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L-E, Chapin expected to dominate 4-3A mat tournament

Lugoff-Elgin and Chapin should dominate at the Region 4-3A wrestling tournament Friday at L-E. The field also includes A.C. Flora, Fairfield Central, Lower Richland and Chester.

With the region championship already determined during the regular season, the tournament will serve as an individual qualifier for the Lower State tournament next month. The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the LS event for shots at advancing to the state individual tournament at the end of February.

Lugoff-Elgin, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, defeated sixth-ranked Chapin 49-15 on Tuesday to clinch the region title. The Demons (18-3 overall) finished with a 5-0 region mark. The Eagles closed the regular season at 17-2, 4-1. L-E and Chapin are the region’s entries in the Class 3A state playoffs that begin on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

The Demons starting lineup at the region tournament features TJ Branham (26-5 at 103), Tony Murphy (28-9 at 112), Justin Farmer (5-12 at 119), Justin McClester (34-4 at 125), Blake Tillman (23-5 at 130), Alonzo Grant (21-8 at 135), Will Myers (17-9 at 140), Zack Connell (22-8 at 145), Will Graham (23-9 at 152), Stephen Bonaparte (17-10 at 160), Will Connell (31-7 at 171), Max Fowler (31-10 at 189), Colby Jones (8-3 at 215) and Jonathan McManus (17-15 at 285).

Chapin’s lineup includes Stuart Hope (31-5 at 103, Russell Smigelski (16-15 at 112), Barrett Owens (22-3 at 119), Nate Polly (30-6 at 125), Matt Hite (10-3 at 130), North Hollingsworth (5-1 at 135), Zach Quasney (25-9 at 140), Cody Carraway (13-5 at 145), Ben Monroe (27-2 at 152), Emerson Shaw (28-2 at 160), Cory Cromer (21-11 at 171), Brandon Owens (9-8 at 189), Adam Taylor (11-13 at 215) and Nick Wohlers (20-10 at 285).

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