Daylon Duncan

Daylon Duncan of Kenwood was selected as the Outstanding Lightweight wrestler of the Bluebird’s Best of the Nest duals tournament.

Kenwood took fourth place in the team standings while Bluebird wrestler Daylon Duncan was selected the Outstanding Lightweight wrestler as the weather-delayed Best of the Nest duals tournament was completed on February 1.

Manchester Valley defeated Archbiship Curley for the tournament title, while host Kenwood fell to Lackey in the consolation match.

Duncan was the top wrestler at 147 pounds, with 45 total points.

Greg Griffin of Chopticon was named the tournament’s outstanding heavyweight wrestler.

Kenwood’s Nick Kanidoh took second at 287 pounds behind Dulaney’s Nick Schiefelbein,45 points to 33. Favor Agoura finished third overall at 197 pounds for the Bluebirds.

Charles Huntley III placed fourth at 172 pounds and Trevor Campbell took fourth overall at 220 pounds.

Sulyvan Esparza wrapped up Kenwood’s individual accomplishments in the duals tournament by finishing with the sixth-best record at 115 pounds.

Kenwood was to compete in the Class 3A North regional duals tournament on Wednesday at C. Milton Wright.

The winner advances to the Class 3A state duals championship tournament.

The Bluebirds (13-1) finished with the same record as the Mustangs (13-1), but C. Milton Wright earned the tie-breaker for the top seed and the right to host the tournament.

Kenwood was to wrestle Edgewood (10-4) in the first round while C. Milton Wright wrestled fourth-seeded Bel Air (9-5). The winners will meet in the championship match immediately after the semifinal round.

Kelly Bailey took fifth overall at 108 pounds for Kenwood, Marc Taylor was fifth at 140 pounds and Nashawn Morgan was fifth at 184 pounds.

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