The Scottsboro wrestling team will be well represented at the state tournament.

Nine SHS wrestlers earned berths in this week's AHSAA Wrestling Championships thanks to top-eight finishes in the Class 1A-5A North Super Section Tournament this past weekend at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Their efforts helped Scottsboro post a runner-up team finish. Arab won the North Super Section title with 259 points, with Scottsboro second (211) and Mortimer Jordan third (182.5).

Five Wildcat wrestlers made the championship match of their respective weight classes, with junior Kolton Clark (47-2) winning the 170-pound weight class championship and junior Bradford Womack (25-6) winning the 285 title. Both wrestlers went 4-0 during the tournament, with Clark winning all four of his matches via pin and Womack winning three of his four via pin. Clark pinned Westminster Christian's Ethan Pippin in 1:12 in the 170 championship match while Womack pinned Mortimer Jordan's Michael Barnes at the 3:59 mark of their 285 title match.

Scottsboro had three sectional runners-up. John McAlpin (42-4), last year's 1A-5A 120-pound state champ, dropped a 7-3 decision to Hayden's Landon Castleberry (50-2) in the 126 final while Maji Billingsley (30-10) fell via pin (1:36) to Deshler's Monquavias Ricks (40-2) at 184 and Caleb Anderson (35-12) fell via pin (3:09) to North Jackson's Travis Woodall (27-4) at 220.

Also qualifying for state were Clinton Stewart (31-14 in the 106-pound weight class, Connor Calfee (34-11) at 152, Damian Ramirez (34-12) at 160 and Sean McAlpin (31-12) at 195. Calfee and Ramirez both posted third-place sectional finishes while Stewart had a fourth-place finish and Sean McAlpin had a seventh-place finish.

The state meet begins Thursday and runs through Saturday the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

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