Wildcats win Class 5A State Team Duals Wrestling Championship

The Woodland High School wrestling team won the 2018-19 Class 5A Team State Duals Saturday with a 36-30 victory over Buford in the championship match.

The victory completed a four-match sweep for the top-seeded Wildcats who had wins over Arabia Mountain (82-0), Ware County (70-6), and Veterans (45-15) to reach the title match. For Woodland, it is a fourth state wrestling team title to go with numerous individual state champions over the life of the program. The Wildcats won the State Traditional team championship in 2003 in Class 4A and now has three State Team Duals titles. Woodland won the State Duals in Class 4A in 2003 and 2011.

Cass wrestling settled for a tie for 5th place finish. The Colonels lost a narrow 35-31 decision Saturday morning to Ola in the consolation semifinals.

Ola went on the finish in third place with a 38-30 win over Veterans in the consolation finals. The Colonels won their first two matches of the state tournament Thursday, defeating SW DeKalb 49-28 and Locust Grove 31-27, but lost in the championship bracket semifinals Friday to Buford 50-24. Cartersville finished 2-2 in the Class 4A state tournament. The Canes had an opening round win Thursday over Columbus 42-31, but lost to Woodward Academy in the second round 56-18. Friday Cartersville won its first match in the consolation bracket over Cairo 59-24, but was eliminated Friday night with a 43-27 loss to Blessed Trinity.

Saturday’s individual results:

WOODLAND 36, BUFORD 30 -- Class 5A State Championship Match

182 - Blaine Bergey (Buford) over Blake Cash (Woodland) Fall 1:15

195 - Bryce Shedd (Woodland) over Caden Williams (Buford) Fall 2:26

220 - Evan Dimaggio (Buford) over Demarcus Williams (Woodland) Dec 4-2

285 - Jacob Smith (Buford) over Jalen Hudson (Woodland) Fall 2:51

106 - Nick Corday (Buford) over Carson Bailey (Woodland) Dec 8-1

113 - Logan Ashton (Buford) over William Bishop (Woodland) Dec 8-7

120 - Kyle Golhofer (Woodland) over Nick Cambria (Buford) TF 27-12

126 - Caleb Henson (Woodland) over Dylan Bozoian (Buford) Fall 1:36

132 - Easton Bishop (Woodland) over Trey Smith (Buford) TF 16-0

138 - Caden McCrary (Woodland) over Talon Thompson (Buford) TF 25-10

145 - Nick Stonecheck (Buford) over Colby Cochran (Woodland) Dec 11-6

152 - Jaxon Smith (Woodland) by Forfeit

160 - Caleb Jones (Woodland) over Todd Hill (Buford) Dec 11-4

170 - Charlie Darracott (Buford) by Forfeit

OLA 35, CASS 31 -- Class 5A consolation semifinals

220 - Nick Kurtz (Ola) over Sean Whitley (Cass) Fall 0:51

285 - Jared Brooks (Ola) over George Arguelo Rojas (Cass) Fall 1:58

106 - Reese Jones (Ola) over Isaac Linley (Cass) Dec 3-0

113 - Bryce Kresho (Cass) over Gavin Hayes (Ola) SV-1 6-4

120 - Daniel Hunter (Ola) over Hunter Reese (Cass) Fall 5:20

126 - Ben Mills (Cass) over Avery Bursby (Ola) Maj 15-3

132 - Jackson Disario (Ola) over Nick Mills (Cass) Fall 3:53

138 - Kameron Depasquale (Cass) over Ayden Hecht (Ola) Fall 4:36

145 - Samuel Harris (Ola) over Adan Urizar (Cass) TF 17-2

152 - Kendall Arnold (Cass) over Brian Dalton (Ola) Dec 8-1

160 - Alex Depasquale (Cass) over Caleb Fordham (Ola) Dec 7-2

170 - Cameran Hill (Cass) by Forfeit.

182 - Noah Hoffmeier (Cass) by Forfeit.

195 - John Haury (Ola) over Reed Davis (Cass) Dec 2-1

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