State Wrestling Wrap Up

Lyle Forristall, Writer

The 2020 wrestling individual state signed out on a great season recently with eight state qualifiers and one alternate. Cartersville finished the state tournament with four state placers.

The following wrestlers went to state: Tyler Earick, Gilles TurnerJabril Williams, Malena Higgins, Rashad Hurst, Rashun Hurst, Collin Buffaloe, and Shadre Hurst. Placers included Tyler Earick (4th), Giles Turner (5th)Jabril Williams (2nd), and Shadre Hurst (6th).  

In the weight class 113, Tyler Earick won his first match by major decision over Northside Columbus. In his second round, he lost to Northwest Whitfield. Third round, Tyler won by decision over Oconee County. In his fourth match, he won by decision over Chestatee. Fith round he won by decision over Heritage Catoosa. In his final match of the season, Tyler Earick lost his final match against Marist, earning him a fourth-place finish for the second year in a row. He will be back next season for his senior year, returning as a two-time state placer. 

In the 120lb weight class, Giles Turner won by fall against Ridgeland. In his second match, Giles won by fall against West Hall. His third match, Giles lost to North Oconee in a close one.  His fourth match he came up short, losing to Gilmer. And in his final match of the season, Giles Turner won by decision over Chestatee, earning himself a fifth-place finish. He will return next year as a Junior state placer. 

In the weight class 160, Jabril Williams won his first match by tech fall over Stephens County. Jabril won his second match by fall over Blessed Trinity. His third match was won by decision over LaGrange. And in his final match of the season, Jabril lost to Woodward Acadamy, earning second-place finish. Jabril finishes his high school wrestling career as a two time state placer and even a state runner up. 

In the 285lb weigh class Shadre Hurst won his first match by decision against LaFayette. His second match he won by decision over Troup County. His following three matches he lost earning him a sixth place finish. Shadre will return next year as a junior state placer.  

With this the team and coaches are proud of how we did this year and can not wait till next season and the success we will have as a program.