USA Wrestling’s Tour of America series returns to Georgia with the inaugural edition of the Southern Grind, January 21st at the brand new Lake Pointe Center in Cartersville, Ga. The wrestling event features athletes from across the country 14 years of age and younger who compete under the USA Wrestling program. Local teams made the trip and came home with several awards for their work.
Ty Veatch is coming off an epic year in the Middle School division and added a 2nd Place finish at the Grind with a thrilling 3-0 win as well as a pin.
The Trion Mat Dogs brought a whole pack of youth wrestlers and led all teams with 40 entries. The Dogs did more than just show up as they racked up THREE 1st Place winners, THREE 2nd Place finishers, THREE 3rd Place finishers, FIVE 4th Place finishers, and ONE 5th Place finisher. The Bulldogs added more medals in the True Beginner Division with a 1st Place Winner, SIX 2nd Place finishers, FOUR 3rd Place finishers, and TWO 4th Place finishers. The Mat Dogs brought home the OVERALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP as well as winning the Super Fly Weight Division (under 50lbs), finishing 2nd in the NOVICE Division, 4th in the BANTAM Division, and 5th in the INTERMEDIATE Division.
Chattooga’s youth wrestlers included great matches from the Ash Brothers, Caden & Tristan, with Caden (Intermediate 65lbs) picking up his first Major victory, 15-2 over Tyler Jones of Packer Wrestling. The Carlton Boys both battled in tough divisions with Gavin Carlton (Novice 70lbs) picking up two pins on his way to a 6th Place finish and little brother, Landon Carlton (Novice 60) earning a tech fall and two Majors as he finished 3rd. The brothers were the only Indian wrestlers on hand for the event and boosted Chattooga to an 11th Place finish in the Novice Division.
Fly Division Champions included: Hart Ledford, Stephen Helms, and Cainan Cooper. William Floyd added a 2nd Place finish while McKinley Mann and Graysen Carpenter both finished 3rd. Andrew Patterson and Ashby Morrison rounded out the Fly Division with 4th Place finishes.
In the Bantam Division it was Landon Marshall (50lbs) finishing 5th and Coleman Lee (55lbs) taking 4th Place.
In the Intermediate Division, Price Wilson (95lbs) finished 4th and Clayton Loughridge (70lbs) scored two pins as he also finished 4th. Chaz Brogdon (55lbs) continues to improve with his 3rd Place finish.
The Novice Division saw Crawford Lee (70lbs) finishing 3rd in a stacked weight class. Lee was involved in four separate matches that ranked in the top 10 of the entire tournament! Toby Maddux (80lbs), Cohen Blaschke (90lbs) and Peyton Cooper (100lbs) all finished 2nd in their weight class.
Trion will be hosting the 3rd Annual Trion Bulldog Classic Saturday January 28th & 29th at the Trion Gym. For more info on registering or volunteering to help with the tournament, contact tournament director Adam Lee, 706-506-8838.
|1.||Trion Mat Dogs||8403||342.0|
|2.||Level Up Wrestling Center||8413||282.0|
|3.||South Paulding Junior Spartans||8400||235.5|
|4.||North Hall Jr Trojans Wrestlin||8423||207.5|
|7.||Liberty Wrestling Club||8446||165.5|
|8.||Dragons Wrestling Club||8414||151.0|
|9.||Bremen Takedown Club||8401||124.5|
|10.||Bartow County Parks And Rec||8402||117.0|
|1.||Dragons Wrestling Club||8414||33.0|
|2.||East Ridge Wrestling Club||8487||28.0|
|3.||Mile High Wrestling Club||8480||27.0|
|4.||Trion Mat Dogs||8403||25.0|
|5.||Collins Hill Youth Wrestling||8444||19.5|
|6.||Dade County Junior Wolverines||8465||19.5|
|7.||Jr. War Eagle Wrestling Club||8420||19.0|
|8.||Level Up Wrestling Center||8413||19.0|
|10.||Collins Hill Takedown Club||8459||17.0|
|1.||East Paulding Junior Wrestling||8412||61.0|
|2.||The Storm Wrestling Center||8443||48.0|
|3.||Lovett Wrestling Club||8434||41.0|
|4.||The Wrestling Academy||8415||36.5|
|5.||Trion Mat Dogs||8403||33.0|
|6.||Level Up Wrestling Center||8413||31.0|
|7.||Liberty Wrestling Club||8446||30.5|
|9.||Knox Elite Gladiators||8421||27.0|
|2.||Trion Mat Dogs||8403||76.0|
|4.||South Paulding Junior Spartans||8400||60.5|
|5.||Level Up Wrestling Center||8413||60.0|
|6.||Elite Wrestling Academy (EWA)||8486||47.5|
|7.||East Side Youth||8476||47.0|
|8.||A O Wrestling of South GA||8409||38.0|
|9.||Lovett Wrestling Club||8434||37.0|
|10.||The Wrestling Center||8424||29.0|
|1.||Level Up Wrestling Center||8413||141.0|
|2.||Liberty Wrestling Club||8446||93.0|
|4.||Harris County Wrestling Club||8441||54.5|
|5.||North Hall Jr Trojans Wrestlin||8423||53.0|
|8.||North Gwinnett Wrestling Club||8406||39.0|
|9.||South Paulding Junior Spartans||8400||36.0|
|10.||South Georgia Athletic Club||8432||34.0|
|1.||Trion Mat Dogs||8403||73.5|
|3.||Bartow County Parks And Rec||8402||37.0|
|4.||South Paulding Junior Spartans||8400||31.0|
|6.||North Hall Jr Trojans Wrestlin||8423||20.0|
|7.||Glasgow Wrestling Academy||8460||14.0|
|10.||The Storm Wrestling Center||8443||9.0|