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More than 170 fighters registered for Toughman Contest

Jan. 15, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- More than 170 fighters from around the region are ready to step into the ring as Huntington's annual Toughman Contest gets underway Friday and continues Saturday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

The event is promoted by Jerry Thomas, of West Virginia Sports Promotions Inc.

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $20 for reserved seats and $30 for VIP ringside seats.

Gates open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and the first fights start at about 7:30. For more information call 1-800-296-0832.

Here are those signed up to compete listed by last name, first name, height and weight:

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (185 to 400 lbs): Adkins, Brent, Portsmouth, Ohio, 6-2 250; Anderson, Ray, Greenup, Ky. 6-1 240; Beckett, Michael, South Point, Ohio 6-1 275; Black, Joshua, West Hamlin, W.Va. 5-11 210; Blair, Adam Louisa, Ky. 6-1 220; Bray, David, Flatwoods, Ky. 6'0 300; Bunch, Joshua, Chesapeake, Ohio 6-4 285; Burdette, Corey, Marmet, W.Va. 6-0 265; Cline, Robert, Ashland, Ky. 6-3 310; Collins, Jeffrey, South Point, Ohio 6-0 220; Cook, Greg, Gallipolis, Ohio 5-8 230; Davids, Roy, Ashland, Ky. 6-5 298; Edmonds, Jeffrey, Ashton, W.Va. 6-0 275; Fields, Jordon, Gallipolis, Ohio 6-3 350; Freize, Daniel, Grayson, Ky. 6-1 185; Garrettson, Matt, Charleston, W.Va. 6-0 230; Gee, Aaron, Grayson, Ky. 6-7 320; Goodwin, Robert, Kenova, W.Va. 6-11 285; Henderson, Bill, Proctorville, Ohio 6-4 265; Holsinger, John, Greenup, Ky. 5-8 247; Howard, Jesse, Vanceburg, Ky. 6-0 215; Jarvis, Eric, Ashland, Ky. 5-9 215; Johnson, Calvin Huntington, W.Va. 5-11 220; Johnson, Ty, Ashland, Ky. 5-10 225; Jones, Floyd, Crown City, Ohio 6-0 215; Lawhorn, Jeff, Huntington, W.Va. 5-11 230; Lawson, Josh, Ashland, Ky. 5-10 195; Lopez II, Emmanuel, Huntington, W.Va. 6-1 240; McCallister, Paul, Charleston, W.Va. 5-11 230; Morgan, Chris, Otway, Ohio 5-11 250; Morrison, John Paul, Whitman, W.Va. 6-2 285; Mullins, Rich Huntington, W.Va. 6-2 245; Mullins, Tandy, Grayson, Ky. 6-1 270; Payton, Jermaine, Huntington, W.Va. 6-1 210; Pennington, Garrick, Grayson, Ky. 6-2 255; Pinson, David, Milton, W.Va. 6-0 210; Poplin, Rex, Greenup, Ky. 5-10 222; Ratliff, Timothy, Denton, Ky. 6'6 355; Shaffer, Gary, Grayson, Ky. 6-2 260; Simones, Cory, Portsmouth, Ohio 5-10 205; Smith, Scott, Cattlettsbrug, Ky. 6-1 240; Stapleton, Daniel, Crown City, Ohio 5-11 190; Stapleton, Patrick, Huntington, W.Va. 6-0 205; Taylor, JR, Grayson, Ky. 6-2 200; Valdridge, Eugene, Ironton, Ohio 5-8 192; Ward, Donald, Willow Wood, Ohio 5-9 230; Washington, Leron, Huntington, W.Va. 5-11 230; Whitt, Justin, Rush, Ky. 6-8 240; Wiles, Patrick, Huntington, W.Va. 5-9 190; Wood, David, Huntington, W.Va. 6'3 260

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (160 to 184 lbs):Adkins, Christopher Huntington, W.Va. 5-8 174; Aldridge, Chris, South Point, Ohio 6-4 184; Baccus, Matthew, Logan, W.Va. 6-3 180; Barker, Ryan, Charleston, W.Va. 5-2 160; Billups, Timothy, Huntington, W.Va. 6-4 183; Bledsoe, Jason, Milton, W.Va. 5-11 173; Bloomfield, Nicholas, Proctorville, Ohio 6-3 184; Brickey, Braydan, Sandy Hook, Ky. 5-9 180; Burdette, Jonathon, St. Albans, W.Va. 5-10 170; Chadwick, James, Lavalette, W.Va. 6-1 180; Clark, Andrew, Gallipolis, Ohio 5-8 184; Cobb, Matt Huntington, W.Va. 6-1 165; Crabtree, Brett, Crown City, Ohio 6-1 182; Davis, Jeffrey, Grayson, Ky. 5-6 170; Dunlap, Aaron, Tornado, W.Va. 5-11 184; Estep, Brian, Ruttland, Ohio 6-1 184; Farris, Richard, Barboursville, W.Va. 5-7 178; Fisher, Edward, Huntington, W.Va. 5-10 168; Flectcher, Steven Wayne, W.Va. 6-6 180; Foster, Geoff, Winfield, W.Va. 6-0 170; Froe, Gerald Portsmouth, W.Va. 6-0 180; Goad, Korey, Barboursville, W.Va. 6-0 184; Gue, Nathanial, Branchland, W.Va. 5-10 180; Hughes, Darrell, Raceland, Ky. 6-0 180; Hutcheson, Justin, Ashland, Ky. 5-11 183; Layne, Brian, South Point, Ohio 6-2 170; Mace, Robbie, Prestonsburg, Ky. 5-10 180; McCallister, Stephen, Lesage, W.Va. 5'7 170; Mecer, Henry, Apple Grove, W.Va. 5-11 180; Nelson, Dakota, Huntington, W.Va. 5-10 172; Pyle, Shane, Proctorville, Ohio 5-11 168; Rice, Allen, Grayson, Ky. 5-8 180; Rice, Brian, Kenova, W.Va. 5-10 180; Richards, Nathan, Owingsville, Ky. 6-0 170; Ross, Travis, Branchland, W.Va. 6'4 184; Taylor, Jimmy, Huntington, W.Va. 6-0 184; Thomasson, Kyle, Culloden, W.Va. 5-11 175; Turley, Nick, Huntington, W.Va. 6-3 180; Varney, Larry, Huntington, W.Va. 6-1 160; Walter, Craig, Ashland, Ky. 5-8 184; West, Michael, Louisa; Ky. 5-11 180; Wiley, Lance Flatgap, Ky. 6-2 184; Williams, Brandon Greenbottom, W.Va. 5-10 175; Workman, Joseph, Dingess, W.Va. 6-0 177; Wright, Bobby, Ashland, Ky. 5-9 175.

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (140 to 159 LBS): Ackerson, Jason, South Point, Ohio 5-9 155 ; Alford, Caleb, Griffithsville, W.Va. 5-11 143; Bellomy, Charles, Huntington, W.Va. 5-8 155; Blankenship, Jason, Inez, Ky. 5-9 159; Blankenship, Trent, Coal Grove, W.Va. 5-7 145; Bledsoe, TJ Barboursville, W.Va. 5-9 149; Boggs, Chris Sandy Hook, Ky. 5-7 145; Boiling, Willams Huntington, W.Va. 5-10 140; Butcher, Nathan, Huntington, W.Va. 6-0 155; Collins, Kendrick, Huntington, W.Va. 5-9 155; Creamer, John, Huntington, W.Va. 5-8 158; Davis, James, Ironton, Ohio 5-9 145; Diehl, Andrew, Gallipolis Ferry, Ohio 5-10 150; Edens, Eric, Ironton, Ohio 5-11 155; Edwards, Shane, Huntington, W.Va. 5-10 159; Fore, Chris, Walker, W.Va. 5-7 155; Gibson, Freddy Huntington, W.Va. 6-0 150; Goodrich, Chadwick Ironton, Ohio 5-10 145; Hatcher, Brian, Hurricane, W.Va. 6-2 155; Holbrook, Zac, Scottown, Ohio 5'11 150; Howard, Jesse, Ashland, Ky. 5-9 155; Hunt, Jarrod, Owingsville, Ky. 6-2 155; Jones, Bobby, South Point, Ohio 6-0 145; Jones, Brent, Winfield, W.Va. 5-10 153; Keen, Charles, Huntington, W.Va. 5-8 155; Killmer, Braxton, Charleston, W.Va. 5-6 141; Lafon, Eric Proctorville, Ohio 5-7 148; McGuire, Mike, Grahn, Ky. 5-10 153; Panell, Daniel, Huntington, W.Va. 5-6 145; Parker, Travis, Russell, Ky. 5-10 153; Perry, Robert, Huntington, W.Va. 5'11 153; Porter, Bobby, South Point, Ohio 5-11 159; Pyles, Steven, Argillite, Ky. 6-1 150; Russell, Jack, Gallipolis, Ohio 6-0 155; Scarlotti, Corey, Ironton, W.Va. 5-8 140; Singer, Michael, Scottown, Ohio 5-4 141; Smith, Jeff, Branchland, W.Va. 6-0 155; Smtih, Kevin, Bidwell, Ohio 6-1 158; Stephens, Mason Wayne, W.Va. 5-5 153; Taylor, Casey Gallipolis, Ohio 5-11 159; Toler, Terry Huntington, W.Va. 5-6 140; Twinam. Cory Catlettsburg, Ky. 5-8 158; Tyler, Shaun, Huntington, W.Va. 6-1 159; Ward, Randy, Proctorville, Ohio 6-2 151; Whiteman, Jonathon, Gallipolis, Ohio 6-6 159; Wilburn, Josh Grayson, Ky. 5-7 150; Wiles, Carl Huntington, W.Va. 5-6 159; Wilks, Philip, Chesapeake, Ohio 5-9 155; Willis, Josh Sias, W.Va. 5-6 140; Wright,Claude Ashland, Ky. 5-10 159.

WOMEN'S HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (OVER 155 LBS): Anewishki, Tasha, Ona, W.Va. 5-3 220; Daniels, Brittany, Ironton, Ohio 5-4 195; Gibson, Britany, Ashland, Ky. 5-8 163; Houston, Dawn, South Point, Ohio 5-4 220; Ison, Toni, Ironton, Ohio 5-2 200; Lycans, Sonny Ann, Charleston, W.Va. 5-6 180; Moore, Kaitlyn, Lake, W.Va. 6-1 290; Poling, Geneva, Huntington, W.Va. 5-5 160; Smith, Monica, Gallipolis, Ohio 5-7 170; Work, Jessica, Martinsville, W.Va. 5-10 180

WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (UP TO 155 LBS): Amor, Abbie, Culloden, W.Va. 5-4 147; Belcher, Darlene, Hurricane, W.Va. 5-3 152; Campbell, April, Roanoke, Va. 5-4 130; Felix, Heather, Culloden, W.Va. 5-4 150; Griffin, Nikki, Flatwoods, Ky. 5-4 135; Hixon ,Kayla Daniell, Grantsville, W.Va. 5-6 125; Jackson, Holly, Grayson, Ky. 5-2 116; Marcum, Samantha, Fort Gay, W.Va. 5-7 154; Mayes, Toya Gallipolis, Ohio 5-7 142; Perkins, Meghan, Hurricane, W.Va. 5-7 145; Spencer, Brianna Gallipolis, Ohio 5-7 118.

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