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.

 

Overall

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
5. Grindhouse Wrestling 8405 205.5
6. Morris Fitness 8428 192.0
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

 

BANTAAM

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
9. Complex 8427 18.0
10. Collins Hill Takedown Club 8459 17.0

 

INTERMEDIATE

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
8. Compound 8408 27.0
9. Knox Elite Gladiators 8421 27.0
10. Grindhouse Wrestling 8405 26.0

 

NOVICE

1. Morris Fitness 8428 80.0
2. Trion Mat Dogs 8403 76.0
3. Grindhouse Wrestling 8405 68.5
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
11. Chattooga Indians 8410 26.5

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

1. Level Up Wrestling Center 8413 141.0
2. Liberty Wrestling Club 8446 93.0
3. Grindhouse Wrestling 8405 60.0
4. Harris County Wrestling Club 8441 54.5
5. North Hall Jr Trojans Wrestlin 8423 53.0
6. Morris Fitness 8428 51.0
7. Compound 8408 44.0
8. North Gwinnett Wrestling Club 8406 39.0
9. South Paulding Junior Spartans 8400 36.0
10. South Georgia Athletic Club 8432 34.0

 

FLY

1. Trion Mat Dogs 8403 73.5
2. StephensCountyYouth Wrestling 8451 41.0
3. Bartow County Parks And Rec 8402 37.0
4. South Paulding Junior Spartans 8400 31.0
5. Newnan 8501 20.0
6. North Hall Jr Trojans Wrestlin 8423 20.0
7. Glasgow Wrestling Academy 8460 14.0
8. Grindhouse Wrestling 8405 14.0
9. Raider WC 8429 14.0
10. The Storm Wrestling Center 8443 9.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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