Scottsboro wrestler Matthew Dupree posted a strong finish in the Battle of Bama wrestling tournament.

Dupree, a freshman wrestler at Scottsboro High School, finished as the runner-up 9th-10th Grade 115-pound weight class during the tournament at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham last weekend.

Dupree went 2-1, won his opening-round match with 34-second victory via pin before winning his semifinal match with a 15-0 technical fall. Dupree lost in the 115-pound championship finals via pin to Ramon Lozada. 

The tournament included wrestlers from Alabama and a number of other states such as Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina and as far away at Illinois.

Dupree was coached by former Scottsboro wrestler Arick Shankles during tournament.

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