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Adairsville third, Cartersville fourth at Col. Robinson Duals

Adairsville placed third and Cartersville fourth at the Colonel Harvey Robinson Duals hosted Tuesday by Cartersville High School.

The annual tournament honors former Canes’ wrestler Harvey Robinson.

Robinson, a 1980 graduate and the first state wrestling champion in Cartersville High history, went on to become a Colonel in the U.S. Army and received a merit award for honor and courage for his rescue efforts at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Ringgold won the tournament championship with a perfect 4-0 slate. Armuchee finished second at 3-1 with Adairsville and Cartersville finishing 2-2.

Robby Earick and Jonathan De La Cruz both finished 4-0 for the Purple Hurricanes in their individual matches Freshman Caz Smith went 3-1.

Earlier in the season, Cartersville had four wrestlers to place at the Ringgold tournament. Earick won his weight class, with Smith earning a runner-up finish, De La Cruz third, and Carlos Aborresco fourth in their respective divisions.

Cartersville also had four weight class winners at Union County’s tournament.

Smith captured the 106-pound class, while sophomore A.J Scott won the 126-pound division. De La Cruz was a winner at 220 pounds and senior Rafael Lopez won the 285-pound class.

The Canes will wrestle next at the Hoya Invitational on Saturday December 3.

Adairsville, who earlier in the season won the Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe Warrior Duals, will compete at the Hiram Duals Saturday before traveling to Calhoun to meet Rockmart and Calhoun on Wednesday. The Tigers will wrestle in the Westminster Duals December 3.

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