Rock­mart wrestlers fin­ish third in Jacket In­vi­ta­tional

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Rock­mart wrapped up their an­nual Jacket In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment with a third place fin­ish as 2018 came to a close and the New Year be­gan, and got right back to work on the mats as the sea­son con­tin­ues on­ward.

The win­ners of the 2018 tour­na­ment saw Dar­ling­ton crowned vic­tors with 165 points over­all for the team, fol­lowed in sec­ond by North­west Whit­field with 150 points, and Rock­mart in third not far be­hind with 146 points.

Cedar­town only had 29 team points and fin­ished 17 out of 19 teams, ahead of Ea­gles Land­ing and Villa Rica.

Ad­di­tional com­peti­tors in the tour­na­ment in­cluded Ar­muhcee, Cartersvil­le, Coosa, Chero­kee, Greater At­lanta Chris­tian, Heard County, Jack­son, Lafayette, Model, Mt. Zion, North Pauld­ing, Pauld­ing County and River Ridge.

Local wrestlers who made a mark on the day in­cluded a win for Nick­o­las Swan in the 113 pound divi­sion over­all for the day, and Zo­ryan Hendricks in the 170 pound divi­sion.

Grif­fin Pace also took first for Rock­mart in 182 pound weight class.

Sec­ond place fin­ishes in 120 and 126 for Pey­ton Mor­ris and Caleb Ca­son also marked a good day for Rock­mart.

Cedar­town’s Tan­ner Ma­son fin­ished fourth in the 132 pound divi­sion as an­other no­table fin­ish for the tour­na­ment.

/ Contribute­d by Gail Con­ner

Wrestlers from all around the area joined to­gether at the an­nual Jacket In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment at Rock­mart High School on Satur­day, Dec. 29. Rock­mart took third and Cedar­town 17th place in the tour­na­ment to cap off 2018.

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