Easley wrestlers qualify for Upperstate meet

EASLEY — Six wrestlers from Easley High School qualified for the Class AAAA Upperstate meet by placing in the top four in their respective weight class during the Region 1-AAAA meet at Wren Saturday.
Wilson Page (189 pounds), Josh Riley (119) and R.J. Irvine (135) each placed second for the Green Wave while Riley Wengerd (140) was third. Rusty Carter (171) and James Fair (112) also qualified for the Upperstate, scheduled for Feb. 19 at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.
The top four finishers at the Upperstate meet will advance to the state tournament Feb. 25-26 at the Anderson Civic Center.
Easley also had three wrestlers win gold and four win bronze during the Pickens County High School Wrestling Tournament Jan. 26 at Pickens High School.
Riley won his second consecutive county title in the 119-pound weight class. Page (189) and Fair (112) also won gold. Taking bronze in the event were Wengerd, Jeffery Budesheim (103), Bryan Morgan (145) and Brandon Montz (171.
The Green Wave are coached by Jeff Harris and Adam Kern.