Swainsboro High’s varsity wrestling team traveled to the Macon Centreplex on Tuesday, February 9, and returned home with a season to be proud of, capped off by two wrestlers receiving medals at the state tournament.
R’Tavien Green, wrestling in the 120 weight class, and Kam’Ron Tillman, wrestling in the 106 weight class, set the Tigers off on a good foot by getting wins on the mat. Caleb Smith in the 152 weight class, Trevon Waller in the 170 weight class, and Omarion Wilcher in the 182 weight class followed suit to help Swainsboro go 5-1 in the first round.
Robert Allen, competing in the 160 weight class, won his match and advanced to the semifinals. He was the last man standing for the Tigers, taking fourth in the state.
Zach Lee, in the 138 weight class, added his name to the list of state placers, taking fifth in his division. Tillman and Waller finished the tournament in the top eight.
Also competing at the state tournament on behalf of Swainsboro High were Jacob Smith in the 113 weight class, Matthew Hancock in the 284 weight class, and Jonorian Foots in the 220 weight class.
These 10 wrestlers advanced to state the week before, winning at the GHSA Class AA Area 2 Traditional Tournament at Toombs County High School on February 5. The team as a whole garnered 142 points to take third place and set a new school record by qualifying the 10 aforementioned wrestlers for the next level of competition.