The Rams had five wrestlers finish in the top four in the tournament, coming away with a second-place finish, while the Braves placed three and wound up finishing 10th.
Cheraw only carried seven varsity wrestlers to the tournament.
"To only take 10 wrestlers, and three of those be JV kids, I'm very happy to have finished 10th," Cheraw head coach Brad Porter said.
The Braves were short Brandon Jacobs and John Ellison, who are nursing injuries they suffered earlier in the season. Courtney Johnson and Andre Garvin were unable to attend for personal reasons.
Cheraw's Donte Isaac was the only Brave to win his weight class last Saturday, claiming first place in the 119-pound division. Going 4-0 marked Isaac's first career win at the Blue Devil Invitational.
Other Braves to place at the tournament were 103-pound Dameon Pegues, who fought his way to a second place, and 130-pound Jermaine Robinson, who finished fourth.
Chesterfield's finish marked the fourth tournament this year where the Rams placed second.
"It was a good weekend for us," Chesterfield coach Lance Abernathy said. "We placed five guys (in the top four spots) and had several others who wrestled well but fell just short of placing. I think if we'd have had one or two more guys place, we could've won."
For more information on this story, please read the Jan. 15, 2004 edition of the Chronicle/Advertiser.