Whitmire takes gold for BPWC

HOPKINS — The Berkshire-Pickens Wrestling Club opened the USAW season in a big way last week, traveling to Lower Richland High School and garnishing six medals.

Liberty’s Garrett Whitmire claimed the first gold of the club’s season when he won the Cadet 119-lb. Division in the Greco-Roman competition. Whitmire also took a silver in the Freestyle competition.
Teammate Nathan Gilstrap, also of Liberty, grabbed a silver in the Junior 145-lb. weight class in Greco-Roman and a bronze in the Freestyle competition.

Liberty’s Dolan Holder captured the silver in Cadet 215-lb. Greco-Roman and fellow Liberty wrestler

Aaron Daves took the silver in the 145-lb. Cadet Division in the Freestyle competition.

BPWCwill host a USAW tournament at Liberty High School April 9, before heading to Hanahan High for a competition April 16.

The wrestlers will travel to an Ironman at Greenwood April 29-May 1, compete at Rock Hill High May 7 and West-Oak High May 14. The final competition of the season will be the following week, May 21, when BPWC wrestlers head to the USAW State Championships at Dutch Fork High.