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2016 GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Recap/Results

7:19 pm Feb. 13, 2016

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The dual and traditional high school state wrestling titles were swept in each classification for consecutive years Saturday at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett. Class AAAAAA Archer, Class AAAAA Camden County, Class AAAA Gilmer, Class AAA Jefferson, Class AA Social Circle and Class A Commerce successfully defended their traditional titles while crowning a combined 35 of the 84 individual state champions across the 14 weight classes and six


Traditional Wrestling State Championships Day 2

11:18 pm Feb. 12, 2016

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Class AAA-AAAAAA resumed their 16-wrestler brackets with the semifinals on Friday and Class A-AA narrowed down its field of eight wrestlers to set the stage for Saturday’s championship matchups.

Class A Commerce is on the brink of history after an incredible opening day. The defending champs dominated last year’s field with 283 points as a wrestler finished in the top four of every weight class and a school-record eight wrestlers were


Traditional State Wrestling Championships Day 1

11:20 pm Feb. 11, 2016

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Class AAA-AAAAAA opened the traditional state wrestling championships Thursday at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County. In Class AAAAAA, three-time defending traditional champion Archer saw eight of its 11 wrestlers advance into the semifinals, including individual defending state champions Quinn Miller (220), Daniel Bullard (182), Thomas Bullard (170) and Chris Diaz (145). Class AAAAA’s reigning champion Camden County got off to a blazing start as Tyler Crew (106), Lucas


GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Championships return to Gwinnett

3:05 pm Feb. 10, 2016

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What: Georgia High School Association State Traditional Wrestling Championships

Where: Infinite Energy Arena (Gwinnett)

When: Thursday, 2 p.m., Class AAA-AAAAAA preliminaries; Friday, 9 a.m., Class AAA-AAAAAA preliminaries; 11 a.m., Class A-AA preliminaries; Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Consolation matches all classes; 3 p.m. Finals all classes

The 2016 GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Championships return to the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly Arena at Gwinnett Center) Thursday-Saturday to crown this year’s team champions as well

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


State Duals: Trio of championship rematches set for Saturday

9:13 pm Jan. 15, 2016

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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


GHSA State Duals: Defending champs set pace Day 1

8:29 pm Jan. 14, 2016

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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


Wrestling state duals preview

11:33 pm Jan. 13, 2016

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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


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