The 2019 traditional state tournament marks the first in which girls will wrestle in their own tournament. There are 10 weight classes, and all of the state’s classifications are combined. Weight go as low as 95 and up to 225. Girls could always wrestling in GHSA varsity matches, but have not had their own division until sectionals qualifying last week.

Brookwood completed its three-peat on Saturday as the Broncos won the Region 7-AAAAAAA wrestling tournament held at Meadowcreek High School. Brookwood advanced all 14 of its wrestlers to next weekend’s sectionals at Lowndes.

Collins Hill’s Peter Smithson averaged 7.7 points per dive and totaled 56.65 points on the first day of county swim and dive championships. Four swimmers from different schools occupied the top four spots. Parkview’s Maxwell Pate edged North Gwinnett’s Nicholas Start for second place with 34.21 points. Stark’s 34.19 points settled him in third place in front of Hunter Misuraca from Mill Creek.

Meadowcreek wrestling coach Jose Helena has been telling Dominican wrestling coaches about Meadowcreek wrestler Joelliuis Rodriguez for more than a year now, and he officially received an invitation to train and compete against some of Latin America’s best wrestlers.

Eight Gwinnett County high school wrestling teams face a short turnaround from their region and area dual-meet championships at the state duals this weekend in Macon.