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Panthers finish ninth in state meet

Cabot’s Eric Cooley battles Greenwood’s Taylor Compton in the finals of the 138-pound weight class. Compton won by major decision. (Photo by Kelly Brown)
Cabot’s Eric Cooley battles Greenwood’s Taylor Compton in the finals of the 138-pound weight class. Compton won by major decision. (Photo by Kelly Brown)
Cabot’s Cameron Pitchford battles Mountain Home’s Jordan Petersen in the fifth-place match of the 105-pound weight class Saturday. Pitchford won by decision. (Photo by Kelly Brown)
Cabot’s Cameron Pitchford battles Mountain Home’s Jordan Petersen in the fifth-place match of the 105-pound weight class Saturday. Pitchford won by decision. (Photo by Kelly Brown)
Cabot’s Michael Morgan wrestles Springdale Har-Ber’s Nathan Washburn in the fifth-place match. (Photo by Kelly Brown)
Cabot’s Michael Morgan wrestles Springdale Har-Ber’s Nathan Washburn in the fifth-place match. (Photo by Kelly Brown)

The Cabot Panthers finished ninth in the 6A-7A State Wrestling Tournament at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock over the weekend.

Cabot had two wrestlers, Austin Dye and Erik Cooley, finish as runner-up in their respective weight classes.

Dye looked dominant throughout before narrowly losing a decision in the finals in the 113-pound division. Dye won his first four matches by pin, then was upset 1-0 in the finals.

In the 138-pound weight class, Cooley took his first win by pin, won his quarterfinal match 9-5 and his semifinal match 7-4. Cooley, 26-1 on the season, fell to Greenwood’s Taylor Compton in the finals. Compton finished his season 46-1.

Cam Pitchford finished in fifth place in the 106-pound class. Pitchford won his first two matches with pin then a loss sent him to the consolation bracket semifinals. He lost that match, but bounced back to take the fifth-place match 4-3.

Michael Morgan, wrestling at 145 pounds, began with a bye and a technical fall 16-1 win. A 7-5 win in the quarterfinals sent him to the semifinals, where he lost his next match. Morgan lost in the consolation semis and couldn’t quite get ahead in the fifth-place match.

Delton Farinelli (120) won his first match by pin, then lost his final two. Hayden Mills (126) won a pair of matches by pins sandwiched around a pair of losses. Gage Long (132) won his first by pin before being put out of the tournament. Jerrod Wheeler (170) lost his opener, but came back with a win by pin before his final loss. Austin Jones (220) had a 3-2 win between losses, while Harris Sutton (285) had a win by pin and a win by points before being put out. Nathan Bundren (195) faced some stiff competition in his two losses for Cabot.

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