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Lancaster’s Wilmore and Parker earn medals at Lafayette Ram Rumble

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster had two medalists in last weekend’s Lafayette Ram Rumble in Williamsburg.

Adam Wilmore went 2-1 in the 195-pound weight class as the silver medalist. Wilmore claimed two pins en route to the championship match, pinning Fred West of Mathews in 35 seconds in his first match and pinning EJ Green of Lafayette in 2:48 in his second match. Wilmore drew a bye in the first round.

Mason Fiscella of Poquoson pinned Wilmore in 2:18 in the final.

Will Parker finished sixth in the 145 weight class after getting pinned by Manny Fernandez of Middlesex in 3:36 in the fifth place match. He went 4-3 in the tourney.

Parker won his first two matches, with a pin of Marianno Bassett of New Kent in 4:16 to open and a pin O’Hygie Johnson of Mathews in 3:48 in the second match.

Jesse Jones of Thomas Dale pinned Parker in 4:25 to drop him into the wrestleback bracket, where Parker pinned Josh Patterson of Lafayette in 3:43 then picked up a 6-4 decision over Joseph Morgan of South County.

Elijah Williams of Nansemond River pinned Parker in 3:49 to drop him into the fifth place match.

Lancaster’s Dominique Veney went 3-2, picking up an opening pin in 1:48 of Matt Prevette of Nansemond River before falling into the wrestleback bracket with a loss to Middlesex’s Caleb Bagley.

Veney picked up two more pins, one in 1:36 over Brandon Voros of Smithfield, and took a 10-6 decision over Leighton Fessman of New Kent. Cole Parks of Poquoson eliminated Veney.

Jacob Taft pinned Jadon Pierce of Kingsfork in 5:39 after an opening bye before dropping in to the wrestleback bracket with a loss to Kevin Nguyen of Lafayette. Matt Hensen of Nansemond River beat Taft by a 6-0 decision to knock him out of medal contention.

Poquoson produced five gold medalists in the 55-team tournament and finished with 260.5 points to lead team scoring. New Kent scored 185.5 points as the runner-up. Lancaster, Mathews and Middlesex were the only Region 1A teams competing. Lancaster finished with 62 points, Mathews 54.5 and Middlesex 46.

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