The North Myrtle Beach High School Chiefs wrestling team ended their regular season last Wednesday with a 67-6 victory over Myrtle Beach at the Chiefs gym. It was senior night as senior players and their families were honored before the match. When things got going, the Chiefs showed why they are region champions by winning all but one individual pairing.
In the results that follow, the weight class of the individual wrestler is in parenthesis.
The first two matches were won by forfeit by Yeriel Reyes (106) and EJ Vereen (113) of North Myrtle Beach.
In the 120 pound class Naszeir Bellamy pinned Jax Hanvey in 4:55. (145) Jackie Gore won by forfeit. (152) No match was held. (160) Chiefs Andre Giddens pinned Victor Quiroz in 1:15. Chase Simmons (170) won by forfeit. (126) Rodrigo Velazquez (NMB) pinned Camden Allen in 1:26. (132) Jaylan Moses won a major decision over Gilad Habibi by a 9-1 margin.
(138) MJ Michaud of North Myrtle Beach won by forfeit. (182) Seahawk wrestler Navrus Abrahimov pinned NMB’s Shawn Plotnikov in :52. (195) Marcelous Livingston and (220) Curtis Wolfe won by forfeit.
The final match of the competition was won by Malachi Black (285) over Seahawk Quamil Smalls by a 3-2 score in UTB, or ultimate tie-breaker. The score was tied 2-2 after three two-minute periods. In extra time neither could score a point in the 30 second tie-breaker periods. Black was able to prevail for the point and victory in the third extra time.
Coach Chris Mazyck was pleased with his team’s season. “We have a very young group, mostly freshmen and sophomores. At the beginning of the season we laid out a plan with team goals and we discussed the team’s philosophy in order to get rid of distractions and get the players focused. They all bought into the program and have been working with a warrior mentality. They are a bunch of classy kids who have worked hard to get to this point. There is no ceiling as to where we can go. We have work to do and I feel we are poised to make a run for the state championship,” Mazyck said.
The Chiefs begin their playoff competition on February 2 and according to coach Mazyck are hosting in North Myrtle Beach until they lose.