Super Sectionals see plenty of area grapplers advance
by W. Brian Hale
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Dora coach Hezzie Morgan and wrestler Recio Winchester look on during Friday’s North Super Section Tournament on Friday. Photo by W. Brian Hale
Dora coach Hezzie Morgan and wrestler Recio Winchester look on during Friday’s North Super Section Tournament on Friday. Photo by W. Brian Hale
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BIRMINGHAM — Wrestlers from across the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area made their presence known in first-day action at the North Super Section Tournament at the Birmingham Crossplex on Friday.

Twelve area wrestlers are still alive in the championship bracket, inching their way closer to locking up one of the four qualifying spots to advance to the State Championship Tournament next week in Huntsville. Several grapplers from the five area programs are also waging battle in the consolation bracket in hopes of making their way to Huntsville.

The Dora Bulldogs had a great opening day, scoring 48 team points for fourth place in Class 1-4A. The Sumiton Christian Eagles were also impressive with 39 team points to tie them at sixth place with Butler.

Today’s action begins at 9:30 a.m. with the consolation bracket round.

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Walker - 12 points

106 lbs. Miguel-Sanchez-Valdez (24-27) received first round bye, lost in quarterfinals —faces John McAlpin (21-33) of Scottsboro in consolation bracket.

113 lbs. Randall Terrell (20-27) lost opening match and received bye. Will face Jerry Bigman (31-14) of Arab in consolation bracket.

126 lbs. Thomas Mobley (29-22) lost opener and received bye. Will face Tanner Woodall (26-41) of Scottsboro in consolation bracket.

170 lbs. Nicholas Guiditta (31-9) received bye for the first round and won his second round match by pinfall. Will face Kade Kitchens (44-1) of Southside Gadsden in third round championship bracket.

182 lbs. Lamar Lawrence (27-11) received first round bye and lost in the second round. Will face Josh Thrasher (6-29) of Southside Gadsden in the consolation bracket.

220 lbs. Dustin Kimble (26-16) received bye in the first round and lost second round match. Will face Austin Criswell (15-11) of Southside Gadsden in consolation bracket.

285 lbs. Cru Birdyshaw (32-9) received first round by and won second round match by pinball. Will face Connor Griffin (52-10) of Arab in third round championship bracket.

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Curry - 0 points

113 lbs. Crate Hulsey (11-16) received first round by and lost second round match. His opponent will be the winner of the Jerry Bingman (31-14) of Arab vs. Randall Terrell of Walker match in the consolation bracket.  

152 lbs. Drennen Meadows (8-14) lost in the first round and received a first round consolation bracket bye. Will face Mason McLemore (7-30) of East Limestone in second round.

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Corner - 13 points

113 lbs. Cameron Echols (3-10) lost in opening round and received first round consolation bracket. bye. Will face Kage Robertson (20-14) of Susan Moore in second round.

120 lbs. Nicholas Savage (5-11) lost in opening round and will face Truman Hunter (5-14) of Oneonta in the consolation bracket.

126 lbs. Dalton Absher (14-7) received a first round bye and lost in second round. Will face Jordan Buttram (10-21) in consolation bracket.

132 lbs. Joshua McCoy (9-12) lost first round match, but won in first round of consolation bracket. by pinfall. Will face Brian Smith (2-1) of New Hope.

138 lbs. Corey Mitch (2-11) lost first round match and will face Anthony Cobb (10-10) of Butler in consolation bracket.

152 lbs. Dustin Wood (15-9) lost first round match, but won first round match of the consol. Will face Quintin Thies (32-18) in consolation bracket.

160 lbs. Brian Lichtenauer (12-10) received first round bye and lost second round match. Will face Hayden Pitts of Ohatchee (32-18) in consolation bracket.

170 lbs. Tyler Echols (7-12) was eliminated in the consol bracket after two losses.

182 lbs. Chase Fields (7-10) lost opening round match, but won second round match by pinball. Will face Michael Chandler (7-8) of Pope John Paul in consolation bracket.

195 lbs. Lucas McCaleb (1-13) was eliminated in the consol bracket after two losses.

220 lbs. Knight Bowman (8-10) won opening match by pinfall, but lost second round match. Will face Alex Morris of Butler (14-15) in consolation bracket.

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Sumiton Christian - 39 points

106 lbs. Matthew Thompson (12-21) received two first round byes and lost in the third round. Advances to third round of consolation bracket.

113 lbs. Tommy Woodall (27-5) won first and second round matches by pinfall. Will face Kevin Griffith (32-8) of Ohatchee in third round championship bracket.

126 lbs. Joseph Thompson (23-12) won first round match by pinball, but fell in the second round. Will face Jeffrey Threatt (9-22) of Susan Moore in consolation bracket.

132 lbs. Dalton Steadman (20-15) received bye in first round, but fell in second round. Advances to third round of consolation bracket.

145 lbs. Garrett Glass (21-14) won opening match by pinfall before falling in the second round. Will face Jeremy Meeder of Oneonta (9-8) in the consolation bracket.

152 lbs. Nic Collins (9-21) was eliminated in the consol bracket after two losses.

160 lbs. Matthew McGough (30-6) won first and second round matches by pinfall.  Will face Vernon Brown of Dora in third round championship bracket.

195 lbs. Riley Blackmon (25-9) advanced to the third round after wins by pinfall and forfeit. Will face Gage Watson (38-10) of Madison County in the third round championship bracket.

220 lbs. Joe Christiansen (15-17) won opening match by pinfall before falling in the second round. Will face Elijah Tripp (9-11) of J.B. Penning in the consolation bracket.

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Dora - 48 points

113 lbs. Recio Winchester (54-12) received first round by and won his second round match by 15-9 decision. Will face Devin Lemen of Butler (25-10) in third round championship bracket.

120 lbs. Jarrad Cox (20-38) lost opening round match and received a bye in the consol. Will face Andrew McEvoy of Susan Moore (1-5) in the consolation bracket.

126 lbs. Austin Everett (50-4) won first and second round matches by pinfall. Will face Blake Vaughn of Madison County (39-11) in the third round championship bracket.

138 lbs. Chase Warren (38-10) received a first round bye, then won second round match by 4-1 decision. Will face Jacob Howard of Weaver (59-7) in the third round championship bracket.

145 lbs. Jordan Tyree (33-32) lost opening round match and will face Shonderio Spralling of J.O. Johnson (9-9) in the consolation bracket..

152 lbs. Hunter Dill (28-27) lost opening round match but secured first round consol victory by 8-6 decision. Will face Logan Johnson (33-31) of Weaver in consolation bracket.

160 lbs. Vernon Brown (48-16) won first and second round matches by pinfall. Will face Matthew McGough of Sumiton Christian in the third round championship bracket.

170 lbs. Caleb Lauderdale (26-9) advanced to the third round after two successive victories. Will face Drew White (17-4) of Onenonta in the third round championship bracket.

182 lbs. Gage Anthony (24-32) won opening match by pinfall, but fell in second round. Will face Dakota Brock (9-15) of Ashville in the consolation bracket.

195 lbs. Kelvin Doaty (20-21) was injured during his opening round match.

220 lbs. Daylan Brasfield (38-23)  won first and second round matches by pinfall. Will face Blake Williams of Ashville (24-6) in the third round of the championship bracket.

285 lbs. Matt Jenkins (21-41) lost opening round match and will face Anthony Johnson (11-10) of Madison County in the consolation bracket.