McDONOUGH — Wrestlers from all 12 Georgia High School Association schools in Henry County advanced to sectionals next week at various area traditional championship tournaments this past weekend.

To qualify for the state championships, wrestlers must finish in the top eight in their respective weight classes at sectionals.

Class AAAAA

Ola High had 11 wrestlers qualify for sectionals, which was good enough for the team championship. Hunter Daniel (120), Jackson Disario (126), Christian Trimble (160), Andrew Curry (195) and John Sledge (220) each won area titles in their respective weight classes. Other qualifiers for the Mustangs include runner-ups Amani Jones (106) Bryon Fleming (113) Brian Dalton (138) and John Haury (182), third place finisher Alex Hecht (170) and fourth-place finisher Raja Bryan (145)

Locust Grove will send 13 to sectionals, headlined by Cage Leddon (106) and Ricardo Romero (113), who each won their respective weight classes. Clark Leddon (160), Zach Ferguson (heavyweight), Clayton Quinton (170), CJ Henry (182), Dalton Nunn (195), Hunter Moats (145), Keagan Nolan (120), Luis Ibarra (132), Konner Alejandro (126), Noah Martin (138) and Ashton Hawkins (152) also moved on to sectionals.

Union Grove will send 10 to sectionals. Bryson Neace (132), Gabe McDaniel (145), Justin Ruffin (152), Gavin Venable (170) and Camden Johnson (182) all finished as individual area champions. Cameron Fretwell (120), Derek Harmsen (195), Kenneth Hardimon (126), Gavin Zuegel (106) and Tyler Southern (220) also qualified for the Wolverines.

Dutchtown High had six wrestlers qualify. Corey Minner won the 138-pound title. Michael Parker (126) and Dylan Burton (145) finished second in their respective classes, while, Nitario King (152), Desmond Richardson (132) and Noah Burton (106) also qualified.

The Hampton Hornets are sending five to sectionals, led by the 220-pound runner-up Seth Byrd. Chance Carter (120), Jordan Hall (170), Kristian Steed (195) and Kaleb Holsey (heavyweight) each finished fourth in their respective classes to qualify.

The Stockbridge Tigers saw four qualify. Luchiano Jenkins finished second in the 132-pound division. Desmond Stephenson (138), Tim Crenshaw (160) and Tyrone Lewis (heavyweight) all finished third to qualify.

Woodland High had three wrestlers place. Trey Langston was runner-up in the 152-pound division, while D’juan Barrield was third at 113 and Bryce Fowler fourth at 182.

Eagle’s Landing High’s Eric Fuqua III qualified for sectionals by placing fourth in the 113-pound division.

Class AAAA

Luella will send 12 to sectionals, led by area champions Daniel Reid (152), Allen Finney (160) and Quori Alexander (220). Jakir Thompson (106), Seth Nelms (132), Arturo Jackson (138), Tim Dorsey (170), Kahlil Freeman (182), Tarnue Borbor (195-pound) and Tim McClure (heavyweight) were runner-ups in their weight classes. Brandon Lugo-Wigner (126) and Vornen Borbor (145) also qualified for the Lions.

Henry County High will be represented at sectionals by Travis Johnson (152) and Stephen Parks (285).

Class A-Private

Strong Rock Christian Academy is sending eight to sectionals, led by three area champions Trevor Borom (106), Brandon Shelnutt (113) and Greyson Higginbothem (152). Also heading to sectionals for the Patriots will be runner-ups Tyler Bolden (132) and TJ Blalock (126), as well as Davin Waldrop (120), Jeffery Rowan (145) and Porter Cox (182).

The ELCA Chargers saw Brayden Rush win the 220-pound championship. Other Chargers heading to sectionals include. Andy Meyer (132), Bob Cleland (152), Triston Cooksey (138), Hunter Hardeman (145) and Bryson Eastes (195).

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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