After another strong GHSA state wrestling traditional wrestling tournament, the future looks just as bright for Gwinnett individuals and teams.
Team runner-up finishes by Collins Hill and Buford highlight Gwinnett’s weekend at the GHSA State Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon.
Gwinnett’s female wrestlers find a league of their own, and other notes from the GHSA’s State Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Office of Athletics, Student Activities and Community Schools will host its Athlete/Parent Informational Night on Wednesday at Peachtree Ridge High School’s theater.
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.
Big changes have coaches and competitors making adjustments as the Georgia High School Associaiton’s State Traditional Wrestling Championships get underway.
Lanier back up is Region 8-AAAAAA Duals championship with a victory in the traditional region tournament last weekend, while Dacula’s wrestling team racked up four individual titles in the meet.
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.
With less than two weeks of turnaround from the duals portion of the postseason, Gwinnett’s high school wrestling teams have already shifted gears towards focusing on the traditional format tournaments.
Gwinnett’s high school wrestling team shifts its focus from the GHSA state duals towards the traditional-format tournament portion of the 2018-19 season.
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.
Neither Buford nor Mountain View could find the right matchups in falling in their respective classification finals at the GHSA’s state wrestling duals championships.
The Buford and Mountain View wrestling teams won their semifinal matches Friday night, advancing to the finals of the Georgia High School Association’s State Duals.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Athletic and Activities Department will host its free Booster Essentials Program at two locations in the near future.
Gwinnett County wrestling made a major statement Thursday evening, sending three teams into the Class AAAAAAA State Duals semifinals.
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.
After a strong showing with a third-place finish in the county traditional tournament last week, Brookwood rode that momentum on Saturday in the Region 7-AAAAAAA duals at Parkview High School.
A Garrett Spikes pin at 195 pounds kept the streak alive as Mountain View rallied to defeat Collins Hill 36-33 in the Region 6-AAAAAA duals on Saturday at Peachtree Ridge High School.
Coming into Saturday’s Region 8-AAAAAAA duals at Rockdale County, all eyes were on the host Bulldogs, who were looking to repeat as champions and nab the No. 1 seed for next weekend’s championships at the Macon Centerplex.
After Saturday evening’s wrestling finished up at Mountain View, Collins Hill returned to a familiar spot, even if it hasn’t been there in awhile.
The end of Harrison Spikes' sophomore season was painful and led him to a realization. Spikes, a three-sport athlete at Mountain View, started wrestling when he was 5. Talent and experience had been enough to keep Spikes on a steady arc of progress.
Justin Oldknow and David Key helped Brookwood’s wrestling team place 14th out of 41 teams at last weekend’s Knockout Classic in Osceola, Fla.
Four Buford wrestlers won individual championships, helping the team to a runner-up finish at this past weekend’s Mount Mat Madness Tournament in Baltimore.
Three Buford wrestlers won championships at the prestigious Kansas City Stampede, which featured 40 of the nation’s top teams from nine different states.
The shorthanded Mountain View wrestling team finished eighth in the Bradley Central (Tenn.) Invitational over the weekend.