Havelock wrestlers beat New Bern, six others in tourney

Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 at 08:56 AM.

In the final bout on the first day of the Big Horn Duals, Havelock and New Bern went down to the wire in a team match between the Craven County rivals.

Corbin Simmons won in triple overtime to push the Rams past the Bears 39-36 on Friday evening.

Ten teams competed, all wrestling each other once, at the two-day dual team tournament. Four matches were held on Friday and the final five concluded on Saturday at Havelock High School.

Havelock went 7-2 with wins over Jacksonville (63-12), South Central (56-22), New Bern (39-36), First Flight (48-24), Southwest Onslow (48-27), West Carteret (45-29) and East Carteret (76-6). The Rams lost to Croatan (42-29) and Jack Britt (73-6).

“We know we have some things to work on. Everybody wrestled hard. The matches we thought were tough were tough,” Havelock coach Tommy Andrew said.

“The Jack Britt match, we kind of saw that coming. The Croatan match, there were some things we needed to work on. We felt like we could have won that match.”

New Bern won three of its nine dual matches. The Bears took down East Carteret (67-12), South Central (39-35) and Jacksonville (51-18).

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