Black Watch Wrestling finishes fourth during Ola Mustang Open
Local wrestlers ready for the state qualifiers
MCDONOUGH — The Black Watch Wrestling team from Covington placed fourth at the Ola High School Mustang Open in Henry County on Saturday.
Black Watch, which scored 187 points overall, was among 30 teams competing with over 300 youth wrestlers.
With wrestlers in five different age classes — 6 and under, 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under — the Black Watch squad did very well, consider- ing it only had 16 wrestlers register for the event.
The Union Grove Junior Wolverine Wrestling Club from Henry County had 63 wrestlers registered at the tournament, taking first place with 550 overall points.
Team Walton from Walton County (27 wrestlers) placed second with 233 points. Peachtree City Wrestling Club from Fayette County (30 Wrestlers) took third with 230 points.
The Black Watch wrestlers who placed were Jackson Wheeler (8 under 55, third), Austin Parish (8 under 75, fourth), Alex Parish (12 under 95, fourth), Rory Barber (12 under 95, third), Jed Wheeler (12 under 112, second), Dalton Wheeler (14 under 77-84, second) and Kevin Thompson (14 under 112-120, fourth).
It was the largest showing at a tournament for the newly formed youth wrestling team.
With some middle school wrestlers able to compete since the ending of wrestling season and several first-time wrestlers starting to get more involved, Black Watch Wrestling hopes to have a strong showing for the state qualifiers on March 1. The top three in each weight/age class will then head to the state tournament on March 8 at Parkview High School.
For more information about Black Watch Wrestling, contact Gabe Gamadanis at (404)935-8886 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.