Area wrestlers shine at section tournament

Dora takes fourth at Birmingham

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/12/17

The final day of the AHSAA North Super Sectional saw 17 wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area claim their spots in next week’s State Championship Tournament at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

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Area wrestlers shine at section tournament

Dora takes fourth at Birmingham

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The final day of the AHSAA North Super Sectional saw 17 wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area claim their spots in next week’s State Championship Tournament at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

For the second consecutive day, the Dora Bulldogs finished the Class 1-5A competition with 155 points and nine wrestlers advancing to Huntsville. Carlos Chavez (113 lbs.), Zachary Clayton (120 lbs.), Nathan Bahrick (138 lbs.), David Williams (145 lbs.), Tristen Blair (152 lbs.), Kyle Phillips (160 lbs.), Jordan Tyree (170 lbs.) and Matt Jenkins (285 lbs.) all locked up seeds on Saturday afternoon, with Blair and Jenkins going undefeated through the tournament and capturing both the North Super Section title and the first place spot in the weight class.

The Sumiton Christian Eagles also had a great showing at the tournament, with five wrestlers earning state tournament berths. Tommy Woodall (132 lbs.), Dalton Chandler (152 lbs.), Dalton Steadman (160 lbs.), Garrett Glass (170 lbs.) and Grant Shepard (182 lbs.) earned spots and will travel to Huntsville.

Other area wrestlers who earned state tournament seeding were Corner’s Nathan Wunderlich (138 lbs.) and Cole McGough (152 lbs.), Curry’s Crate Hulsey (126 lbs.) and Walker’s Miguel Sanchez (126 lbs.)

The State Tournament begins on Thursday.

*Denotes state tournament qualifier

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Class 1-5A

Dora

Fourth place, 155 points

106 lbs. Xander Stewart, 30-28, eliminated from the tournament

*113 lbs. Carlos Chavez, 53-18, won consolation quarterfinal match by pinfall, lost in consolation semifinal, won consolation semifinal by pinfall, wins fifth place match by pinfall

*120 lbs. Zachary Clayton, 64-6, takes fourth place after losing third place match

*138 lbs. Nathan Bahrick, 43-14, won consolation quarterfinal match by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, wins fifth place match by pinfall

*145 lbs. David Williams, 50-24, lost consolation quarterfinal match, takes eighth place after losing seventh place match

*152 lbs. Tristen Blair, 59-5, won championship final by major decision, North Super Section champion and earned first place spot

*160 lbs. Kyle Phillips, 45-20, lost consolation semifinal, takes sixth place after losing fifth place match

*170 lbs. Jordan Tyree, 60-12, won fourth round and quarterfinal consolation matches by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, takes sixth place after losing fifth place match

220 lbs. Chicago Herrera, 34-32, eliminated from the tournament

*285 lbs. Matt Jenkins, 57-6, won championship final by decision, North Super Section champion and earned first place spot

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Sumiton Christian

10th place, 99 points

106 lbs. Jacob Headrick, 28-13, eliminated from the tournament

*132 lbs. Tommy Woodall, 42-4, won consolation quarterfinal by major decision, won consolation semifinal by major decision, places third after decision victory

*152 lbs. Dalton Chandler, 42-7, earned forfeit victory in the fourth round of the consolation bracket, won consolation quarterfinal match by decision, won consolation semifinal by decision, places third after forfeit victory

*160 lbs. Dalton Steadman, 22-9, win fourth round consolation match by pinfall, won quarterfinal consolation match by major decision, won consolation semifinal by decision, won consolation semifinal by decision, places fourth after losing third place match

*170 lbs. Garrett Glass, 33-12, won fourth round and quarterfinal consolation matches by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, wins fifth place match by pinfall

*182 lbs. Grant Shepard, 28-15, won fourth round consolation match by pinfall, lost quarterfinal consolation match, takes eighth place after losing seventh place match

285 lbs. Nathan McAvoy, 24-16, eliminated from the tournament

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Corner

16th place, 38 points

132 lbs. Logan Thomas, 18-13, eliminated from the tournament

*138 lbs. Nathan Wunderlich, 25-12, lost consolation quarterfinal match, earns seventh place spot with pinfall win

145 lbs. Caleb Self, 29-14, eliminated from the tournament

*152 lbs. Cole McGough, 26-9, lost consolation semifinal, takes sixth place after losing fifth place match

160 lbs. Nicholas Brashear, 13-16, eliminated from the tournament

170 lbs. Zacharia Rogers, 19-20, eliminated from the tournament

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Curry

25th place, 13 points

*126 lbs. Crate Hulsey, 14-8, won consolation quarterfinal match by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, takes sixth place spot after losing fifth place match

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Class 6A

Walker

20th place, 23 points

*126 lbs. Miguel Sanchez, 32-13, lost consolation semifinal, takes sixth place after losing fifth place match

132 lbs. Naomi Avritt, 14-23, eliminated from the tournament

138 lbs. Dakota McGough, 24-21, eliminated from the tournament

145 lbs. Mark Stitt, 16-23, eliminated from the tournament

220 lbs. Braxton Bridges, 11-17, eliminated from the tournament