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Two 2017 all-state wrestlers compete in the 182lb weight class during Wednesday’s match between Culpeper and Eastern View. The Blue Devil’s George Mosley looks up at the clock as time runs out while wrestling against his opponent, the Cyclones’ CJ Taylor. Mosley won the match.

Eastern View’s wrestling team took home victories in eight out of 14 weight classes on its way to a 48-25 win at Culpeper on Wednesday night.

Junior Dillon Werth, who won the Class 4 state championship in the 120-pound weight class last season, got the Cyclones on the board early by shutting out the Blue Devils’ Trinity Berry 6-0.

Senior Austin Kolikes won his match in the 138-pound division, 6-0, over Culpeper’s Alan Tunsford. Freshman Nick Nazzaro was also impressive for Eastern View, as he posted a 6-0 win of his own over Stephen Csontos at 145 pounds.

The Cyclones did not have the services of junior Drew Shurina (152 lbs) or senior Zach Brown (220) for this match, as both just transitioned to the mat this week after helping lead Eastern View’s football team to the state semifinals. Brown, like Werth, was a state champion in his weight class a year ago.

For the Blue Devils, Mason Breeden (132), George Moseley (182) and Alexander Csontos (285) won their respective matches 4-0, 3-0 and 6-0.

Eastern View will next compete in the U.S. Army Classic on Friday afternoon in Tennessee.

Culpeper takes to the mat again on Friday, when it participates in the Harrisonburg High School Invitational.

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Devin Payne is a correspondent for the Star-Exponent.

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