High School Wrestling

GHSA condenses tournament to two-day event

The Georgia High School Association has moved this year’s traditional state wrestling tournament at the Arena at Gwinnett Center from three days to two because of the expected winter storm that is supposed to move into the state over the next two days.

The tournament is now scheduled to begin on Friday at 9 a.m. with wrestlers weighing in on both Friday and Saturday.

Wrestlers will allowed a one-pound allowance on Friday and a two-pound allowance on Saturday.

East Coweta will be represented by Dusty Nelson (106 pounds), Matthew Durham (113), Kevin Lashley (160) and Dawson Ellis (285) after each advanced from last week’s Class AAAAAA West sectionals for the Indians.

Durham and Lashley both finished third. Nelson took fifth and Ellis placed eighth.

East Coweta’s Zack Gabriel (120) and Newnan teammates Antonio Bandiera (126) and Christian Shellabarger (220) finished in ninth and would compete at state as an alternate barring an injury to a top-8 placer from the West Sectionals

Northgate wrestlers Ryan McNeal (120) and Michael Martin (220) will compete for the Vikings in the Class AAAAA tournament. Both finished eighth in respective divisions.

Saturday’s finals are expected to begin at 5:30.



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