Ten Toombs County Bulldog wrestlers survived two tough weekends of wrestling, in the Toombs County High School Gym, to earn a spot in the 8-man brackets at the GHSA Traditional Wrestlng Tournament to be held in the Macon Centreplex. Double A action, which includes Toombs County, begins with the quarterfinals on Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m. The finals for all classifications are on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m.
The Area 1 Tournament was January 27th and the GHSA AA Section A Tourney was staged on February 3rd.
Four Dawgs finished first at sectionals- Martin Santana, Ricardo Santana, Demetrius Owens and Ervin Mincey. Jonathan Morales placed second, Cruz Arredondo, Gage Clark, Chandler Lynn and Dakota Braddock were third and Alex Gordy was fourth.
Ricardo Santana and Clark won state champions last season in weight classes lower than they are competing in this season. Sananta placed third, at 113 pounds, in his freshman season in 2016. Mincey placed fourth last year and Arrdondo 6th. Martin Santana also competed at state last year. For Gordy, Lynn, Owens, Morales and Braddock this will be their first trip to state.
(Top 4 in each weight class advance to Macon)
106 pound 1st Place Match
Martin Santana (Toombs) 30-6, So. over Malik Hardy (Spencer) 34-4, Fr. (Fall 3:51)
113 pound 3rd Place Match
Cruz Arredondo (Toombs) 47-11, Jr. over Clint Dozier (East Laurens) 26-10, So. (Fall 1:56)
120 pound 3rd Place Match
Isaiah Arredondo (Spencer) 36-3, Sr. over Alex Gordy (Toombs) 21-12, Fr. (Fall 0:44)
126 pound 1st Place Match
Ricardo Santana (Toombs) 55-0, Jr. over Kaleb Cook (Vidalia) 32-14, Jr. (Fall 1:46)
132 pound 3rd Place Match
Gage Clark (Toombs) 18-2, Sr. over Quadir Harris (Vidalia) 30-25, Sr. (Fall 3:07)
145 pound 3rd Place Match
Chandler Lynn (Toombs) 25-17, Fr. over Caden Taylor (Berrien) 26-8, Jr. (Injured. 3:07)
160 pound 1st Place Match
Demetrius Owens (Toombs) 31-15, Jr. over Jared Cannon (Dodge Co) 21-8, Sr. (Fall 3:52)
182 pound 1st Place Match
Tyler Montford (Dodge Co) 31-7, Sr. over Jonathan Morales (Toombs) 37-14, Jr. (Dec 15-10)
195 pound 3rd Place Match
Amani Byrd (Spencer) 32-4, Jr. over Dakota Braddock (Toombs) 32-14, Sr. (Fall 1:52)
220 pound 1st Place Match
Ervin Mincey (Toombs) 36-5, Sr. over Donterious Milsap (Fitzgerald) 30-6, Sr. (MD 18-6)