The Scottsboro wrestling team came back to Alabama from an out-of-state tournament with a championship trophy.
The Wildcats had eight wrestlers record Top-3 finishes en route to winning the Garner-Dyer Invitational at Tullahoma (Tennessee) High School on Saturday.
“It was good to get a win,” said Scottsboro head coach Chris Staton. “It’s a confidence boost that even thought we’ve got some spots (in the lineup missing), in a traditional tournament setting against quality opponents we can (win) because we’re going to put enough kids at the top.”
Scottsboro senior Kolton Clark won a tournament championship in the 182-pound weight class for a second straight week. Clark, who is 13-0 on the season, went 3-0 during the tournament with three pins.
Meanwhile, Scottsboro’s Clinton Stewart (10-4) at 113 pounds, Damian Ramirez (13-1) at 170, Caleb Anderson (9-4) at 220 and Levi Hall (13-2) at 285 all posted runner-up finishes while Mason McKenzie (13-6) at 106, Conner Calfee (13-2) at 160 and Tre Billinglsley (10-4) each finished third. Also, Jordan Porter went 2-2 at 126 and Russell Proctor went 2-2 at 132.
Scottsboro finished with a tournament-best 24 total pins.“We led the tournament, and those bonus points are huge,” Staton said. “That’s something we’ve definitely got to be able to do in the kind of tournaments.”