Winfield pushed through three to the quarterfinals. Joining Humphreys is Jimmy Clark at 160 and Isaac Reed at 145. Reed was one of the quickest off the mat, pinning Woodrow Wilson's Cody Van Dyke in 24 seconds.
Joining David Smith from Nitro is Hunter Skeens, who pinned Greenbrier East's Levi Nelson at 220. Other Class AAA winners from the Kanawha Valley were Jeremy Francis of Hurricane, who won a 4-2 decision over John Marshall's Cody Boles at 152, and Pat Vance of Capital, who won 11-5 over Jefferson's A.J. Pierson.
In Class AA-A, Herbert Hoover's Zane Weese remained undefeated in 46 matches, pinning Independence's Jacob Shrewsbury. Buffalo had two winners, getting a big boost by Ryan White's 3-2 win over 32-5 Cody Loudermilk of Greenbrier West at 220. Kyle Frazier won by pin at 195.
Kanawha Valley wrestlers went 14-20 for the evening. Those losing and thus falling into the consolation brackets were:
Favored Huntington and Parkersburg are tied for first in AAA with 34 points, with four-time defending champion Parkersburg South next at 33 and Washington fourth with 31. All four teams had nine winners, though the Highlanders missed on a 10th when Toney Kitts lost in overtime in the night's last match.
Point Pleasant, the AA-A champion the previous three years, is fifth with 27, with eight winning.
In a wide-open AA, Wirt County leads with 28 points, with eight Tigers winning matches. Independence and Clay County are second with 241/2, with North Marion and Greenbrier West at 24 and East Fairmont at 22.
Matches continue at 11:30 a.m. today, with quarterfinals and the first two rounds of the consolation brackets. The third session begins at 7:30, featuring the semifinals and the third-round consolation matches.
The consolation brackets play out in the early session Saturday, at 10:45 a.m., with championship matches beginning at 6 p.m. that day.
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130 or dougsm...@wvgazette.com or at twitter.com/dougsmock.