Martin, Perakis win weight classes at Montgomery Central Duals
TROY — Another successful outing for the Richmond Senior High School wrestling team resulted in a trio of team wins during Saturday’s tournament.
The Raiders, who competed in the Montgomery Central Duals, amassed a 3-2 record in their five games.
Richmond defeated Lexington, Providence Grove, and Randleman high schools and came up short against Oak Grove and Southwestern Randolph high schools.
Seniors Jaxson Martin (145 pounds) and Naaman Perakis (152 pounds) both went 5-0 to win their respective weight classes.
Seven pins mark the victory over Providence Grove
The Raiders’ biggest win of the day was a 48-28 decision over Providence Grove that included seven pinfall wins and one loss.
Freshman DJ Gainey (120 pounds) earned the team’s first six points in a loss. This was followed by stretches of four and three consecutive pins for the Raiders.
Senior Louis Fernandez (138lbs) started pinning against Logan Armfield, followed by Martin (145lbs, Wyatt Trivette), Perakis (152lbs, Mitchell Freeman) and Senior Amir Martin (160lbs, Zach King).
Newcomer Jason Gainey (182 pounds, Rebecca Malpica), newcomer Jordan Hamilton (195 pounds, Ian Macey) and K’Mauri Morgan (220 pounds, Oscar Bautista).
Mix-up of results leads to win over Lexington
The Raiders secured an 18-point win over Lexington, 45-27, using four pins, three losses and a decision to earn their second team win.
Hamilton, Morgan and Adam Estridge (132 pounds) sophomore each earned six points from a loss. Jaxson Martin added three points with a 13-6 decision over Donte Pope.
Fernandez collected their second pinfall victories of the day over Isaac Moore (4:19) and Perakis against Wyatt Griffith (32 seconds).
DJ Gainey earned his second win and first pin against Mebfan Orellana (1:37), and Senior Gael Onesto came down on the stats list with a pin over Marie Macauley (1:51).
Raiders beat Randleman for the last team win
Richmond’s last team win came against Randleman, 42-35, as the Raiders used a balance of pins and forfaits.
Morgan and McDonald combined for 12 points as they picked up a losing win.
Jaxson Martin pinned Kolby Garner to start the match and Perakis added his third pin of the day with a win over Caden Thorne.
Jason Gainey (Joashua Garner), Estridge (Kaelob Pearce) and Fernandez (Andrew Leonard) rounded out the standings with pins and six points each.
Five raiders earn pin in loss to Oak Grove
The Raiders suffered a 48-30 loss to Oak Grove, but five wrestlers achieved an individual pinfall victory during the match.
These wrestlers were Estridge (Bryson Fleming), Fernandez (Ethan Gentry), Jaxson Martin (Bailey Allred), Perakis (Brice Baker) and Jason Gainey (Chase Robertson).
Note: The Raiders lost to Southwestern Randolph with a final score of 42-30. No individual match results were available at the time of publication, but both Jaxson Martin and Perakis won their matches.
Richmond (11-9, 2-2 Sandhills Athletic Conference) will wrap up its conference schedule at home to Hoke County and Scotland high schools on Wednesday.
Games will be held at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy and begin at 6 p.m