Woodland wrestling advances 12, Cass sends nine to state traditional finals

Updated: Feb 9


The Woodland and Cass wrestling teams will both advance multiple individual wrestlers to the Class AAAAA state finals next week in Macon following State Sectional action Friday and Saturday at Alexander High School in Douglasville. Woodland, the state team duals champions for the past two years and the Region 7-AAAAA tradional winners, had seven of its eight qualifiers reach the finals of Saturday’s state sectional tournament and qualified a dozen competitors with top eight finishes. Caleb Jones (132-pound weight division), Caden McCrary (138), and Caleb Henson (145) won their respective brackets. Colton Bishop (126), Cole Cochran (160), Jaxon Smith (170), and Bryce Shedd (220) were runners-up. Easton Bishop (120) placed third. Bryce Collum (152) and Beau Jernigan (285) placed fifth. Jeremiah Rhodes (182) was sixth in his divisions. Asher Jernigan (106) placed eighth. Cass, runner-up to Woodland at last week’s region tournament, advanced nine individuals to next weekend’s state finals. Bryce Kresho (120) was the only Colonel wrestler to win a weight division and Cam Hill (160) placed second as the only other Cass finalist. Other top-eight finishers and state finals qualifiers include: Eli Doolittle (113), Tyler McKnight (126), Adan Urizar (145), and Zach McKnight (152) with third place finishes. Reed Davis (182) and Noah Hoffmeier (220) both qualified for the state finals bracket with fourth place finishes at the state sectionals. Montgomery Tompkins (106) finished fifth to advance. The GHSA State Traditional Championships begin Thursday and continue through Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. The site will host all classifications and all the girls state championships.



Woodland and Cass results from the GHSA State Sectionals:

WOODLAND

106

Asher Jernigan (19-21) placed 8th.

Champ. Round 1 - Asher Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 19-21 won by decision over Ashard Lambert (Arabia Mountain) 15-6 (Dec 14-10) Quarterfinal - Reese Jones (Ola) 103-2 won by fall over Asher Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 19-21 (Fall 0:29) Cons. Round 2 - Asher Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 19-21 won by fall over Darnell Proctor (New Hampstead) 7-7 (Fall 3:23) Cons. Round 3 - Keshu Khara (Union Grove) 11-8 won by fall over Asher Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 19-21 (Fall 0:34) 7th Place Match - Troy LaPlaca (Locust Grove) 82-9 won by fall over Asher Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 19-21 (Fall 0:20) 120

Easton Bishop (30-9) placed 3rd.

Champ. Round 1 - Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Conner Kimbrough (Ola) 87-20 won by decision over Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 (Dec 3-2) Cons. Round 2 - Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 won by fall over Emmett Booker (Wayne County) 10-10 (Fall 1:43) Cons. Round 3 - Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 won by fall over Anton Blanchard (South Effingham) 28-21 (Fall 1:26) Cons. Semi - Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 won by major decision over Eric Fuqua III (Eagle`s Landing) 98-5 (MD 12-2) 3rd Place Match - Easton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 30-9 won by decision over Conner Kimbrough (Ola) 87-20 (Dec 4-0) 126

Colton Bishop (34-4) placed 2nd.

Champ. Round 1 - Colton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 34-4 won by fall over Nicholas Sessions (South Effingham) 12-42 (Fall 0:57) Quarterfinal - Colton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 34-4 won by major decision over Elijah Langoni (Ola) 21-17 (MD 10-0) Semifinal - Colton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 34-4 won by major decision over Damion Hart (Locust Grove) 91-16 (MD 10-0) 1st Place Match - Brent Parivechio (Carrollton) 44-2 won by decision over Colton Bishop (Woodland Cartersville) 34-4 (Dec 5-0) 132

Caleb Jones (20-2) placed 1st.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Jones(Woodland Cartersville) 20-2 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Caleb Jones (Woodland Cartersville) 20-2 won by fall over Ameer Billingslea (Dutchtown) 19-11 (Fall 1:03) Semifinal - Caleb Jones (Woodland Cartersville) 20-2 won by fall over Ethan Sloop (Ola) 56-31 (Fall 3:47) 1st Place Match - Caleb Jones (Woodland Cartersville) 20-2 won by decision over Cage Leddon (Locust Grove) 93-7 (Dec 11-6) 138

Cadeb McCrary (42-1) placed 1st.

Champ. Round 1 - Cadeb McCrary (Woodland Cartersville) 42-1 won by fall over Jonathan Eubanks (Chamblee) 4-14 (Fall 0:16) Quarterfinal - Cadeb McCrary (Woodland Cartersville) 42-1 won by fall over Kah`lil Clowers (Ware County) 37-21 (Fall 1:13) Semifinal - Cadeb McCrary (Woodland Cartersville) 42-1 won by fall over Ethan Bennett (Paulding County) 49-11 (Fall 1:01) 1st Place Match - Cadeb McCrary (Woodland Cartersville) 42-1 won by major decision over Joseph Fredeman (Kell) 34-8 (MD 16-3) 145

Caleb Henson (39-0) placed 1st.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Henson (Woodland Cartersville) 39-0 won by fall over Jahquan Felix (Wayne County) 29-15 (Fall 0:55) Quarterfinal - Caleb Henson (Woodland Cartersville) 39-0 won by tech fall over Devin Fairley (Union Grove) 25-12 (TF-1.5 3:14 (18-2)) Semifinal - Caleb Henson (Woodland Cartersville) 39-0 won by fall over Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 (Fall 1:28) 1st Place Match - Caleb Henson (Woodland Cartersville) 39-0 won by fall over Brian Dalton (Ola) 59-13 (Fall 0:45) 152

Bryce Collum (23-8) placed 5th.

Champ. Round 1 - Nick Owens (Union Grove) 17-24 won by decision over Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 (Dec 6-4) Cons. Round 1 - Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 won by fall over Jordan Townsend (Chamblee) 2-10 (Fall 0:10) Cons. Round 2 - Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 won by fall over Jadin Lovette (Statesboro) 30-24 (Fall 2:42) Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 won by decision over Ayden Hecht (Ola) 15-8 (Dec 12-7) Cons. Semi - Banner Thomas (Ware County) 58-12 won by decision over Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 (Dec 2-1) 5th Place Match - Bryce Collum (Woodland Cartersville) 23-8 won by decision over Keith Williams (Kell) 22-21 (Dec 8-2) 160

Cole Cochran (42-3) placed 2nd.

Champ. Round 1 - Cole Cochran (Woodland Cartersville) 42-3 won by disqualification over Jayden Hall (Statesboro) 38-27 (DQ) Quarterfinal - Cole Cochran (Woodland Cartersville) 42-3 won by tech fall over James Terrell (Miller Grove) 25-10 (TF-1.5 3:20 (19-4)) Semifinal - Cole Cochran (Woodland Cartersville) 42-3 won by tech fall over Cannon White (Ware County) 40-7 (TF-1.5 3:37 (20-5)) 1st Place Match - Cole Cochran (Woodland Cartersville) 42-3 won by fall over Cam Hill (Cass) 25-14 (Fall 0:47) 170

Jaxon Smith (41-1) placed 2nd.

Champ. Round 1 - Jaxon Smith (Woodland Cartersville) 41-1 won by fall over Gray Davis (Wayne County) 34-12 (Fall 1:44) Quarterfinal - Jaxon Smith (Woodland Cartersville) 41-1 won by fall over Jimmy Hutchins (Southwest DeKalb) 19-10 (Fall 1:39) Semifinal - Jaxon Smith (Woodland Cartersville) 41-1 won by fall over Brayden Bell (South Effingham) 33-9 (Fall 1:31) 182

Jeremiah Rhodes (18-10) placed 6th.

Champ. Round 1 - Jeremiah Rhodes (Woodland Cartersville) 18-10 won by fall over JORDAN REED (Southwest DeKalb) 12-9 (Fall 0:34) Quarterfinal - Hunter TIndall (South Effingham) 48-5 won by fall over Jeremiah Rhodes (Woodland Cartersville) 18-10 (Fall 2:25) Cons. Round 2 - Jeremiah Rhodes (Woodland Cartersville) 18-10 won by fall over Jermaine Lloyd (Eagle`s Landing) 47-54 (Fall 1:31) Cons. Round 3 - Jeremiah Rhodes (Woodland Cartersville) 18-10 won by decision over Levi Roe (Union Grove) 28-14 (Dec 10-6) Cons. Semi - Kooper Thomas (Ware County) 69-7 won by fall over Jeremiah Rhodes (Woodland Cartersville) 18-10 (Fall 2:03) 220

Bryce Shedd (36-5) placed 2nd.

Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Shedd (Woodland Cartersville) 36-5 won by decision over Daniel Scott (Jones County) 39-9 (Dec 3-1) Quarterfinal - Bryce Shedd (Woodland Cartersville) 36-5 won by fall over Ricky Howard (Southwest DeKalb) 15-8 (Fall 0:29) Semifinal - Bryce Shedd (Woodland Cartersville) 36-5 won by decision over Brock Bibbee (Carrollton) 28-3 (Dec 4-2) 1st Place Match - Andrew Parlato (Kell) 36-0 won by fall over Bryce Shedd (Woodland Cartersville) 36-6 (Fall 3:20) 285

Beau Jernigan (24-10) placed 5th.

Champ. Round 1 - Beau Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 24-10 won by decision over Jared Brooks (Ola) 48-28 (Dec 3-0) Quarterfinal - Beau Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 24-10 won by fall over Austin Blaske (South Effingham) 40-3 (Fall 1:10) Semifinal - Tyrome Lewis (Stockbridge) 38-8 won by decision over Beau Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 24-10 (Dec 6-0) Cons. Semi - Brandon Maina (Hiram) 44-5 won by fall over Beau Jernigan (Woodland Cartersville) 24-10 (Fall 2:39) 5th Place Match - BEAU JERNIGAN (Woodland Cartersville) 25-10 won by injury default over Tyler Southern (Union Grove) 32-9 (Inj. 0:00)

CASS

106

Montgomery Tompkins (19-6) placed 5th.

Champ. Round 1 - Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Jacob Galindez (South Effingham) 35-21 won by fall over Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 (Fall 5:50) Cons. Round 2 - Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 won by major decision over Christian Sampson (Eagle`s Landing) 64-40 (MD 8-0) Cons. Round 3 - Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 won by fall over Troy LaPlaca (Locust Grove) 82-9 (Fall 1:48) Cons. Semi - Ethan Frye (Ware County) 67-5 won by decision over Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 (Dec 3-2) 5th Place Match - Montgomery Tompkins (Cass) 19-6 won by tech fall over Keshu Khara (Union Grove) 11-8 (TF-1.5 4:14 (16-1))

113

Eli Doolittle (35-11) placed 3rd.

Champ. Round 1 - Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Andon Hawkins (Locust Grove) 72-12 won by fall over Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 (Fall 1:57) Cons. Round 2 - Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 won by fall over Max Ruiz (New Hampstead) 20-18 (Fall 0:53) Cons. Round 3 - Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 won by medical forfeit over Dalton Clinton (Union Grove) 13-6 (M. For.) Cons. Semi - Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 won by decision over Anthony Phillips (Ware County) 51-20 (Dec 11-7) 3rd Place Match - Eli Doolittle (Cass) 35-11 won by fall over JAYDEN HAMMONDS (Southwest DeKalb) 19-6 (Fall 2:16)

120

Bryce Kresho (40-3) placed 1st.

Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Kresho (Cass) 40-3 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Bryce Kresho (Cass) 40-3 won by fall over Garren Groover (Union Grove) 28-18 (Fall 3:22) Semifinal - Bryce Kresho (Cass) 40-3 won by fall over Eric Fuqua III (Eagle`s Landing) 98-5 (Fall 4:25) 1st Place Match - Bryce Kresho (Cass) 40-3 won by decision over Josh Denson (East Paulding) 30-7 (Dec 6-5)

126

Tyler McKnight (38-8) placed 3rd.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler McKnight (Cass) 38-8 won by fall over Malik Perry (Statesboro) 12-12 (Fall 3:02) Quarterfinal - Tyler McKnight (Cass) 38-8 won by decision over Gavin Zuegal (Union Grove) 35-16 (Dec 7-1) Semifinal - Brent Parivechio (Carrollton) 44-2 won by decision over Tyler McKnight (Cass) 38-8 (Dec 1-0) Cons. Semi - Tyler McKnight (Cass) 38-8 won by decision over Elijah Langoni (Ola) 21-17 (Dec 3-0) 3rd Place Match - Tyler McKnight (Cass) 38-8 won by decision over Damion Hart (Locust Grove) 91-16 (Dec 6-0)

145

Adan Urizar (38-15) placed 3rd.

Champ. Round 1 - Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 won by decision over Aaron Baynon (Statesboro) 61-10 (Dec 6-2) Quarterfinal - Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 won by decision over Destin Jones (Dutchtown) 30-8 (Dec 12-6) Semifinal - Caleb Henson (Woodland Cartersville) 39-0 won by fall over Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 (Fall 1:28) Cons. Semi - Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 won by decision over Aaron Baynon (Statesboro) 61-10 (Dec 2-0) 3rd Place Match - Adan Urizar (Cass) 38-15 won by fall over Destin Jones (Dutchtown) 30-8 (Fall 2:40)

152

Zach McKnight (41-8) placed 3rd.

Champ. Round 1 - Zach McKnight (Cass) 41-8 won by major decision over Ja`Quavius Clay (Dutchtown) 13-9 (MD 9-0) Quarterfinal - Zach McKnight (Cass) 41-8 won by decision over Jadin Lovette (Statesboro) 30-24 (Dec 4-2) Semifinal - LeTrey Langston (Woodland Stockbridge) 41-4 won by fall over Zach McKnight (Cass) 41-8 (Fall 1:12) Cons. Semi - Zach McKnight (Cass) 41-8 won by decision over Keith Williams (Kell) 22-21 (Dec 5-0) 3rd Place Match - Zach McKnight (Cass) 41-8 won by fall over Banner Thomas (Ware County) 58-13 (Fall 3:54)

160

Cam Hill (25-14) placed 2nd.

Champ. Round 1 - Cam Hill (Cass) 25-14 won by fall over Dana Gaffney (New Hampstead) 18-10 (Fall 1:05) Quarterfinal - Cam Hill (Cass) 25-14 won by decision over JERREL BASKINS (Southwest DeKalb) 21-7 (Dec 3-2) Semifinal - Cam Hill (Cass) 25-14 won by decision over Shyquon Johnson (Carrollton) 30-10 (Dec 11-10) 1st Place Match - Cole Cochran (Woodland Cartersville) 43-3 won by fall over Cam Hill (Cass) 25-14 (Fall 0:47)


182

Reed Davis (29-4) placed 4th.

Champ. Round 1 - Reed Davis (Cass) 29-4 won by fall over Jeshun Broddie (Miller Grove) 11-17 (Fall 0:45) Quarterfinal - Reed Davis (Cass) 29-4 won by major decision over Levi Roe (Union Grove) 28-14 (MD 10-0) Semifinal - Hunter TIndall (South Effingham) 48-5 won by fall over Reed Davis (Cass) 29-4 (Fall 5:15) Cons. Semi - Reed Davis (Cass) 29-4 won by decision over Hunter Kresge (Kell) 34-13 (Dec 9-3)


220

Noah Hoffmeier (7-5) placed 4th.

Champ. Round 1 - Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) 7-5 won by decision over Alex Hecht (Ola) 16-3 (Dec 6-4)

Quarterfinal - Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) 7-5 won by tech fall over Mykell Brown (Statesboro) 9-12 (TF-1.5 3:55 (17-0))

Semifinal - Andrew Parlato (Kell) 35-0 won by fall over Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) 7-5 (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Semi - Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) 7-5 won by decision over Alex Hecht (Ola) 16-3 (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match - Brock Bibbee (Carrollton) 29-3 won by decision over Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) 7-6 (Dec 1-0) CASS GIRLS 132

Abigail Gentry (5-4) placed 5th.

Quarterfinal - Abigail Gentry (Cass) 5-4 won by decision over Alondra Perez (Hiram) 11-8 (Dec 13-9) Semifinal - Janyla Gunnerson (Arabia Mountain) 17-3 won by fall over Abigail Gentry (Cass) 5-4 (Fall 3:40) Cons. Semi - Sarah Nicolcea (Paulding County) 7-4 won by fall over Abigail Gentry (Cass) 5-4 (Fall 3:48) 5th Place Match - Abigail Gentry (Cass) 5-4 won by fall over Alondra Perez (Hiram) 11-8 (Fall 0:41)

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