Written by Coach Sloan
This week the Lamar County Wrestling program wrestled in several matches. On Tuesday the Varsity team took on Americus Sumter, Alcovy, and Upson Lee. The team went 2-1 defeating Americus Sumter and Alcovy before falling to Upson Lee. With these two wins the Varsity won their 12th and 13th Duals of the season. They have wrestled really tough over the past couple of weeks and look forward to continuing that push into the post season. This weekend the High School will wrestle in the Area 2 AA Individual Tournament, those who finish in the top 4 will advance on to the State Sectional Tournament and have an opportunity to earn a place in the State Tournament February 11th-13th held at the Gwinnett Arena.
On Friday the Middle School Team wrestled at the Mt De Sales Middle School Invitational. The Middle School Team did extremely well with everyone of the wrestlers finishing in the top 3. Competing for the Middle School were Cayden Sloan Tournament Champion, Hunter Banks 2nd, Timothy Garrett 2nd, Chaz Hammock 2nd, Levi Banks 2nd, Terence Pennymen 3rd, Dakota Good 3rd, CJ Harris 3rd, Jadyn Tallman 3rd, and Brandon Bloodworth 3rd. The Middle School will wrestle this Friday at Upson Lee in their League Championships.
On Sunday the Youth Program and some of the Middle School team wrestled in a USA Tournament hosted by the Lovett School. The program had 13 kids participate and all of them medaled. Wrestling in this event were: Dakota Good Tournament Champion, Timothy Garrett Tournament Champion, Jadyn Tallman Tournament Champion, Chaz Hammock Tournament Champion, Reid Flournoy Tournament Champion, Cayden Sloan 2nd, Matthew Stone 2nd, Johnny Stone 3rd, Samuel Blevins 3rd, Jacob Gibson 3rd, Jett Abrams 3rd, Solomon Arnold 3rd, and Hunter Hammock 3rd.