PANAMA CITY — Arnold finished unbeaten on Friday to win the Bay County wrestling championship in the event staged at the John L. Cobb Gymnasium.
The Marlins defeated the four county schools in dual matches to secure the crown. Bozeman was second with its only loss to Arnold. Rutherford was third at 2-2 followed by Bay, which beat winless and fifth-place Mosley.
Arnold also led the way with five individual county champions. Those winning titles were Brock Carlan (120-pound weight class), Paul Patterson (126), Brandon Alvey (132), Colby Baker (138) and David Thompson (160).
Bozeman had four champions: Jonah Savage (106), Cameron Hofmeister (113), Bud Norton (145) and Kris Kenney (170). Mosley and Rutherford each had two titlists, the Dolphins’ Forrest Lang (152) and Justin Berg (182) capturing championships and the Rams’ John Lee (195) and Alijah Saffore (220) finishing first. Bay’s Vern Barth (heavyweight) also won an individual title.
This was the final meet before district events begin next week. Mosley will compete in District 1-2A at Gulf Breeze on Wednesday. Arnold, Bay, Bozeman and Rutherford will wrestle in the 1-1A meet at Wewahitchka on Saturday.
Bay County Championship results:
Team records: Arnold 4-0, Bozeman 3-1, Rutherford 2-2, Bay 1-3, Mosley 0-4.
Dual-match scores: Bozeman 48, Bay 36; Arnold 52, Bozeman 30; Bozeman 48, Rutherford 33; Arnold 59, Bay 17; Arnold 49, Rutherford 27; Bozeman 60, Mosley 24; Rutherford 31, Mosley 30; Bay 42, Mosley 28; Arnold 65, Mosley 18; Rutherford 36, Bay 33.
Individual results: 106: Savage (Boz), Coffey (A). 113: Hofmeister (Boz), Tuttle (A). 120: Carlan (A), Gonzalez (M), Segler (Bay). 126: Patterson (A), Henagan (Boz), Evans (Bay). 132: Alvey (A), JKenney (Boz), Rout (R). 138: Baker (A), Gabreski (Bay), Arbona (R). 145: Norton (Boz), Nguyen (R), Shumaker (R). 152: Lang (M), Sherman (Bay), Reed (R). 160: Thompson (A), McKee (Boz), Smith (Bay). 170: KKenney (Boz), MLee (R), Chisholm (A). 182: Berg (M), McIntosh (Boz), Salazar (R). 195: JLee (R), Williams (Bay), Shewman (Boz). 220: Saffore (R), Gordan (A), Howe (Bay). HWT: Barth (Bay), Krimm (A), Haina-Scott (R).