High school wrestling: Airline wins fourth straight Northwest Louisiana regional title; Parkway runner-up – Kentucky News

High school wrestling: Airline wins fourth straight Northwest Louisiana regional title; Parkway runner-up – Kentucky News

The Airline Vikings won their fourth straight Northwest Louisiana Regional Wrestling Tournament title Saturday at Parkway.

Airline scored 199 points to 182 for runner-up Parkway. North DeSoto was third with 119 and Byrd fourth with 110.5. Benton finished sixth with 88 and Bossier seventh with 69.5.

Fourteen schools competed in the tournament.

Airline and Parkway wrestlers won 11 of the 14 weight classes.

Vikings senior All-American Christian Walden finished undefeated in his regional tournament career with a fourth straight title. He pinned North DeSoto’s Cody Hickman in 2 minutes, 12 seconds in the 160-pound weight class title match.

With three victories in the tournament, Walden improved his record to 42-0, according to trackwrestling.com.

Other Airline winners were Dakota Brace (106 pounds), Peyton Bass (113), Tyler Eckman (120), Josh Partin (138), Darrell Evans (182) and Matt Salinas (195).

Parkway’s winners were Trey Fontenot (126), Trevor Tamburo (132), Toby Fontenot (145) and Ryan Huckaby (152).

Benton’s Jordan Myles won the 170-pound class. The only two champions from outside Bossier Parish were Lakeside’s Noah Willis (220) and DJ Harvey (285).

Airline and Parkway wrestlers went head-to-head in five championship matches.

Brace pinned freshman Joshua Keeler in 5:48. Eckman pinned Darryl Nicholas Jr. in 5:46.

Trey Fontenot edged Thomas Barringer 6-4 in a battle of sophomores. In another close match, Tamburo got past Tucker Almond 8-5.

Partin pinned Matthew Pitts in 1:40, reaching the 43-victory mark. Pitts (34-4), who has three victories over Partin this season, has also had a very…

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