Gators Place 11 Wrestlers in the State Championship Event this Coming Weekend

Gators Place 11 Wrestlers in the State Championship Event this Coming Weekend

The Ware Co. Gators took all 14 weight classes to the AAAAA Sectional state qualifying tournament held at Veterans HS on Friday and Saturday 2/3/17 – 2/4/17 and placed 11 wrestlers in the top 8 who will move on to the state championship next Thursday – Saturday at the Macon Centreplex in Macon GA.  There were 24 teams represented at the tournament and the top 8 in each weight class from each section, A and B, will compete in the state championship tournament. 

Qualifying for the Gators were Cole White (sr.) 152 lbs. placing 1st, Brandon Foster (jr.) 113 lbs. placing 3rd, Britton Jones (sr.) 195 lbs. placing 3rd,   Conner White (fr.) 126 lbs. placing 5th, Rick Walker (jr.) 138 lbs. placing 5th, Eli Hodge (jr.) 170 lbs. placing 5th, Nawin Hyers (jr.) 182 lbs. placing 5th, Zay Taylor (so.) 220 lbs. placing 5th, Reese Poole (so.) 120 lbs. placing 7th, James Lucas (jr.) 285 lbs. placing 7th, and Quay McKinney (so.) 160 lbs. placing 8th.  The state tournament details and schedule can be found at www.ghsa.net  Individual results are listed below:

 

GHSA Class 5A - A Sectional Results for Ware County
106 - Ethan Frye
    Champ. Round 1 - Jackson McNeil (Harris Co.) 41-8 won by fall over Ethan Frye (Ware County) 10-19 (Fall 0:00)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Frye (Ware County) 10-19 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Phillips (Ola) 35-13 won by fall over Ethan Frye (Ware County) 10-19 (Fall 1:50)
    Cons. Round 3 - Gabe Hardy (Statesboro) 18-10 won by decision over Ethan Frye (Ware County) 10-19 (Dec 7-1)

113 - Brandon Foster placed 3rd
    Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Foster (Ware County) 59-5 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Brandon Foster (Ware County) 59-5 won by decision over Hunter Daniel (Ola) 36-13 (Dec 8-3)
    Semifinal - Michael Parker (Dutchtown) 8-1 won by decision over Brandon Foster (Ware County) 59-5 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Semi - Brandon Foster (Ware County) 59-5 won by major decision over Kasey Baynon (Statesboro) 37-11 (MD 11-2)
    3rd Place Match - Brandon Foster (Ware County) 59-5 won by fall over Keagen McCartha (Whitewater) 3-2 (Fall 1:54)

120 - Reese Poole placed 7th
    Champ. Round 1 - Reese Poole (Ware County) 45-34 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Corey Minner (Dutchtown) 31-5 won by decision over Reese Poole (Ware County) 45-34 (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Round 2 - Reese Poole (Ware County) 45-34 won by fall over Logan Prince (Thomas Co. Central) 5-16 (Fall 1:50)
    Cons. Round 3 - Desmond Stephenson (Stockbridge) 46-19 won by decision over Reese Poole (Ware County) 45-34 (Dec 8-5)
    7th Place Match - Reese Poole (Ware County) 45-34 won by fall over Joseph Ferarro (Starrs Mill) 13-22 (Fall 3:17)

126 - Conner White placed 5th
    Champ. Round 1 - Byron Fleming (Ola) 47-14 won by major decision over Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 (MD 14-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 won by decision over Soloman Mitchell (Veterans) 8-14 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 won by fall over Thomas Davis (Bainbridge) 9-20 (Fall 3:23)
    Cons. Round 3 - Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 won by fall over Bryson Yarley (Thomas Co. Central) 12-18 (Fall 4:36)
    Cons. Semi - Byron Fleming (Ola) 47-14 won by major decision over Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 (MD 15-3)
    5th Place Match - Conner White (Ware County) 37-12 won by forfeit over Brady Massey (Union Grove) 39-10 (For.)

132 - Cannon White
    Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Crowe (Thomas Co. Central) 24-11 won by major decision over Cannon White (Ware County) 7-16 (MD 16-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Cannon White (Ware County) 7-16 won by decision over Nick Greiff (McIntosh) 0-2 (Dec 10-7)
    Cons. Round 2 - Colton Blount (Jones County) 36-12 won by decision over Cannon White (Ware County) 7-16 (Dec 8-5)
    Cons. Round 3 - Joseph Roberson (Statesboro) 15-14 won by major decision over Cannon White (Ware County) 7-16 (MD 16-6)

138 - Rick Walker placed 5th
    Champ. Round 1 - Rick Walker (Ware County) 33-15 won by fall over Nigel Jenkins (Morrow) 9-12 (Fall 2:53)
    Quarterfinal - Rick Walker (Ware County) 33-15 won by decision over Nick Nelson (Jones County) 32-13 (Dec 5-3)
    Semifinal - Anthony Dawson (Fayette County) 29-3 won by decision over Rick Walker (Ware County) 33-15 (Dec 6-3)
    Cons. Semi - Dylan Burton (Dutchtown) 28-6 won by decision over Rick Walker (Ware County) 33-15 (Dec 12-11)
    5th Place Match - Rick Walker (Ware County) 33-15 won by decision over Jahi Deloach (Woodland (Stockbridge)) 36-14 (Dec 7-3)

145 - Austin Sweat
    Champ. Round 1 - Austin Sweat (Ware County) 38-17 won by fall over Parker Dixon (Thomas Co. Central) 1-4 (Fall 5:40)
    Quarterfinal - Benjamin Runyan (Starrs Mill) 22-12 won by fall over Austin Sweat (Ware County) 38-17 (Fall 5:32)
    Cons. Round 2 - Tim Crenshaw (Stockbridge) 47-15 won by decision over Austin Sweat (Ware County) 38-17 (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Round 3 - Mark Fortney (Warner Robins) 32-12 won by fall over Austin Sweat (Ware County) 38-17 (Fall 3:28)

152 - Cole White placed 1st
    Champ. Round 1 - Cole White (Ware County) 55-7 won by fall over Christan Nix (Thomas Co. Central) 3-5 (Fall 5:31)
    Quarterfinal - Cole White (Ware County) 55-7 won by fall over Devon Dawson (Fayette County) 3-2 (Fall 5:16)
    Semifinal - Cole White (Ware County) 55-7 won by fall over Gabriel Floyd (Warner Robins) 35-7 (Fall 5:16)
    1st Place Match - Cole White (Ware County) 55-7 won by tech fall over Vance Windon (Starrs Mill) 19-9 (TF-1.5 6:00 (15-0))

160 - Quay McKinney (24-18) placed 8th and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Quay McKinney (Ware County) 24-18 won by decision over Derek Harmsen (Union Grove) 27-19 (Dec 5-0)
    Quarterfinal - Chase Smith (Whitewater) 8-3 won by fall over Quay McKinney (Ware County) 24-18 (Fall 1:40)
    Cons. Round 2 - Quay McKinney (Ware County) 24-18 won by decision over John Haury (Ola) 24-22 (Dec 7-6)
    Cons. Round 3 - Hunter Fleming (Locust Grove) 21-8 won by fall over Quay McKinney (Ware County) 24-18 (Fall 1:46)
    7th Place Match - Justin Jordan (Dutchtown) 30-3 won by major decision over Quay McKinney (Ware County) 24-18 (MD 8-0)

170 - Eli Hodge placed 5th
    Champ. Round 1 - Eli Hodge (Ware County) 49-14 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Eli Hodge (Ware County) 49-14 won by fall over Aubrey Hawkins (Locust Grove) 27-18 (Fall 3:37)
    Semifinal - Ian Darling (Starrs Mill) 31-3 won by fall over Eli Hodge (Ware County) 49-14 (Fall 3:19)
    Cons. Semi - Musa Ali (Whitewater) 5-1 won by fall over Eli Hodge (Ware County) 49-14 (Fall 5:47)
    5th Place Match - Eli Hodge (Ware County) 49-14 won by fall over Grady Lee (Harris Co. Co.) 21-12 (Fall 5:04)

182 - Nawin Hyers placed 5th
    Champ. Round 1 - Nawin Hyers (Ware County) 48-11 won in sudden victory - 1 over Kristian Steed (Hampton) 13-18 (SV-1 10-8)
    Quarterfinal - Nawin Hyers (Ware County) 48-11 won by fall over Cohen Perry () 36-13 (Fall 5:05)
    Semifinal - Champ Leddon (Locust Grove) 36-1 won by fall over Nawin Hyers (Ware County) 48-11 (Fall 4:41)
    Cons. Semi - Andrew Curry (Ola) 32-10 won by decision over Nawin Hyers (Ware County) 48-11 (Dec 9-4)
    5th Place Match - Nawin Hyers (Ware County) 48-11 won by major decision over Cohen Perry () 36-13 (MD 12-3)

195 - Britton Jones placed 3rd
    Champ. Round 1 - Britton Jones (Ware County) 52-6 won by fall over Tim House (Dutchtown) 14-10 (Fall 2:38)
    Quarterfinal - Britton Jones (Ware County) 52-6 won by fall over Bryan Beckwith (Thomas Co. Central) 11-22 (Fall 0:25)
    Semifinal - Camden Johnson (Union Grove) 34-1 won by fall over Britton Jones (Ware County) 52-6 (Fall 4:34)
    Cons. Semi - Britton Jones (Ware County) 52-6 won by fall over Christian Vermilyea (Whitewater) 6-2 (Fall 3:35)
    3rd Place Match - Britton Jones (Ware County) 52-6 won by fall over John Sledge (Ola) 18-31 (Fall 3:01)

220 - Zay Taylor placed 5th
    Champ. Round 1 - Evan Head (Ola) 4-1 won by decision over Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 (Dec 6-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 won by fall over Grayson Samples (Whitewater) 0-2 (Fall 1:34)
    Cons. Round 2 - Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 won by fall over Sam Bish (Warner Robins) 38-6 (Fall 3:02)
    Cons. Round 3 - Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 won by fall over Wyderius Andrews (Griffin) 8-4 (Fall 1:05)
    Cons. Semi - Evan Head (Ola) 4-1 won by decision over Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 (Dec 4-0)
    5th Place Match - Zay Taylor (Ware County) 34-14 won by decision over Donovan Suwinski (Woodland (Stockbridge)) 19-3 (Dec 9-5)

285 - James Lucas placed 7th
    Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Char (McIntosh) 2-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over James Lucas (Ware County) 3-2 (SV-1 4-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - James Lucas (Ware County) 3-2 won by fall over Trevor Smith (Locust Grove) 32-16 (Fall 5:19)
    Cons. Round 2 - James Lucas (Ware County) 3-2 won in tie breaker - 1 over Maverick Conner (South Effingham) 18-11 (TB-1 7-4)
    Cons. Round 3 - Chris Georgia (Warner Robins) 12-13 won by fall over James Lucas (Ware County) 3-2 (Fall 2:28)
    7th Place Match - James Lucas (Ware County) 3-2 won by fall over Lucas Char (McIntosh) 2-3 (Fall 4:38)

 

Cole White Gets the Pin

 

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