2017 AREA 5-5A TRADITIONAL WRESTLING CHAMPIONS — SW DEKALB PANTHERS
The Southwest DeKalb Panthers made a clean sweep of the Area 5-5A wrestling titles by following up on its Duals title with the Traditional title.
Six gold medals were collected by the Panthers on the way to 211.5 points to out-pace Arabia Mountain’s 124 for the championship.
Southwest DeKalb’s Colby Ficklin (120), Rodre Fears (16), Jamal Gibbs (152), Liam Henderson (160), Tyler Harvey (182) and Eris Walker (220) all won Area titles in their weight classes.
Arabia Mountain picked up gold medals by Khyree Alexander (132) and Josh Logan (195) on the way to the second place finish.
Cross Keys collected a pair of gold medals as Cleyber Ventura (113) and David Valezquez (285) won their classes.
Two golds went to Lithonia as Joshua Jackson (106) and Andrew Floyd (145) captured titles.
Clarkston’s Kenny Casimir (138) and Miller Grove’s Avery Towns (170) were also victorious in their divisions.
Stephenson finished runner-up to Forest Park in the Area 4-6A Tournament 106-150.
The Jaguars claimed gold medals by Micah Godwin (170), Jamal McDonald (220) and Taquel Young (138).
Tucker finished sixth overall with 48 points led by Lucius Chitty’s gold in the 182 division.
DeKalb collected a second place trophy in Area 2-3A as McNair came up just short in a 185-197 loss to Crisp County.
The Mustangs got a pair of gold medal performances in the tournament by Torrence Dumas (145) and Jamie Jinks (160).
Lakeside had a strong performance at the Area 7-7A Tournament finishing third (146.5) behind Brookwood (285) and Meadowcreek (194).
Collin Torres (220) and Gordon Lewis (285) climbed to the top of the heap in their divisions to bring home gold medals.
Dunwoody battled into a third place finish (146) behind Pope (237.5) and Chattahoochee (198) in the Area 7-6A Tournament.
Constantine Gavalas grabbed the gold in the 195 weight class to lead the Wildcats performance along with Jacob Starks at 113.
Druid Hills piled up 105 points to finish fourth behind Area 4-4A champion Luella (268.5).
Demarco Mosley went undefeated in the 195 weight class to capture the gold medal for Druid Hills.