GA wrestling pins competition

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 25, 1999

The Greeville Academy wrestling team continues to improve in the meets and tournaments.

Currently, the Tornados boast two No. 1 AISA state wrestlers in James Turner and Josh Williams.

Senior Todd Mock is ranked No. 2 in the state.

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GA wrestling head coach Jeffrey Atkins is impressed with the team.

"This young Tornado wrestling team is working very hard and has shown signs of improvement," Atkins said.

Atkins said the team did a good job against the stiff competition that they faced in the last two meets and tournaments.

GA traveled to Cecil to compete in the tri-meet against Hooper Academy and Macon-East.

Mock won his 185 pound match against Macon's Joseph McLaughlin and Hooper's Taylor Ellis.

Turner scored a win against Macon's Kalan Sides. Turner, wrestling in the 167 pound division, is currently undefeated this year.

Williams is also undefeated on the year. He scored two wins in the heavyweight division in the tri-meet.

In the 126 pound division, James Duncan defeated Hooper's Greg Edwards, beat Macon's Weston Wilson and defeated Macon's Ryan Phillips in a 132 pound exhibition match.

Other winners in meet were Justin Sexton (90 pound division) and Justin Greene (119 pound division).

On Dec. 18., GA competed in the Glenwood Tournament with Macon, Bessemer and Glenwood.

In the tournament, Williams and Turner pinned the competition in their division.

Williams scored wins against Glenwood's Greg Jones and Chase Norris and Macon's Micah Callens.

Turner defeated Macon's Kalan Sides in the 167 pound division.

Mock beat Macon's Ted Owens and lost to Glenwood's Sean Smith.

That was the first lost that Mock had during the season.

McGough beat Macon's Chase Owens and lost to Glenwood's Wes Hargrove.

Duncan defeated Macon's Erilis Dzelzkelis and Weston Wilson and lost to Glenwood's Blake Skinner.

"I feel the team is doing a good job in each of the competitions," Atkins said.

The GA wrestling team will begin the new year in a meet at state-runner up Hooper. Hooper, Bessemer and Meadowview will make up the field.

"Our schedule is tough, but that will help our program to get even better," the coach said.

The meet is scheduled for Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. Weigh-in is at 5 p.m