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Witherspoon 2nd, Long 3rd at Girls Section 2 wrestling tournament

February 10, 2024

Anetra Witherspoon has advanced to the all-classification GHSA Girls State Championship Tournament in Macon.

Cartersville’s Anetra Witherspoon placed second in the 190-pound weight class and Adairsville freshman Jaylee Long finished third in the 100-pound division this past Friday at the Girls Section 2 tournament at Harris County High School.

Both local wrestlers will advance to the all-classification GHSA Girls State Championship tournament in Macon this coming Thursday through Saturday.

Witherspoon finished 3-1 in her sectional bracket. She had two wins by fall over opponents from Dacula and Carrollton plus a 10-6 decision victory over an opponent from Brantley County. In the finals, she lost 6-0 to Terra Burse of Southeast Whitfield.

Long went 4-1 in the Sectional tournament with wins over opponents from Mountain View, Wayne County, Troup, and Pickens. Her lone loss was a 1-0 decision to Jordan Epstein of Greenbrier.

The Round of 12 and Round of 8 at the state tournament will take place on Thursday afternoon at the Macon Centreplex. Friday will be for the wrestlebacks and Semifinals. The state title bouts will take place on Saturday.


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