MACON, Ga. — Wrestlers from 14 North Fulton/Forsyth County schools competed in the GHSA Traditional State Championships last weekend at the Macon Coliseum. In all, 29 wrestlers placed in the top-six in their respective weight classes and five captured state championship titles.
Cambridge captured two state titles in the 145 and 160 weight classes. Cambridge freshman Gavin Kane began his high school career with an undefeated (14-0) year, capped off with a state championship in AAAAAA for the 145 weight class. Also from Cambridge, Will Britain ended his high school career going 56-0 and capturing his fourth straight state championship. Britain defeated South Paulding’s Jake McTyre in a 12-5 decision.
Nick Markus of Alpharetta won a 3-1 decision in the 220 state championship match to improve to 29-2 at Alpharetta.
Also in Class AAAAAA, Chattahoochee’s Ethan Phillips finished his high school career with a 44-2 overall record and captured the state championship in the 138 weight class.
Blessed Trinity sophomore Vincent Baker captured the AAAA state championship by fall in the 138 weight class. Baker is 49-4 in his high school career.
North Forsyth sent 11 wrestlers to the state championships and finished with the highest team score of all local schools, placing fifth in Class AAAAAAA with 100 points. Blessed Trinity placed 11th in Class AAAA and Chattahoochee has the highest team score in AAAAAA, placing 11th with 68 points.
Though Mt. Pisgah placed just one wrestler in the top-six of any weight class, Pisgah finished 16th in team scores in Class-A.
|Top placers at GHSA wrestling state championships|
|Karlos Nadal||Mt. Pisgah||2nd||113 (1-A)|
|Joseph Metz||Pinecrest||5th||120 (1-A)|
|Noah Kile||Blessed Trinity||4th||138 (AAAA)|
|Vincent Baker||Blessed Trinity||1st||152 (AAAA)|
|Jack Filipowicz||Blessed Trinity||6th||182 (AAAA)|
|Keegan Connolly||Chattahoochee||4th||120 (AAAAAA)|
|Grant Harney||Centennial||3rd||126 (AAAAAA)|
|Ethan Phillips||Chattahoochee||1st||138 (AAAAAA)|
|Gavin Kane||Cambridge||1st||145 (AAAAAA)|
|Will Britain||Cambridge||1st||160 (AAAAAA)|
|Daniel Gladwell||Chattahoochee||6th||182 (AAAAAA)|
|Matthew Maruszak||Johns Creek||5th||195 (AAAAAA)|
|Nick Markus||Alpharettta||1st||220 (AAAAAA)|
|Noah Latzch||Chattahoochee||4th||285 (AAAAAA)|
|AJ Riner||South Forsyth||3rd||106 (AAAAAAA)|
|Abraham Perez||Forsyth Central||5th||113 (AAAAAAA)|
|Paul Watkins||North Forsyth||2nd||120 (AAAAAAA)|
|Sam Ranta||South Forsyth||4th||126 (AAAAAAA)|
|Jackson Baraff||South Forsyth||6th||132 (AAAAAAA)|
|Charlie Ranta||South Forsyth||5th||138 (AAAAAAA)|
|Cole Tenety||North Forsyth||6th||138 (AAAAAAA)|
|Daniel Morin||Lambert||5th||145 (AAAAAAA)|
|Conner Carroll||North Forsyth||5th||160 (AAAAAAA)|
|Andy Leggett||North Forsyth||3rd||170 (AAAAAAA)|
|Eric Kohlins||Lambert||2nd||182 (AAAAAAA)|
|Brantley Little||North Forsyth||4th||182 (AAAAAAA)|
|Connor Cross||North Forsyth||3rd||195 (AAAAAAA)|
|Sebastian Legarra||Forsyth Central||6th||220 (AAAAAAA)|
|Hunter Jolly||West Forsyth||3rd||285 (AAAAAAA)|