KVA's Currin takes second at state wrestling tourney

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 08:10 PM

Kerr-Vance’s Daniel Currin finished second in the state at 170 pounds as the two-day NCISAA wrestling state tournament concluded Saturday at Arden’s Christ School.

Currin lost 6-3 in the final to Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Sam Pruitt, the top-seeded wrestler at 170. Currin was No. 2.

“It was a good battle,” said KVA coach Rick Frampton. “They wrestled hard. It just wasn’t in the cards (for Daniel).”

Currin finished 36-8 on the season. All eight losses came to ranked opponents. Currin was the only wrestler Pruitt didn’t pin or defeat by technical fall this season.

Currin pinned a Christ School wrestler in the first period of the quarterfinals and pinned a Ravenscroft grappler in the second period of the semifinals.

Eighth-grader Jared Hicks took third for the Spartans at 120. He lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual state champion and responded by pinning his next three opponents. Caleb Weiss just missed making Day 2 for KVA, which brought six wrestlers to the tourney.

“I was very impressed with everybody,” said Frampton. “They really worked hard. They were great ambassadors for the school. We’re small on numbers, but mighty in heart. Now, we’ll try to get more numbers for next year.”