, Romney
UNL Cook, Beckley d. James, Parkersburg

Quarter-Finals
103 Campbell, Parkersburg p. Haller, University .58 1st
103 Evans, Fairmont d. Archer, Weirton 8-2
103 Smith, Beckley p. Zopp, Rupert .37 2nd
112 Zaleski, University p. Travelainga, Weirton .43 1st
112 Hall, Beckley d. Hupp, Parkersburg 4-0
120 White, University p. McClelland, Rupert 1.55 1st
120 Eye, Romney p. Smith, Parkersburg .26 2nd
127 Triplett, Romney d. Crane, Rupert 8-0
127 Guidi, University d. Amato, Beckley 6-2
133 Durkin, Fairmont d. Landis, Romney 11-3
138 Sutherland, Rupert d. Brewster, Romney 9-0
138 Johnston, Parkersburg d. Ballas, Weirton8-3
138 Harvey, University d. Gray, Beckley 1-0
145 Seggie, University d. Pearl, Weirton 7-2
145 Opp, Fairmont d. Milder, Rupert 10-6
154 Moore, Parkersburg p. Withrow, Rupert 1.03 1st
154 Childress, Weirton d. Donnelley, Fairmont 5-0
154 Spicer, university d. Lambert, Romney 1-0
165 Everley, University Sanford, Weirton 2-0
165 McCline, Rupert d. Leeper, ? ?
UNL McWilliams, Romney p. Garsick, Weirton 1.45 2nd
UNL Cook, Beckley p. Tyler, Rupert 1.17 1st

Thanks to Brent Sams


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