Canes claim Blue Devil Brawl Championship
The Cartersville wrestling program took home the title from the Blue Devil Brawl Saturday at Marietta High.
Thanks to four champions and five runner-up finishes, the Canes edged out the host Blue Devils by a 157.5-134.5 margin to win the seven-team event.
Eaiden Neal went 2-0 to win the 106-pound weight class; Giles Turner won all three of his matches to claim the crown at 132; Camden Greer took both of his matches to place first at 138; and Shadre Hurst, as the only entry in the 285 division, was awarded first place.
As for second-place finishers, Joshua Alvarez won twice before falling in the 126-pound finals. At 152, Brady Jenkins went 1-1 with a loss in the championship round. In a round-robin setup, Earl Harris (160) went 2-1 to finish second. Jairo Martinez wound up 1-1 at 182. Rashun Hurst (1-1 overall) narrowly came up short in what amounted to the 220 championship match.
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Hurricanes win Blue Devil Brawl
The Cartersville wrestling team was back in action this past Thursday and Saturday at separate events as the Hurricanes make final preparations for the upcoming Region 7-AAAAA Duals Championship. Thursday the Canes went 3-1 and finished runner-up to host Alexander at a five-way dual-format meet in Douglasville. Then on Saturday, Cartersville picked up a traditional tournament championship at the Marietta High School Blue Devil Brawl. At the Alexander meet, the Hurricanes had wins over Central-Carroll (51-27), Hiram (64-12), and Hampton (1-0, forfeit). Their only loss came to the host Cougars, 66-12. Giles Turner (132), Earl Harris (160), Jackson Heilman (170), and Jairo Martinez (182) all had wins by pin in the duals match with Hiram. Rashun Hurst (220) won by major decision. Eaiden Neal (106), Daniel Pina (113), Brady Jenkins (160), Rashun Hurst (220), and Shadre Hurst (285) pinned their Central-Carroll opponents. Joshua Alvarez (126) won by major decision and Turner (132) won by technical fall. Neal (106) and Shadre Hurst (285) were the only Cartersville winners in the match with Alexander. They both won by pin.
Saturday at Marietta, Cartersville had four first place finishers, five to finish runner-up, and added a pair of third place winners on their way to 157.5 team points and the tournament title. Host Marietta finished second with 134.5 points. The Blue Devils were followed by Lassiter (88), and Sprayberry (57) in the seven-team event. Weight division winners for Cartersville included Camden Geer (138), Eaiden Neal (106), Giles Turner (132), and Shadre Hurst (285).
Second place Canes were Joshua Alvarez (126), Jairo Martinez (182), Earl Harris (160), Delroy Hurst (220), and Brady Jenkins (152).
Finishing third for Cartersville were Elora Waterman (106) and Jackson Heilman (170).
Cartersville will host the Region 7-AAAAA Duals Championship this Saturday, January 16 at the Storm Center. The tournament begins at 9 a.m.