MACON — A day characterized by endurance and emotion also witnessed a celebration of the talent that Northwest Georgia has when it comes to wrestling on the toughest stage.
Jacob Mariakis was feeling plenty of emotions following Saturday’s Class AAAA 138-pound state championship match.
Not many wrestlers wouldn’t blink when faced with the prospect of having to face a defending state champion from a powerhouse program like Jefferson.
The action has been non-stop at the Macon Centreplex in the last two days, and a large group of area athletes are setting themselves apart from the best of the best.
Here’s an update on Walker and Catoosa County wrestling teams from the GHSA State Championships, which wrapped up Day 2 on Friday at the Macon Coliseum.
Gordon Lee began its run in the 2017 GHSA Class A state tournament on Friday morning in Macon, while Ringgold and LFO got things going in Class AAA.
Teams from Area 6 occupy five of the top 14 places in the Class AAAA state wrestling tournament after the completion of Day 1 at the Macon Coliseum.
Round 1 of the GHSA Class AAAA state wrestling tournament is in the books and things are going quite well for Heritage, Ridgeland and LaFayette High Schools.
When a wrestler reaches this point in the season, they have proven they have skills and talent. But they aren’t alone.
The Sonoraville wrestling team has been building a lot of momentum in the second half of the season, and that continued on Saturday at Class AAA B Sectionals at Bremen.