Wrestling: Airline wins Lone Survivor tournament

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The Airline Vikings won the Lone Survivor Wrestling Tournament by the narrowest of margins at Parkway on Saturday.

The Vikings amassed 171 points. Live Oak finished second with 170. Host Parkway was third with 154 and Benton finished fourth with 97.
Airline’s Christian Walden, who went undefeated, was named Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weight divisions.

Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-Tribune Airline’s Christian Walden won the 145-pound division in the Lone Survivor tournament at Parkway Saturday. He was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weight classes.
Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-Tribune
Airline’s Christian Walden won the 145-pound division in the Lone Survivor tournament at Parkway Saturday. He was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weight classes.
Walden won the 145-pound class with a 12-2 decision over Parkway’s Nathan Pitts.

Airline’s Tony Lococo and DJ Evans also won. Lococo defeated Parkway’s Hunter Huckaby 15-7 at 138 pounds. Evans pinned Live Oak’s Kyle Robers in 3:11 at 160 pounds.

Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-Tribune Parkway’s Zac Funderburk won the 152-pound division in the Lone Survivor tournament Saturday at Parkway.
Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-Tribune
Parkway’s Zac Funderburk won the 152-pound division in the Lone Survivor tournament Saturday at Parkway.
Other parish champions were Benton’s Hayden Shankle (113), Parkway’s Matthew Pitts (126) and Parkway’s Zac Funderburk (152).

Shankle pinned Parkway’s Garrett Strozier in 5:01 in the championship match. Pitts won a 13-3 decision over Tristan Andrews. Funderburk edged Austin Many of Riverdale 7-6.

Other parish runner-up finishers were Airline’s JuJu Jones (120), Benton’s Jordan White (170), Bossier’s Isaiah McKinsey (195) and Benton’s Chauncey Taylor (285).

Parish third-place finishers were Haughton’s Dylan Holliday (120), Airline’s Scott Prouty (132), Airline’s Keegan Gilligan (170) and Airline’s Eric McGuire (220).

— Russell Hedges, Press-Tribune