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Woodland leads at state traditional tourney; several locals wrestle for state titles Saturday

After three-peating two weeks ago at the State Duals Championship, the Woodland wresting team is seeking a similar result Saturday at the GHSA Class AAAAA Traditional Championship at the Macon Centreplex.

A familiar foe is trailing the Wildcats closely behind.

Following Friday’s action, Woodland holds a 172.5 to 171 advantage over second place Cass. Harris County is third with 141 points with Woodward Academy (140.5) and Ola (126.5) rounding out the top five. Cartersville is in 8th place heading into Saturday’s action with 66 points.

Woodland will have four wrestlers go for individual state championships Saturday.

Caden McCrary (138), Caleb Henson (152), Colby Cochran (160), and Jaxon Smith (195) are all finalists.

Wrestlers still alive in the consolation rounds for Woodland include Hayden Santora (106), Carson Bailey (120), Easton Bishop (126), Randy Buchanan (132), William Bishop (145), Charles Higdon (220), and Beau Jernigan (285).

Cass will have six wrestlers in the Class AAAAA state finals Saturday.

Cole Hunt (120), Bryce Kresho (126), Eli Doolittle (132), Tyler McKnight (138), Zach McKnight (160), and Noah Hoffmeier (220) will all seek individual titles.

Wrestlers still alive in the consolation rounds for the Colonels include Jake Crapps (113) and Adan Urizar (145).

For Cartersville, Shadre Hurst will wrestle for the state championship in the heavyweight division while Rashun Hurst (220) remains in contention for a possible third place finish in the consolation bracket.


Cartersville had four girls to compete at the GHSA Girls State Wrestling Championships at the Macon Centreplex this week.

Elora Waterman went 3-2, Neurexi Montero went 2-2, and Neurimar Montero went 1-2 in the 102-pound division. Paige Nelson finished 1-2 for the Canes in the 152-pound division.

Jesse Johnson of Woodland went 3-2 in the 112-pound division. Reese Leighly of Adairsville finished 1-2 in the 122-pound division and Faith Carroll of Cass was 0-2 in the 172-pound division.


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