Locals claim Toughman crowns
ELKINS — The 15th annual Original Toughman Contest served up crowd-pleasing amateur fights and a pair of professional bouts as well at the Elkins High School gymnasium Friday and Saturday.
In the Men’s Divisions, the Heavyweight Class (185-400 lbs) was won by Jason Moore of Grafton. The runner-up was Matthew Woodson of
The Light Heavyweight (160-184 lbs.) champion was Jeff Hibbs of Buckhannon, with Neil Parsons of Kingwood claiming the runner-up slot.
In the Middleweight (140-159 lbs.) class, Dillon Nuzum of Philippi was crowned champion, while Danny Groves of Terra Alta was the runner-up.
The Lightweight (up to 139 lbs.) champ was David Malcomb of Frametown, with Ronnie Dominquez of Cowen being the runner-up.
Abby Elliot of Elkins was named Miss Ring Girl.
Jerry Thomas’s West Virginia Sports Promotions, Inc. and the Elkins High School Athletic Department presented the event. This year’s competition was sponsored by Performance Chevy, Elkins Express Care, the North Central West Virginia Airport, 5 News WDTV, 98.9 WDNE and Network West Virginia.