Ware Wrestlers dominate Sectionals

 

The Gator wrestling team competed at Loganville HS in the Class 5A Sectionals this weekend and qualified 12 of 14 weight classes for the GHSA Class 5A State Championship to be held at the Macon Coliseum, Wed. – Sat. 2/13 – 2/16.  There were 29 schools represented in the tournament this year.  To qualify wrestlers had to place in the top eight in their 16 man bracket at the sectional tournament.  Qualifying for the Gators were Ethan Frye at 106 lbs.  (placing 4th), Grayson Smith at 120lbs.  (placing 8th), Reese Poole at 126 lbs. (placing 1st), Dustin Varnadore at 132 lbs. (placing 7th), Mosies Butler at 138 lbs. (placing 4th), Kooper Thomas at 145 lbs. (placing 1st), Cannon White at 152 lbs. (placing 3rd), Conner White at 160 lbs. (placing 2nd), Nick Felton at 170 lbs. (placing 7th), Jesus Hernandez at 182 lbs. (placing 5th), Zay Taylor at 220 lbs. (placing 3rd), and Israel Smalls at 285 lbs. (placing 4th).  The Gators also have one female wrestler competing in the all classification state championship.  Caitlyn Mixon (9th grade) will be competing at the 146 lbs. weight class in the first female state championship in GHSA history.  For tickets and the tournament schedule visit www.ghsa.net  Complete individual results are listed below:

GHSA Class 5A Section A Results

106

Frye Ethan (49-13) placed 4th

 

  • Champ. Round 1 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Carr Titan (Johnson/Gainesville) 49-13 won by decision over Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 (Dec 6-5)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over Ware Parker (Loganville) 10-22 (Fall 2:36)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over Gould Logan (Whitewater) 13-17 (Fall 5:52)
  • Cons. Semi - Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 won by fall over McCray Jeunte (Southwest DeKalb) 11-5 (Fall 4:27)
  • 3rd Place Match - Carr Titan (Johnson/Gainesville) 49-13 won by decision over Frye Ethan (Ware County) 49-13 (Dec 5-4)

113

Phillips Anthony (32-17) placed 9th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Ashton Logan (Buford) 47-1 won by fall over Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 (Fall 0:55)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Park David (McIntosh) 16-13 won by decision over Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 (Dec 10-6)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 won by fall over Hussey Ashton (Walnut Grove) 0-4 (Fall 3:34)
  • 9th Place Match - Phillips Anthony (Ware County) 32-17 received a bye () (Bye)

120

Smith Grayson (39-28) placed 6th.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 won by decision over Krutz Henry (Clarke Central) 17-14 (Dec 8-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 won in tie breaker - 1 over Coley Ahorya (Arabia Mountain) 31-5 (TB-1 6-4)
  • Semifinal - Munsey Drew (Whitewater) 36-7 won by fall over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Fall 1:34)
  • Cons. Semi - Sulkowski Joey (Starr`s Mill) 11-13 won by decision over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Dec 6-2)
  • 5th Place Match - Roberts Brandon (Loganville) 9-9 won by fall over Smith Grayson (Ware County) 39-28 (Fall 5:50)

126

Poole Reese (54-8) placed 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by fall over Wymbs Tyquavious (Clarke Central) 25-15 (Fall 2:37)
  • Semifinal - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by decision over Tripp Jacob (McIntosh) 19-6 (Dec 8-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Poole Reese (Ware County) 54-8 won by decision over Bozoian Dylan (Buford) 26-18 (Dec 7-0)

132

Varnadore Dustin (26-17) placed 7th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Oliver Caleb (Starr`s Mill) 9-15 (Fall 2:28)
  • Quarterfinal - Duckett Keith (Southwest DeKalb) 14-8 won by fall over Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Fuemmeler Johnathan (Loganville) 18-20 (Fall 1:35)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Fields Spencer (Whitewater) 11-18 won by fall over Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 (Fall 4:58)
  • 7th Place Match - Varnadore Dustin (Ware County) 26-17 won by fall over Rotolo Corey (McIntosh) 23-18 (Fall 3:13)

138

Butler Mosies (47-19) placed 4th .

  • Champ. Round 1 - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Allen Cooper (Clarke Central) 19-13 (Dec 6-1)
  • Quarterfinal - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Ferraro Joseph (Starr`s Mill) 9-3 (Dec 17-13)
  • Semifinal - Stonecheck Nick (Buford) 47-1 won by fall over Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 (Fall 1:23)
  • Cons. Semi - Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 won by decision over Stout Seth (Whitewater) 31-11 (Dec 6-4)
  • 3rd Place Match - Ferraro Joseph (Starr`s Mill) 9-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Butler Mosies (Ware County) 47-19 (SV-1 7-5)

145

Thomas Kooper (47-12) placed 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over Simmons Tyrell (Clarkston) 10-5 (Fall 3:27)
  • Semifinal - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by major decision over Allen Nautica (Miller Grove) 24-3 (MD 8-0)
  • 1st Place Match - Thomas Kooper (Ware County) 47-12 won by major decision over Hill Todd (Buford) 35-24 (MD 15-5)

152

White Cannon (47-12) placed 3rd

  • Champ. Round 1 - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by decision over McKinney Xavier (Southwest DeKalb) 18-7 (Dec 9-3)
  • Semifinal - Darracott Charlie (Buford) 48-1 won by tech fall over White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 (TF-1.5 4:00 (21-6))
  • Cons. Semi - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over Hammock Donovan (Johnson/Gainesville) 42-21 (Fall 2:30)
  • 3rd Place Match - White Cannon (Ware County) 47-12 won by fall over McKinney Xavier (Southwest DeKalb) 18-7 (Fall 5:06)

160

White Conner (53-16) placed 2nd

  • Champ. Round 1 - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by fall over Mbacke Khadim (Lithonia) 18-10 (Fall 1:27)
  • Quarterfinal - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by decision over Paramore Jonathon (Walnut Grove) 38-13 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal - White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 won by decision over Kangni Ekoue (Clarkston) 25-7 (Dec 9-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Bergey Blaine (Buford) 49-1 won by fall over White Conner (Ware County) 53-16 (Fall 3:26)

170

Felton Nick (42-26) placed 7th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Hutchins Jimmy (Southwest DeKalb) 7-9 (Fall 4:28)
  • Quarterfinal - Coleman Meshai (Clarke Central) 31-3 won by fall over Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 (Fall 3:09)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Moss Connor (Whitewater) 15-23 (Fall 0:42)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Watson Deon (Statesboro) 43-16 won by decision over Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 (Dec 12-9)
  • 7th Place Match - Felton Nick (Ware County) 42-26 won by fall over Smith Kyle (Walnut Grove) 20-16 (Fall 2:24)

182

Hernandez Jesus (45-25) placed 5th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by decision over Stratford Brian (Loganville) 29-18 (Dec 11-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Olszeski Kevin (Starr`s Mill) 8-4 won by fall over Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 (Fall 4:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by fall over Barrow Marcus (Clarke Central) 25-22 (Fall 5:23)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by fall over Abonza Luis (Buford) 18-22 (Fall 5:35)
  • Cons. Semi - Tindal Hunter (South Effingham) 48-11 won by decision over Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 (Dec 12-6)
  • 5th Place Match - Hernandez Jesus (Ware County) 45-25 won by forfeit over Olszeski Kevin (Starr`s Mill) 8-4 (For.)

195

Vo JoshDavid (4-15)

  • Champ. Round 1 - Ramjag Reano (Southwest DeKalb) 16-8 won by fall over Vo JoshDavid (Ware County) 4-15 (Fall 0:32)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Odom Colin (Griffin) 6-7 won by fall over Vo JoshDavid (Ware County) 4-15 (Fall 0:09)

220

Taylor Zay (32-14) placed 3rd

  • Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Whiting Zavier (Fayette County) 11-6 (Fall 0:42)
  • Quarterfinal - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by decision over Wilson Earnest (Lithonia) 24-6 (Dec 24-19)
  • Semifinal - Dimaggio Evan (Buford) 39-8 won by fall over Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 (Fall 3:37)
  • Cons. Semi - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Whiting Zavier (Fayette County) 11-6 (Fall 3:21)
  • 3rd Place Match - Taylor Zay (Ware County) 32-14 won by fall over Phillips Brian (Statesboro) 36-26 (Fall 0:47)

285

Smalls Israel (43-15) placed 4th

  • Champ. Round 1 - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Umble Corbin (Cedar Shoals) 18-8 (Fall 3:37)
  • Quarterfinal - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Buck Ricky (Arabia Mountain) 25-11 (Fall 0:28)
  • Semifinal - Smith Ryan (New Hampstead) 36-5 won by fall over Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 (Fall 4:53)
  • Cons. Semi - Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 won by fall over Jones Gabe (Starr`s Mill) 16-13 (Fall 0:38)
  • 3rd Place Match - Blaske Austin (South Effingham) 44-16 won by fall over Smalls Israel (Ware County) 43-15 (Fall 3:39)

 

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