Eight Pulaski County High School wrestlers will now travel to Eastern View High School to compete in the Group 4A North Regional wrestling after making a solid showing in the Conference 24 Championships this past weekend at Jefferson Forest High School.
Topping the list was Cougar senior J.D. Sutphin, who took the Conference championship in the 285 pound weight class. Sutphin currently holds a 16-3 overall record this season.
Two other Cougar seniors were just moments away from also earning a championship, but after extremely tough matches earned second place finishes.
Bret Smith holds an overall record of 15-14 for the season in the 220 pound weight class. Heath White has earned an overall record of 27-6 in the 195 pound weight class.
Two Cougars also ended the Conference meet with third place finishes.
Senior Kaleb Nelson holds an overall record of 22-7 in the 120 pound weight class. Sophomore Zach Parmalee holds a 21-8 record in the 132 pound weight class.
Three Cougars came out of the Conference meet with fourth place finishes. Junior Cody Semones holds a 21-15 record in the 126 pound weight class. Sophomore Marcus Lawson currently has a 20-15 record in the 106 pound weight class, and sophomore Ian Jarrells holds a 17-16 record in the 113 pound weight class.
The Cougars will head to Eastern View High School Feb. 14 and 15 to attempt to earn a shot at the State finals, which will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Salem Civic Center.