McComas, Potts reach milestones
WINTERSVILLE — Beaver Local won four weight classes in cruising to a Buckeye 8 Athletic League wrestling championship on Saturday at Indian Creek Middle School.
Winners for the Beavers included Jaymin Salsberry (126), Cole McComas (145), Jonathan Potts (152) and Daniel Wirth (285).
McComas became the Beaver Local all-time wins leader during the tournament, while Potts also earned his 100th career win.
McComas now has 165 career wins as he surpassed four-time state qualifier and 2019 graduate Beau Smith.
“Saying I am proud of Cole would be an understatement,” Beaver Local coach Johnny McComas said. “Being the all time wins leader for a program with such a rich tradition is an accomplishment that he should be extremely proud of. His preparation is what sets him apart. The way he approaches wrestling from his training, diet, thinking and passion are elite. His focus is impressive to say the least.”
Smith was on hand to watch Cole McComas break his record.
“It was great to see Beau Smith there to support Cole,” Johnny McComas said. “Being genuinely happy for someone to break your record describes the type of person he is. We call this program a family for a reason, and Beau is everything I hope for our wrestlers to become. I can’t say enough about his character and the love we have for him.”
Potts has reached the 100-win mark as a junior.
“Jonathan is an outstanding individual on and off the mat,” Johnny McComas said. “Reaching 100 career victories in his junior season is a great accomplishment. His ability on the mat is obviously impressive, but what he represents is what I am most proud of. His work ethic, positive attitude, and passion for the sport are second to none. He has a bright future ahead of him.”
East Liverpool’s weight class champions included Howard Williams (132) and Skylor Wooley (220).
Beaver Local will return to action on Saturday in the Div. II Steubenville sectional, while East Liverpool will wrestle in the Div. II sectional at Claymont.
STANDINGS: 1. Beaver 234.5; 2. Indian Creek 202; 3. Martins Ferry 153; 4. Buckeye Local 98; 5. East Liverpool 96; 6. Harrison Central 87; St. Clairsville 87; 8. Union Local 82.5; 9. Bellaire 49; 10. Edison 30.
First: Justin Sampson 10, Harrison Central
Second: Kaydon Bobby 9, Beaver
Third: Dylan Ward 9, Martins Ferry
Fourth: Clay Akers 9, Union Local
First: Trevor Herbert 10, Buckeye Local
Second: Justin Bucheit 12, East Liverpool
Third: Tyler Sipes 10, Indian Creek
Fourth: Cameron Henderson 11, Beaver
First: Nate Witsberger 9, St. Clairsville
Second: Nathan Cox 11, Beaver
Third: Servacio Lopez 9, Harrison Central
First: Jaymin Salsberry 10, Beaver
Second: Shane Lucey 10, Indian Creek
Third: Alex Wood 9, St. Clairsville
Fourth: Landon Crum 9, Union Local
First: Howard Williams 11, East Liverpool
Second: John Woodburn 11, Beaver
Third: C.J. Spencer 9, Indian Creek
Fourth: Nathaniel Gibson 10, Union Local
First: Brian Palmer 11, Buckeye Local
Second: Dominic Paterra 9, Indian Creek
Third: Dorian Jackson 10, Beaver
Fourth: Brody Myers 9, Union Local
First: Cole McComas 12, Beaver
Second: Hayden Johnson 12, Edison
Third: Jeremy Brown 11, Indian Creek
Fourth: Kaleb Bailey 11, East Liverpool
First: Jonathan Potts 11, Beaver
Second: Brady Crum 11, Union Local
Third: Austin DaRe 11, St. Clairsville
Fourth: Reese Spencer 10, Indian Creek
First: Cody Albaugh 12, Bellaire
Second: Chase Goff 11, Martins Ferry
Third: Bryce Wade 12, Harrison Central
Fourth: Claude Romshak 11, Union Local
First: Kameron Hughes 11, Martins Ferry
Second: Hayden Wallace 12, Harrison Central
Third: Brandon Mamie 10, Bellaire
Fourth: Gavin Dondzila 10, Indian Creek
First: Austin Starr 10, Indian Creek
Second: Charles Smith 12, Buckeye Local
Third: Nicholas Wukotich 12, Beaver
Fourth: Noah Duck 11, Martins Ferry
First: Reese Skaggs 11, St. Clairsville
Second: Elijah Llewellyn 9, Indian Creek
Third: Richard McFarland 12, Martins Ferry
Fourth: Alexio Morales 11, Buckeye Local
First: Skylor Wooley 12, East Liverpool
Second: Zakary Dobson 10, Martins Ferry
Third: Tyler Smarrella 12, Indian Creek
Fourth: Tristan Murphy 10, Beaver
First: Daniel Wirth 12, Beaver
Second: Ezekiel Bruney 10, Martins Ferry
Third: Evan Merryman 12, Indian Creek
Fourth: Jamison Stiles 9, Edison