The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

March 31, 2014

Tanner Harris, Connor Gibson state champs; other local youth wrestlers perform well


— Local wrestlers recently competed in the 2014 WV Jr. State Tournament in Parkersburg and Novice States in St. Albans. The New River YouthWrestling Club had several place winners from elementary and middle school. Results are below:

- 4-and-under age group, 45 pounds — Solomon Truman, 2nd place;

- 6-and-under age group, 44 pounds — Garrett Johnson, 2nd place;

- 6-and-under, 50 pounds — Cameron Cox, 3rd;

- 6-and-under, 50 pounds — Xaylen Johns, 3rd at WV Novice State Tournament (novice is for wrestlers with less than two years experience);

- 6-and-under, heavyweight — Tyler Garrett, 6th;

- 7-8, 59 pounds — Troy Harris, 4th;

- 7-8, 100 pounds — Gabe Truman, 4th;

- 11-12, 100 pounds — Moses Truman, 6th;

- 13-15, 92 pounds — Tanner Harris, state champion. (Tanner is a two-time state champion (2013 and 2014), and is a 2014 WSAZ champion;

- 13-15, 125 pounds — Connor Gibson, state champion. (Connor is a two-time state champion (2013 and 2014); and

- 13-15, heavyweight — Chris Snuffer, 5th.