Cartersville wrestlers compete over holiday break
The Cartersville High School wrestling team competed recently in a pair of competitions at Rockmart and South Paulding. At Rockmart on January 4, the Canes placed fifth of eight teams in the Jacket Invitational. Trion won the Rockmart tournament followed by the host Jackets, East Coweta, and Pickens. The Hurricanes finished ahead of Haralson County, Cedartown, and Kennesaw Mountain.
Individual placers for the Canes at Rockmart included a pair of runner-up finishes for Eaiden Neal (106) and Giles Turner (132). Joshua Alvarez (126), Lyle Forristall (152), and Jamie Altuzar (285) each finished in fourth place. Daniel Pina (113) placed fifth.
At South Paulding on January 2, the Hurricanes had wins over McEachern and West Forsyth’s B-Team despite having to forfeit five weight classes. Neal (106) had a perfect 5-0 day at the Spartan Duals. With the end of the football season, Canes’ coach Brooks Gayton is excited to gain several additional wrestlers from that team as they prepare for the Marietta High School Traditional Tournament this Saturday.