Three Americus-Sumter wrestlers place at Last Man Standing Tournament

Published 4:36 pm Monday, January 22, 2018

MCDONOUGH – The Americus-Sumter Wrestling Team had a good showing Saturday as three wrestlers placed at the Last Man Standing Tournament at Ola High School in McDonough, GA.

The team as a whole finished in seventh place with 91 points, 11 points behind sixth-place finishers Fayette County. The Panthers beat out Union Grove, who finished in eighth place with 78.5 points. Ola, the host school, won the tournament with 247 points, followed by Lee County (198), Luella (178), Lamar County (123), Grovetown (110.5) and Fayette County (102).

In the 145-pound weight class, junior Montrellis Wilson finished in second place to the number one seeded wrestler in the tournament from Lee County. Wilson won two matches and lost one in the tournament.

In the 160-pound weight class, sophomore A.J. Stokes finished in third place, posting a record of 4-1 in the tournament. His only loss came at the hands of first-place finisher Christian Trimble of Ola. In the 182-pound weight class, Henry Wilson Jr., a junior, finished in third place. Wilson finished the tournament with a record of 3-1.

“As a whole, the team did a good job in the tournament”, ASH Head Coach Thomas Prater said. “Many are still building upon their skill level.”

Next up for the Panthers is the Area 1-AAAA Tournament on Friday at Cairo.