Three area wrestlers still in contention for state titles

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/14/19

HUNTSVILLE — Three wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area posted back-to-back wins on Thursday at the AHSAA State Tournament to keep their championship hopes alive at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

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Three area wrestlers still in contention for state titles

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HUNTSVILLE — Three wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area posted back-to-back wins on Thursday at the AHSAA State Tournament to keep their championship hopes alive at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

The Dora Bulldogs’ Carlos Chavez and Ronnie Henderson won both of their championship bracket matches to advance to today’s semifinal round. Chavez, the top North seed in the 126-pound weight class, got both wins by pinfall. Henderson, the No. 2 North seed, also won both of his matches by pinfall.

Corner’s Cole Fuller, the top North seed in the 195-pound weight class, posted a pinfall and a win by technical fall to go to the semifinal.

Dora finished the day with 30 team points and a 12th-place standing. The Bulldogs also have three other wrestlers that will seek placement through the consolation bracket today..

The Jasper Vikings finished with 23 points on the day and in 13th place. The Vikings have seven wrestlers contending for placement in the consolation.

Corner has two wrestlers vying for placement, while Curry’s Nate South remains alive in the consolation.

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Team Results

Jasper Vikings

23 Team Points

Alex Glass, 132 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won first round consolation match by pinfall.

Maney Havis, 138 pounds

Won championship first round match by 14-6 major decision, lost championship quarterfinal match.

Preston Reed, 145 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation match by pinfall.

Mark Stitt, 170 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won first round consolation match by pinfall.

Moises Sanchez, 182 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation first round match by medical forfeit.

Dashton Rush, 195 pounds

Won championship first round match by pinfall, lost championship quarterfinal match.

Brodie Vinson, 220 pounds

Won championship first round match by pinfall, lost championship quarterfinal match.

Ross McWalters, 285 pounds

Lost championship first round match, lost first round consolation match. Eliminated from the tournament.

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Dora Bulldogs

30 Team Points

Carlos Chavez, 126 pounds

Won championship first round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by pinfall.

Xander Stewart, 132 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won first round consolation match by pinfall.

Nathan Bahrik, 145 pounds

Won championship first round match by 9-3 decision, lost championship quarterfinal match.

Ethan Meadows, 220 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation match by pinfall.

Ronnie Henderson, 285 pounds

Won championship first round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by pinfall.

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Corner Yellow Jackets

15.5 Team Points

Alex Ragsdale, 126 pounds

Lost championship first round match, lost first round consolation match. Eliminated from the tournament.

Logan Thomas, 170 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation first round match by 8-0 major decision.

Cole Fuller, 195 pounds

Won championship first round match by 18-1 technical fall, won championship quarterfinal by pinfall.

Griffin Murphy, 285 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation match by forfeit.

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Curry Yellow Jackets

3 Team Points

Nate South, 170 pounds

Lost championship first round match, won consolation match by pinfall.

Mason Roberts, 285 pounds

Lost championship first round match, lost first round consolation match. Eliminated from the tournament.