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Youthful Tigers off to solid start on the mats

According to many of the wrestling experts around the state of Georgia, Area 3 in Class AAA is one of the premiere groupings in that classification.

The Adairsville Tigers wrestling team finds itself in Area 3-AAA and must do battle with expected powers Bremen, Ringgold, Lovett, and Sonoraville.

Adairsville lost state placers Salvador Grimaldo and Daelen Harrison to graduation from last year’s team, but have been led in the early season by current captains Bryce Burgess (170 lbs.) and Nic Jackson (182 lbs.).

The Tigers competed Saturday at the Hiram Duals for a third consecutive duals competition over a ten day stretch. Adairsville picked up wins over Dade County, Southeast Whitfield, Haralson County, Calhoun, and LFO to win the Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe Duals November 19. They followed that performance with wins over Chattooga and Fannin County at Cartersville November 22, and took down the host Hornets and Murray County Saturday at the Hiram Duals.

“Burgess and Jackson have been solid in the early going. They've both had great showings at each of our tournaments,” said Adairsville head coach Ryan Torrence. “They have been leaders at practice and in competition.”

Adairsville will also rely heavily on a youthful lineup for continued success as the tough schedule continues.

“We have five freshmen and five sophomores among our varsity starters,” noted Torrence. “We’re looking forward to watching these guys development toward their potential.”

Adairsville makes the short trip to Calhoun Wednesday to face Rockmart and Calhoun before hitting the mats at the Westminster Duals in Atlanta next Saturday.

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