GHSA State Duals: Reigning champs sweep titles

10:46 pm Jan. 16, 2016

By Craig Sager, Score Atlanta

The defending dual wrestling state champions in each of Georgia’s six classifications successfully returned to the championship podium on Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

In the state’s largest classification, North Forsyth challenged three-time defending state champion Archer in the class AAAAAA finals, but the Tigers’ depth prevailed in a 37-30 decision to capture the program’s fourth straight dual title. Archer’s victory extends its win meet streak to

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State Duals: Trio of championship rematches set for Saturday

9:13 pm Jan. 15, 2016

By Score Atlanta

For the third straight year, Archer sent the 7-time dual state champion Collins Hill Eagles into the consolation bracket of the dual state meet. Archer used a 38-25 win over the Eagles on Friday to advance to the semifinals, which extended its dual meet winning streak to 94 consecutive matches. The win over Collins Hill set up a semifinal match with Pope, which the Tigers won 46-13. Archer’s

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GHSA State Duals: Defending champs set pace Day 1

8:29 pm Jan. 14, 2016

By Score Atlanta

Class AAA-AAAAAA opened up the 2016 GHSA State Dual Wrestling Championships on Thursday and the defending champs in the state’s highest four classifications set the pace early by outscoring opponents by a combined 263-36. In Class AAA, 14-time defending champion Jefferson got off to a hot start with a 66-12 win over Central-Carroll. Notably, Jackson County impressively blanked Glenn Hills 79-0 and Lumpkin County cruised past Jordan 75-6

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Wrestling state duals preview

11:33 pm Jan. 13, 2016

By Score Atlanta

The 2016 State Dual Wrestling Championships return to the Macon Centreplex for three days of action as 80 schools get set to battle for Georgia’s six state crowns. All six defending champs return and four of the reigning champions will look to continue title runs dating as far back as Jefferson’s unprecedented 14 straight titles, which began all the way back in the inaugural year of the dual

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Area duals set stage for championship weekend

9:52 am Jan. 8, 2016

In Class AAAAAA, three-time defending dual state champion Archer will first host the Area 8 duals this Saturday to compete for the top seed in Macon the following week. Archer, one of four programs that successfully defended its dual state title at the Centreplex a year ago, outscored North Paulding (51-20), Chattahoochee (66-14) and Collins Hill (55-18) by a combined 110 points in the winners bracket before closing out its

All six dual titlists repeat in GHSA Traditional Wrestling Championships

8:18 pm Feb. 14, 2015

By Craig Sager

For the first time since 2005, each dual state championship team completed the season sweep Saturday and captured the GHSA Traditional Wrestling titles at the Macon Centreplex including Jefferson’s 15th straight championship.
In Class AAAAAA, Gwinnett County’s Archer swept the titles for a third consecutive time by cruising past second-place Chattahoochee 235.5 to 99.0. The Tigers had five individual state champions: Chris Diaz (132 pounds), Thomas Bullard (160), Daniel

Wrestling state championship preview

1:57 pm Feb. 12, 2015

Two-time defending Class AAAAAA champion Archer has once again loaded the field and sent a wrestler to state in all 14 weight classes from its nationally-ranked roster.

“Obviously our goal was to get all 14 in,” said Archer head coach Tom Beuglas in an interview with the Gwinnett Daily Post, “ The guys are wrestling good and everybody’s healthy so I feel pretty good about it.”

Archer’s Grant Aycox (138), Thomas Bullard

Wrestling: Area tournaments start road to state

11:39 am Jan. 29, 2015

The road to Macon starts now as the state sorts out its Area Tournaments and sends this year’s qualifiers to next weekend’s sectionals. The top four wrestlers in each weight class of the Area action will advance to sectionals. The traditional state championship is a numbers game as the more wrestlers a school qualifies for state, the better the chance they will have to score a state title. This truth

Dual state champs face challenge of sweeping titles

3:36 pm Jan. 20, 2015

Since the inception of crowning dual state champions in 2002, we have seen 48 of the 67 dual state champions go on to complete the season sweep and take home the traditional state title the following month. Last year, Archer, Gilmer, Buford, Jefferson and Commerce completed the sweep while Cambridge upset dual state champion Pope in Class AAAAA and grabbed the Bears’ first-ever state title in any sport. Jefferson has

Archer cruises to third straight team GHSA Team Dual State Title

6:45 pm Jan. 17, 2015

Archer, one of four programs that successfully defended its state title at the Macon Centreplex on Saturday, outscored North Paulding (51-20), Chattahoochee (66-14) and Collins Hill (55-18) by a combined 110 points in the winners bracket before closing out its dominating run to a third straight Class AAAAAA team dual championship with a 66-3 blowout over Etowah.
Archer’s reputation as the state’s top wrestling program and as a national power was