Locals claim Toughman crowns

The Inter-Mountain photos by Kevin Hostetler Two fighters compete in the 15th annual Original Toughman Contest at Elkins High School Saturday

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

Rosemont.

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.

Elkins Toughman champion Dakota ‘The Lone Wolf’ Linger of Buckhannon faces Dwayne Shelton.

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.

Area women compete to be named Miss Ring Girl.

The Inter-Mountain photos by Kevin Hostetler Area women compete to be named Miss Ring Girl.

Samantha Pill and Kerestan North square off in a professional fight during the 15th annual Orignal Toughman Contest in Elkins Saturday

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