#MurderCreek: Pace 1st, Milton 4th

EAST BREWTON, AL — Milton and Pace both competed in the same four-team roundrobin venue on Saturday at the Murder Creek Melee, hosted by W S Neal HS.

The Pace group held off Gulf Shores, 137.5-136, for the venue victory, while Milton was fourth, with 86 points.

The tournament was staged — per Trackwrestling — at three different venues, likely to create better opportunities for social distancing.

Pace had 11 wrestlers with better than .500 records, taking first in six of the 10 weight classes contested. Milton had five wrestlers over the .500 mark and one champion.

Results from the event can be found HERE.

Pace will next compete at district rival Gulf Breeze’s Andrews Institute Duals on Saturday. Milton will host district rival Tate in a Wednesday night dual.

Team scores: 1. Pace 137.5. 2. Gulf Shores AL 136. 3. Northside Methodist AL 99. 4. Milton 86.
Championship matches —
106: William Mitchell (Pace) d. Simmons (Gulf Shores), 12-5.
113: Helena Alcantar (Pace) md. Bailey (Northside), 23-10.
120: Brock Wells (Milton) p. Sullivan (Gulf Shores), :21.
126: Knight (Gulf Shores) p. Austin Wragg (Pace), 3:40.
138 (no 132): Glosson (Gulf Shores) p. Cooper (Gulf Shores), :47.
145: David Lucky (Pace) p. Malachi Roberts (Pace), 1:26.
152: Gage Weir (Pace) p. Michael McCain (Milton), 1:56.
170 (no 160): Jordan Baxter (Pace) tf. Austin Madden (Pace), 16-0, 2:15.
195 (no 182): Nick Adams (Pace) fft over Krystopher Collins (Pace).
285 (no 220): Schepher (Gulf Shores) p. Evans (Northeast), :34.

Pace: Sophomore Gage Weir (152) made his introduction, that we’ve seen, a good one against varsity competition, going 4-0 to win his bracket. Weir had four pins in 7:50, with his opening-round pin over Milton’s McCain the effective title match. His longest match was in round 2, where he falled Northside Methodist’s Gage Rhodes, who took third, in 3:08.
Milton: Sophomore Brock Wells (120) had five first-period falls in winning his bracket. Wells needed just 4:34 to complete his day, with his longest match a fall in 1:50 over third-place Carson Corcoran of Gulf Shores in the fourth round.

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