The past weekend the Patriot Wrestling Team traveled to Coosa High School to participate in the first annual Iron Eagle Duals. The Patriots started in a pool with Cherokee County Alabama, Model, and Gordon Lee. We placed 2ndin our pool beating Cherokee County, 56-24, and Gordon Lee, 48-30 but dropped a close dual to Model, 36-45.
Placing second in the pool put the Patriots in the championship pool against the winner of the other pool Mt. Zion Eagles. Paulding beat the Eagles 54-18 putting them in the finals versus Model again for first place. The team took home the first place trophy defeating Model 48-36 in the finals winning 7 of 11 matches scoring falls in all 7 matches.
Ethan Bennett and Justin Carroll both took no losses against their opponents and achieved falls in all five of their matches. Along with Branson Bennett, Ki’yon Hardy, Savannah Lackey, and Ezequiel Lara going 4-1 taking only one loss. Branson Bennett and Ezequiel Lara pinned three out of the four of their victims scoring the Patriots several team points.
This past weekend’s tournament was a great success for the Patriot Wrestling Team and was all because of the hard work and enough from the athletes and coaches. The Patriots are back in action Tuesday November 20 at West Forsyth for their Thanksgiving Duals Tournament. Wrestling starts at 9am.