Wrestling: Pope, Brookwood look strong early

By Craig Sager II

Score Atlanta

Defending dual and traditional Class AAAAA state champion Pope was dominant this weekend in the Winder-Barrow duals with nine wrestlers finishing 5-0. Mack Haskin, Josh Tazzetta, Sam Skinner, Tyler Haskin, Jake Adcock, T.J. Collins, Davis Burson, Jake Henson and Zeke Weber each went unbeaten. The Greyhounds scored a 66-12 edge over West Hall and also rolled through Apalachee (69-12), Winder-Barrow (77-0) and East Hall (60-12) en route to the finals where they topped North Hall 54-7.

The Greyhounds finished second in the Trojan Invitational to open the season and will hit the mats Tuesday for the Hillgrove duals. Beating the Greyhounds in the Trojan Invitational was Class AAAAAA defending dual and traditional champion Archer, which earned 263 points over Pope’s 254.

Elsewhere in Georgia’s top classification is Colquitt County, which defeated Albany 78-0 and Dougherty 66-12 on Thursday. The Packers won four of five matches at the Cougar Duals at Crisp County prior to the victories over Albany and Dougherty. Colquitt County’s loss came to Jones County (42-33). Jordan Rosales, Hudson May and Garrett May each went 5-0 at the duals. Hudson included four pins and a 10-4 decision, Garrett notched four pins and a win by forfeit and Rosales pinned two opponents and a 10-1 and 8-2 decision. Colquitt County finished tied for 13 last year in traditional with Rockdale County at the state tournament and is closing in on a top 10 ranking this season.

Chattahoochee entered the rankings after dominating the Cherokee Duals this weekend with a 4-0 performance and first-place finish as the 2013 Suzuki Warrior Rumble Champions. In pool play Brookwood, a very strong duals team, beat Morgan County 49-27 and Walton 51-27. In the semifinals, the Broncos were outmatched by the Cougars and fell 50-29. Brookwood wrestled Marietta for the third-place trophy and won 56-12.

Defending Class AAA dual state champion Banks County moved to 3-0 at home this season with wins over East Jackson (80-0), Rabun Gap (78-6) and Cartersville (63-18). A total of 12 Leopard wrestlers went undefeated in their first three matches.

Week 2 Rankings


1. Archer

2. Collins Hill

3. Camden County

4. Roswell

5. North Gwinnett

6. Kennesaw Mountain

7. Etowah

8. Chattahoochee

9. Parkview

10. Lowndes


1. Pope

2. Ware County

3. Whitewater

4. Ola

5. Creekview

6. Woodland-Cartersville

7. Loganville

8. Starr’s Mill

9. Apalachee

10. Union Grove

Class AAAA

1. Gilmer

2. Alexander

3. Carrollton

4. Marist

5. West Laurens

6. South Effingham

7. Locust Grove

8. Heritage-Catoosa

9. Southeast Whitfield

10. Eastside

Class AAA

1. Banks County

2. Woodward Academy

3. Buford

4. Oconee County

5. Morgan County

6. Sonoraville

7. Rockmart

8. Jackson County

9. McNair

10. Elbert County

Class AA

1. Jefferson

2. Bremen

3. Greater Atlanta Christian

4. Lovett

5. Social Circle

6. Toombs County

7. Fitzgerald

8. East Laurens

9. Monticello

10. Spencer

Class A

1. Gordon Lee

2. Commerce

3. Holy Innocents’

4. Mt. Zion-Carroll

5. Athens Christian

6. George Walton Academy

7. Darlington

8. Irwin County

9. Eagle’s Landing Christian

10. Strong Rock Christian

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November 26th, 2013
3:30 pm

SportsTopFan(c) would like to wish all the Wrestling teams in Georgia the best of luck and success !!!

Wrestling is growing in popularity with many, many fans worldwide.