Black Watch sends eight wrestlers to state

Eight out of 21 wrestlers qual­ify for state tour­na­ment

The Covington News - - Sports - By Alan Howard

The Black Watch wrestling squad, a Team Ge­or­gia USA Youth Wrestling Club out of Cov­ing­ton, sent 21 youth wrestlers last week­end to qual­ify for the state wrestling tour­na­ment, which will be held March 14 at White­wa­ter in Fayette.

In their in­au­gu­ral sea­son, the wrestlers com­peted at two of the state’s five state qual­i­fier tour­na­ments, which were held in Fayette, Roswell, Jef­fer­son, Car­rolton and Cam­den.

Coached by Greg Brick­ell and William Wells, Kevin Thompson, Jeremy Fuller and Alex Conn com­peted at the state qual­i­fier tour­na­ment at Car­roll­ton.

Mean­while, Jack­son Wheeler, Austin Parish, SamWalden, Ste­vie Howard, A.J. Howard, Alex Parish, Rory Bar­ber, Gabriel Court­man, William Gann, Jed Wheeler, Daniel Whit­low, Dal­ton Wheeler, Bran­don Gatt, Adam Walden, Zach Hutch­e­son, Kyle Bar­ronton and Kyle Wright wres­tled at the qual­i­fier at Jef­fer­son, and were coached by Gabe Ga­mada­nis and Micheal Liab.

A wrestler must fin­ish in the top three of his re­spec­tive weight and age group with one qual­i­fier (the most crowded) tak­ing the top four wrestlers. So, to qual­ify for the state wrestling tour­na­ment a wrestler would be one of the top (16) wrestlers in his re­spec­tive age and weight class in the state.

Conn was the only wrestler to fin­ish first place in his weight and age class of 14 and un­der 190 pounds.

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four sec­ond place qual­i­fiers, in­clud­ing A.J. Howard (12 and un­der 85), Gatt (12 and un­der 91), Wheeler (12 and un­der 112) and Fuller (14 and un­der 175).

The third place state qual­i­fiers were Bar­ber (12 and un­der 95) and Daniel Whit­low (12 and un­der 130).

For more in­for­ma­tion about Black Watch Wrestling, con­tact Ga­mada­nis at (404) 9358886 or send e-mail to gabegama@ya­

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