The Dunwoody Wildcats under the direction of Coach Luke McSorley won their third consecutive DCSD County Wrestling Championship.

The Dunwoody Wildcats under the direction of Coach Luke McSorley won their third consecutive DCSD County Wrestling Championship.

The William S. Venable DeKalb County Wrestling Championship title went home to Dunwoody for the third consecutive year with a close 232 to 217.5 victory over the Southwest DeKalb Panthers held recently at Dunwoody High School.

Luke McSorley’s squad won its fifth title (2016-17, 2019-20, 2022) in the past six events held (no event in 2020) and Dunwoody’s fifth overall in the 59 years of the event as the team went a combined 38-18 in the tournament including 14 wrestlers finishing in the top six in their weight class. The 14 placing wrestlers included six reaching the finals of their class winning one gold, five silver and 2 bronze medals along the way.

The long gold medal for Dunwoody came in the 113 class with Charlie Ruark claiming the top prize 4:41 into the match with a pin of Southwest DeKalb’s Cameron Allen. Ruark also won his semifinal match via pin in 1:25 over Druid Hills entry Ehteekaw Soe.

Runner-up Southwest DeKalb had eight wrestlers reach the finals coming away with six gold medals to lead the way in individual titles.

Jayden Hammons won the 132 class with an 18-1 decision over Redan’s Davis Williams. Joining Hammons in the winner’s circle for Southwest DeKalb were Dharrin Smith at 152 (pin 5:33, Howard Heller, Marist), Jordan Reed at 170 (pin, 1:06, Alex Pedroza, Dunwoody), Jerrell Baskins at 195 (pin 1:12, Steven Crespo, Dunwoody), Isaiah Scott at 220 (pin, 5:00, Jordan Shannon, Stone Mountain) and Timothy Hutchins at 285 (pin 3:35, Jeremiah Sandiford, Miller Grove).

Third place Marist had a pair of wrestlers claim gold medals in Johnny Termini at 126 (pin 4:22, Dwight Kinsley, Stone Mountain) and Thomas Termini at 138 (pin 2:53, Alex Dunton, SW DeKalb). Marist had two silver and two bronze medal finishers.

Stone Mountain finished fourth overall while also picking up two gold medals and two silver medals. Gold medal winners included Dontavious Perry at 106 (pin 0:36, Alex McKissick, Dunwoody) and David Allen at 182 (pin 1:01, Langston Blakely, Arabia Mountain).

Other gold medal winners include Arabia Mountain’s Malik Conly at 160 (10-4 decision, Adam Gromatzky, Dunwoody), Columbia’s Thawbaan As-Siddiq at 120 (Pin 0:50, Charlie Mixson, Dunwoody) and Lakeside’s Donyai McCalpine at 145 (6-2 decision, Demetri Pappas, Marist).

The teams move on to the Area Duals this weekend. Area Duals are being hosted by Stone Mountain (5A) and Marist (4A) in DeKalb this weekend. Other Areas involving DeKalb teams are being held at Berkmar (7A), North Atlanta (6A), Rockmart (3A) and Lovett (2A).

See link below for complete 2022 DCSD Wrestling Championships results: