Local wrestlers compete in GHSA state championships

Five capture individual state championships



MACON, Ga. — Wrestlers from 14 North Fulton/Forsyth County schools competed in the GHSA Traditional State Championships last weekend at the Macon Coliseum. In all, 29 wrestlers placed in the top-six in their respective weight classes and five captured state championship titles.
Cambridge captured two state titles in the 145 and 160 weight classes. Cambridge freshman Gavin Kane began his high school career with an undefeated (14-0) year, capped off with a state championship in AAAAAA for the 145 weight class. Also from Cambridge, Will Britain ended his high school career going 56-0 and capturing his fourth straight state championship. Britain defeated South Paulding’s Jake McTyre in a 12-5 decision.
Nick Markus of Alpharetta won a 3-1 decision in the 220 state championship match to improve to 29-2 at Alpharetta.
Also in Class AAAAAA, Chattahoochee’s Ethan Phillips finished his high school career with a 44-2 overall record and captured the state championship in the 138 weight class.
Blessed Trinity sophomore Vincent Baker captured the AAAA state championship by fall in the 138 weight class. Baker is 49-4 in his high school career.
North Forsyth sent 11 wrestlers to the state championships and finished with the highest team score of all local schools, placing fifth in Class AAAAAAA with 100 points. Blessed Trinity placed 11th in Class AAAA and Chattahoochee has the highest team score in AAAAAA, placing 11th with 68 points.
Though Mt. Pisgah placed just one wrestler in the top-six of any weight class, Pisgah finished 16th in team scores in Class-A.

   Top placers at GHSA wrestling state championships  
  Wrestler    School    Place    Weight (Class)   
  Karlos Nadal   Mt. Pisgah   2nd   113 (1-A)  
  Joseph Metz   Pinecrest   5th   120 (1-A)  
  Noah Kile   Blessed Trinity   4th   138 (AAAA)  
  Vincent Baker   Blessed Trinity   1st   152 (AAAA)  
  Jack Filipowicz   Blessed Trinity   6th   182 (AAAA)  
  Keegan Connolly   Chattahoochee   4th   120 (AAAAAA)  
  Grant Harney   Centennial   3rd   126 (AAAAAA)  
  Ethan Phillips   Chattahoochee   1st   138 (AAAAAA)  
  Gavin Kane   Cambridge   1st   145 (AAAAAA)  
  Will Britain   Cambridge   1st   160 (AAAAAA)  
  Daniel Gladwell   Chattahoochee   6th   182 (AAAAAA)  
  Matthew Maruszak   Johns Creek   5th   195 (AAAAAA)  
  Nick Markus   Alpharettta   1st   220 (AAAAAA)  
  Noah Latzch   Chattahoochee   4th   285 (AAAAAA)  
  AJ Riner   South Forsyth   3rd   106 (AAAAAAA)  
  Abraham Perez   Forsyth Central   5th   113 (AAAAAAA)  
  Paul Watkins   North Forsyth   2nd   120 (AAAAAAA)  
  Sam Ranta   South Forsyth   4th   126 (AAAAAAA)  
  Jackson Baraff   South Forsyth   6th
132 (AAAAAAA)  
  Charlie Ranta   South Forsyth   5th   138 (AAAAAAA)  
  Cole Tenety   North Forsyth   6th   138 (AAAAAAA)  
  Daniel Morin   Lambert   5th   145 (AAAAAAA)  
  Conner Carroll   North Forsyth
5th   160 (AAAAAAA)  
  Andy Leggett   North Forsyth   3rd   170 (AAAAAAA)  
  Eric Kohlins   Lambert   2nd   182 (AAAAAAA)  
  Brantley Little   North Forsyth   4th   182 (AAAAAAA)  
  Connor Cross   North Forsyth   3rd   195 (AAAAAAA)  
  Sebastian Legarra   Forsyth Central   6th   220 (AAAAAAA)  
  Hunter Jolly   West Forsyth   3rd   285 (AAAAAAA)  


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