Seven area wrestlers earn spot at state tournament

Dora in fourth after first day of section

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/10/17

BIRMINGHAM — Seven wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area secured spots to next week’s AHSAA State Tournament in Huntsville after Friday’s North Super Section opener.

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Seven area wrestlers earn spot at state tournament

Dora in fourth after first day of section

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BIRMINGHAM — Seven wrestlers from the Daily Mountain Eagle coverage area secured spots to next week’s AHSAA State Tournament in Huntsville after Friday’s North Super Section opener.

The Dora Bulldogs led the pack with four grapplers — Zachary Clayton (120 pounds), Tristen Blair (152 pounds), Kyle Phillips (160 pounds) and Matt Jenkins (285 pounds) will make their way to the state tournament, with Blair and Jenkins competing today in the championship bracket final for the North’s top seed. Six other team members will battle in the consolation bracket for their weight classes’ remaining spots.

Sumiton Christian’s Tommy Woodall (132 lbs.) also locked up a state tournament spot and will battle in championship final. Six other Eagle grapplers will contend for state seeds today.

Walker’s Miguel Sanchez and Corner’s Cole McGough round-out the automatic state qualifiers. Five Yellow Jacket team members and four Viking wrestlers, along with Curry’s Crate Hulsey, will battle in the consolation bracket for state bids.

Today’s mat actions begins at 9:30 a.m. from the CrossPlex in Birmingham.

* Denotes wrestlers who earned state qualifying bids.

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Class 1-5A

Dora

Fourth place, 101 points

106 lbs. Xander Stewart, 30-27, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Received a bye in the second round of the consolation bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the third round.

113 lbs. Carlos Chavez, 50-17, earned a pinfall victory in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in second round.

*120 lbs. Zachary Clayton, 63-5, earned a pinfall victory in the first round of the championship bracket. Won by decision in championship quarterfinal. Lost in the championship semifinal.

132 lbs. Ethan Jolly, 25-22, eliminated from the tournament

138 lbs. Nathan Bahrick, 40-13, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and advanced to the second round via forfeit. Lost in the championship bracket quarterfinal.

145 lbs. David Williams, 49-22, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Lost in the championship bracket quarterfinal.

*152 lbs. Tristen Blair, 58-5, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Won by decision in the championship quarterfinal. Won championship semifinal by decision. Advances to the championship final.

*160 lbs. Kyle Phillips, 45-18, scored a pinfall victory in the first round of the championship bracket, won by pinfall in the championship quarterfinal. Lost in championship semifinal.

170 lbs. Jordan Tyree, 58-10, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Lost in the championship quarterfinal.

195 lbs. Thomas Lindsay, 40-33, eliminated from the tournament

220 lbs. Chicago Herrera, 34-31, scored a pinfall victory in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in the championship quarterfinal.

*285 lbs. Matt Jenkins, 56-6, scored pinfalls victories in the first and second round of the championship bracket, won by pinfall in the championship quarterfinal. Won by pinfall in the championship semifinal.

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Sumiton Christian

12th place, 58 points

106 lbs. Jacob Headrick, 28-12, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Earned a forfeit in the second round of the consolation and scored a pinfall victory in the third round.

*132 lbs. Tommy Woodall, 41-3, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Won quarterfinal championship match by decision. Won championship semifinal by pinfall.

138 lbs. Connor Gordon, 12-16, eliminated from the tournament

152 lbs. Dalton Chandler, 38-7, Received a forfeit victory in the first round of the championship bracker, lost in the second round. Scored pinfall victories in the second and third round of the consolation bracket.

160 lbs. Dalton Steadman, 19-8, advanced to the second round via forfeit, lost in the championship quarterfinal.

170 lbs. Garrett Glass, 30-11, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Lost in the championship quarterfinal.

182 lbs. Grant Shepard, 27-13, received a bye in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in the second round. Received a second round bye of the consolation bracket and earned a major decision victory in the third round.

285 lbs. Nathan McAvoy, 24-15, received a bye in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in the second round. Scored a pinfall victory in the third round of the consolation bracket.

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Corner

16th place, 31 points

120 lbs. Joey Moore, 18-16, eliminated from the tournament

126 lbs. Nick Chancey, 8-13, eliminated from the tournament

132 lbs. Logan Thomas, 18-12, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Received a bye in the first and second round of the consolation bracket and earned a decision win in the third round of the consolation.

138 lbs. Nathan Wunderlich, 23-11, lost in the second round of the championship bracket after a first round bye. Earned pinfall victories in the second and third round of the consolation bracket.

145 lbs. Caleb Self, 29-13, lost in the second round of the championship bracket after a first round bye. Earned byes in the second and third round of the consolation bracket, won by decision in the fourth round of the consolation.

*152 lbs. Cole McGough, 26-7, received bye in the first round of the championship bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the second round. Won championship quarterfinal match by decision. Lost in championship semifinal.

160 lbs. Nicholas Brashear, 13-15, lost in the first round of the championship bracket, received a forfeit victory in the first round of the consolation bracket.

170 lbs. Zacharia Rogers, 19-19, received a bye in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in the second round. Received a second round bye of the consolation bracket and scored a pinfall victory in the third round.

182 lbs. Paxton Rainer, 9-15, eliminated from the tournament

195 lbs. Griffin Murphy, 9-18, eliminated from the tournament

285 lbs. Alex Slatton, 5-12, eliminated from the tournament

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Curry

25th place, 4 points

126 lbs. Crate Hulsey, 12-6, won first round championship bracket match by pinfall, lost in the quarterfinal.

170 lbs. Nate South, 2-15, eliminated from the tournament

285 lbs. Mason Roberts, 6-12, eliminated from the tournament

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Class 6A

Walker

120 lbs. Maney Havis, 28-14, eliminated from the tournament

*126 lbs. Miguel Sanchez, 32-11, scored a pinfall victory in the first round of the championship bracket, won quarterfinal championship bracket match by decision. Lost in the championship semifinal.

132 lbs. Naomi Avritt, 14-22, received a forfeit victory in the first round of the championship bracket, lost in the second round.

138 lbs. Dakota McGough, 24-20, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Earned a pinfall victory in the first round of the consolation.

145 lbs. Mark Stitt, 16-22, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Received byes in the first and second round of the consolation bracket, won by major decision in the third round.

152 lbs. Kadrin Icenhower, 11-32, eliminated from the tournament

160 lbs. Austin Tidwell, 13-27, eliminated from the tournament

170 lbs. Brodie Vinson, 17-23, eliminated from the tournament

182 lbs. Ross McWalters, 11-29, eliminated from the tournament

220 lbs. Braxton Bridges, 11-16, lost in the first round of the championship bracket. Received byes in the first and second round of the consolation bracket, won by pinfall in the third round.