Twenty area wrestlers qualify for state

Jasper, Dora finish in top 10 at super section

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/8/19

BIRMINGHAM — Twenty wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area secured placement in next week's AHSAA State Tournament in Huntsville, with two earning top qualifying bids after the two-day North Super Section in Birmingham.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

Twenty area wrestlers qualify for state

Jasper, Dora finish in top 10 at super section

Posted

BIRMINGHAM — Twenty wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area secured placement in next week's AHSAA State Tournament in Huntsville, with two earning top qualifying bids after the two-day North Super Section in Birmingham.

The Jasper Vikings finished the tournament in seventh place with a team score of 122 points and a total of nine qualifiers.

The Dora Bulldogs also finished in the Top 10 — eighth place with a team score of 116 points. Five wrestlers qualified, led by top qualifier Carlos Chavez, who beat Hayden's Ryan St. John by a 13-11 decision in the 132 lbs. first place match.

The Corner Yellow Jackets had four wrestlers qualify for state, with Cole Fuller emerging as a top qualifier. Fuller won the 195 lbs. first place match by injury default over Jasper's Dashton Rush.

The Curry Yellow Jackets round-out the area with two qualifiers.

The state tournament at Huntsville's Von Braun Civic Center begins on Thursday.

—————

TEAM RESULTS

Jasper Vikings

106 lbs. Ethan Caldwell — Eliminated from the tournament

113 lbs. Erik Gunter — Eliminated from the tournament

126 lbs. Allen Jones — Eliminated from the tournament

132 lbs. Alex Glass — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by injury stoppage, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won consolation fourth round match by pinfall, lost fifth round consolation match, won seventh place match by 10-0 major decision. Qualified for state tournament, 7th place.

138 lbs. Maney Havis — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by 5-1 decision, lost championship semifinal match, lost consolation semifinal, lost fifth place match. Qualified for state tournament, 6th place.

145 lbs. Preston Reed — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by 10-2 major decision, lost fifth round consolation match, won seventh place match by 3-2 decision. Qualified for state tournament, 7th place.

152 lbs. Zach Whitehead — Advanced to second round via bye, lost in second round championship match, advanced to consolation third round match via bye, won third round consolation match by 6-1 decision, won fourth round consolation match by 9-5 pinfall, lost fifth round consolation match, lost seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 8th place.

170 lbs. Mark Stitt — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by 5-3 decision, lost in championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by pinfall, lost fifth round consolation match, won seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 7th place.

182 lbs. Moises Sanchez — Won first round match by pinfall, lost championship quarterfinal, won consolation second round match by pinfall, lost third round consolation match, won seventh place match by pinfall. Qualified for state tournament, 7th place.

195 lbs. Dashton Rush — Won first round match by pinfall, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by pinfall. Advanced to the championship semifinal, lost first place match by injury default. Qualified for state tournament, 2nd place.

220 lbs. Brodie Vinson — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by pinfall, lost championship semifinal, lost consolation semifinal match, won fifth place match by pinfall. Qualified for state tournament, 5th place.

285 lbs. Ross McWalters — Advanced to second round via bye, lost second round match, advanced to consolation third round via bye, won consolation third round match by pinfall, won consolation fourth round match by 6-2 decision, lost consolation fifth place match, won seventh place match by pinfall. Qualified for state tournament, 7th place.

————

Dora Bulldogs

106 lbs. Peyton Simmons — Eliminated from the tournament

113 lbs. Baylen Gann — Eliminated from the tournament

120 lbs. Ethan McDonald — Eliminated from the tournament

126 lbs. Carlos Chavez — Won first round match by pinfall, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by 5-2 decision, won championship semifinal by pinfall, won first place match by 13-11 decision. Qualified for state tournament, TOP QUALIFIER.

132 lbs. Xander Stewart — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in championship quarterfinal, won consolation fourth round match by pinfall, won consolation fifth round match by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, won fifth place match by 8-6 decision. Qualified for state tournament, 5th place.

145 lbs. Nathan Bahrik — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won consolation fourth round match by pinfall, won consolation fifth round match by 5-1 decision, lost consolation semifinal, won fifth place match by pinfall. Qualified for state tournament, 5th place.

152 lbs. Christian Riddle — Eliminated from the tournament

170 lbs. Matthew Ferguson — Eliminated from the tournament

220 lbs. Ethan Meadows — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won consolation fourth round match by pinfall, won consolation fifth round match by pinfall, lost consolation semifinal, lost fifth place match by pinfall. Qualified for state tournament, 6th place.

285 lbs. Ronny Henderson — Advanced to second round via forfeit, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by 3-2 decision, won semifinal match by pinfall, lost first place match. Qualified for state tournament, 2nd place.

————

Corner Yellow Jackets

113 lbs. Andrew Blackwell — Eliminated from the tournament

120 lbs. Jaydon Sargent — Eliminated from the tournament

126 lbs. Alex Ragsdale — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by 11-6 decision, lost fifth round consolation match, lost seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 8th place.

132 lbs. Matthew Briscoe — Eliminated from the tournament

152 lbs. Kaleb Reid — Eliminated from the tournament

160 lbs. Landon Wideman — Eliminated from the tournament

170 lbs. Logan Thomas — Won first round match by pinfall, won second round match by 9-6 decision, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by 9-0 major decision, lost fifth round consolation match, lost seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 8th place.

195 lbs. Cole Fuller — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, won championship quarterfinal match by technical fall, won championship semifinal by pinfall, won first place match by injury default. Qualified for state tournament, TOP QUALIFIER.

220 lbs. Griffin Murphy — Won first round match by pinfall, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by 3-1 decision, lost fifth round consolation match, lost seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 8th place.

————

Curry Yellow Jackets

106 lbs. Waylan Hall — Eliminated from the tournament

126 lbs. McKeyon Espinosa — Eliminated from the tournament

132 lbs. Curtis Morales — Eliminated from the tournament

138 lbs. Zack Thompson — Eliminated from the tournament

145 lbs. Canon Harris — Eliminated from the tournament

152 lbs. Joseph South — Eliminated from the tournament

170 lbs. Nate South — Won first round match by pinfall, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won consolation fourth round match by 7-6 ultimate tiebreaker, won consolation fifth round match match by pinfall, lost fifth place match. Qualified for state tournament, 6th place.

182 lbs. Jody Hester — Eliminated from the tournament

195 lbs. Jaret Tidwell — Eliminated from the tournament

220 lbs. Carter Roberts — Eliminated from the tournament

285 lbs. Mason Roberts — Advanced to second round via bye, won second round match by pinfall, lost in the championship quarterfinal, won fourth round consolation match by pinfall, lost fifth round consolation match, lost seventh place match. Qualified for state tournament, 8th place.