MACON, Ga. — Gordon Lee and Gilmer County hold team leads at the GHSA Traditional Wrestling Championships through today's quarterfinal round.
The Trojans have 66 points to lead expected challenger Holy Innocents by eight in the Class A competition. Gordon Lee has 10 wrestlers in tonight's semifinal round, while Holy Innocents has nine. Gilmer County has had a dominating start in the Class AAAA field, amassing 76.5 points to Carrollton's 63. The Bobcats have seven wrestlers in the semifinals.
Among the more shocking individual results so far was Heritage 120-pounder Tyler Hill upsetting co-No. 1 seed Calvin Coleman of Jonesboro Thursday night, then edging Sandy Creek's Trei Johnson, 6-4, in the quarterfinals. Also in that bracket, the other No. 1 seed, Dalton's Dylan Carlile, was upset by Gilmer's Joshua Harrison in the quarters.
Two other area wrestlers upset were LaFayette's top-seeded Sam Lemons at 132 and defending state champion Sydney Wheeler of Dalton at 182, where Heritage senior Michael Moore is still alive in the semis.
Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey’s hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate’s degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports ...