State Wrestling: Henderson, Fuller place second in Huntsville

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/16/19

HUNTSVILLE — Dora’s Ronny “Bubba” Henderson and Corner’s Cole Fuller reached the top of the State Wrestling Tournament’s highest competition, but came up short — with both falling in championship matches on Saturday at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.

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State Wrestling: Henderson, Fuller place second in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE — Dora’s Ronny “Bubba” Henderson and Corner’s Cole Fuller reached the top of the State Wrestling Tournament’s highest competition, but came up short — with both falling in championship matches on Saturday at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.

Henderson found himself in a rematch for the 285-pound championship with Mortimer Jordan’s Michael Barnes in a repeat of last Saturday’s North Super Sectional final. Unlike last week, however, that saw a quick finish, Henderson and Barnes battled the full 3 rounds, tied at 2-2 with a minute left in the match when Barnes was given a point for Henderson holding onto his uniform. It proved to be the deciding factor, with Barnes winning the contest, 3-2 and Henderson finishing as the 285 pound runner-up.

Fuller’s loss to Alexandria’s Christian Knopp was shorter, but helped make state history. With the pin of Fuller at the 3:27 mark, Knopp clinched with fourth-consecutive title with a state record 237-0 career record.

Overall, Dora finished the tournament with 56 points and 14th place. Along with Henderson’s second-place finish, Nathan Bahrik earned a fourth-place spot in the 145-pound class and Carlos Chavez finished in sixth place in the 126-pound class. The Jasper Vikings finished one spot ahead in 13th place with 57 team points. Maney Havis finished third in the 138-pound class, Mark Stitt earned a fourth-place finish in the 170-pound class and Brodie Vinson medaled at 6th place in the 220-pound class.