Middle school wrestlers in two events this week
By Nick Nunn
The MCMS Wrestling team started its season off well this week, beating Athens Christian and Madison County at a meet Athens Christian last Tuesday night and coming in second place at the Junior Patriot Tournament at Oglethorpe County Middle School Saturday morning.
At the meet at Athens Christian, MCMS outscored Athens Christian 65-18 and Madison County Middle School 66-22.
Morgan County beat Madison County 66-22 for their first meet of the season.
Mason Adams, Donavan Mc Elliot, Kevin Berisko, John David Bearden, Samuel Biscogla, Jody McAllister, Glenn Tolbert, and Michael Rhodes were able to pin their opponents for wins in their weight classes.
Pins by Adams, Berisko, Biscogla, Rhodes, and Kyle Kreimann contributed to the victory over Athens Christian. Morgan County outscored Athens Christian 65-18
Saturday morning, the team traveled to the Oglethorpe County Middle School as one of the eight schools represented at the Junior Patriot Tournament.
Morgan County placed second in the tournament, losing to Social Circle’s wrestling team. Berisko (85 lb.), Tolbert (147 lb.), and Rhodes (171 lb.) won first place in their weight classes.
After the first two meets of the season, Coach Mark Roper thinks that the team is off to a great start. The second place finish at this past weekend’s tournament is indicative of the team’s progress.
“Last year we did not place in the tournament,” remarked Coach Roper. “The team worked hard and everyone contributed to our success. Every wrestler shower improvement.”
According to Roper, the team’s position in their league should only improve.
“We are one of the strongest teams in our league and we want to build off this weekend’s tournament to try and finish in the top spot every week.”
The team’s next tournament, the Redskin Rumble, is scheduled to begin this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in Social Circle.
Printed in the November 15, 2012 edition