Wrestlers finish second at Hoya Invitational

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By Alvin Richardson

Sports writer

MS-JV-V on NOV 30 at Madison County with Jefferson was canceled due to the threat of a tornado. Unfortunately that costs us a chance to see defending champs Jefferson, which is a match We were really looking forward to.

Saturday our junior varsity went to Walnut Grove and competed against several varsity and JV squads, getting some much needed experience.

The varsity traveled to Harrison HS in Cobb County for the Hoya Invitational. Harrison’s head coach, Cory Newsome, incidentally was an assistant here with me at Morgan from 2006-2008, and did his student teaching with me at MCHS. We competed in a field of 12, and even missing four starters, we were nearly able to steal the tournament championship from North Gwinnett (NG 224, MCHS 200 TEAM points for 1 and 2). We had a couple of injuries Friday at practice which resulted in holding a few kids out. This was the last thing we needed, particularly as seniors Jody McAlister and Michael Rhodes were out due to SAT testing. The kids that competed however did a whale of a job, as we put eight of 11 wrestlers in the finals with all 11 contributing to the team points total.

Placers included:

Mason Adams, 120 fourth place

Kevin Berisko, 132 Tournament Champion & Most Outstanding Wrestler

Zach Smith, 145 Tournament Champion

Antonio Robinson, 152 Tournament Champion

Garner Drummond, 152 Runner-up

Donovan McElligott, 160 Runner-up

Sean McElligott, 170 Tournament Champion

Finn Williams, 182 Runner-up

Ladarrius Andrews, 195 Runner-up

Zach Smith stepped in for McAlister at 145 and did an outstanding job to win the tournament. Seniors Robinson and Sean McElligott both dominated, pinning their way through the finals. The highlight however had to be Kevin Berisko being voted Most Outstanding Wrestler by the coaches. He upset a super tough senior from Grayson in a great match 10-8, which was easily the best match of the tournament.

Next up: Christmas Classic Invitational this Fri/Sat which features 16 teams.

Results for Morgan County @ 5th Annual Warrior Rumble (12/03/2016)

Christopher Bailey (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Matthew Bailey (Morgan County) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Bailey (Morgan County) over Dashaun Sutton (McNair) (Fall 0:00)

Quarterfinals – Jackson Wheeler (Social Circle) over Matthew Bailey (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 2 – Matthew Bailey (Morgan County) over Terell Perkins (East Coweta HS) (Dec 1-0)

Cons. Quarters – Camden Aycock (Oconee County) over Matthew Bailey (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Jaden Cooper (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

William Craft (Morgan County) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Deljuane Mitchell (Redan) over William Craft (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 1 – William Craft (Morgan County) over Zekkhi Selby (East Coweta HS) (DQ)

Cons. Round 2 – Ronald Walpert (Oconee County) over William Craft (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Jack Efird (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Jayson Fryzel (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Caleb Knight (Morgan County) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Robert Maslankowski (East Coweta HS) over Caleb Knight (Morgan County) (Dec 1-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Caleb Knight (Morgan County) over Unknown (For.)

Cons. Round 2 – Terrance Butler (Druid Hills) over Caleb Knight (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Carter Martin (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Jody McAlister (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Hunter Morris (Morgan County) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Dorelys Lezama (South Gwinnett) over Hunter Morris (Morgan County) (DQ)

Cons. Round 1 – Justin Heupel (Winder-Barrow) over Hunter Morris (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Michael Rhodes (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Nathan Smith (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Haydan Snowden (Morgan County) – DNP

Quarterfinals – Micah Thompson (Social Circle) over Haydan Snowden (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 2 – Haydan Snowden (Morgan County) over Wyatt Woodward (Oconee County) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Quarters – Jamie Jinks (McNair) over Haydan Snowden (Morgan County) (MD 8-0)

Joseph Walker (Morgan County) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Walker (Morgan County) over Achut Chhetri (Druid Hills) (Fall 0:00)

Quarterfinals – Markis Hill (Rockdale County) over Joseph Walker (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 2 – Ethan Barker (Walnut Grove) over Joseph Walker (Morgan County) (Fall 0:00)

Finn Williams (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

Cadavious Wright (Morgan County) – DNP

There are no match results associated with this wrestler

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