Lumpkin (3rd), Commerce (1st), shine at state with three individuals for each winning a title

The GHSA Traditionals tournament is a wrap, and Commerce earned a team State Title, while Lumpkin also highlighted the local success with a third place finish. Banks and Jefferson were also 4th in their respective classes. Seven local individuals won state championships, including a trio from both Commerce and Lumpkin. For Commerce, it was Dawson Legg, Jake Frates, and Elijah Burns. For Lumpkin, it was Nolan Wheeler (3rd straight), Sam Irwin (2nd straight), and Austin Garmany. Athena Malik was the lone girls state champ, winning from Stephens County. There were also 7 State Runner-Up finishes among the locals.

BANKS COUNTY

4TH PLACE

  • Jacob Voyles (SO) – 106 lbs: 9-5; 6th Place
  • Angel Cruz (FR) – 113 lbs; 5-5; N/A
  • Evan Clark (JR) – 132 lbs; 8-2; State Runner-Up
  • Parker Hobson (SR) – 138 lbs; 5-4; 6th Place
  • Kellon Walley (FR) – 145 lbs; 8-3; State Runner-Up
  • Gabe Dodd (SR) – 152 lbs; 9-4; 5th Place
  • Josh Stapleton (JR) – 195 lbs; 9-3; 5th Place
  • Erwin Durmic (SR) – 220 lbs; 7-5; 6th Place

COMMERCE

STATE CHAMPIONS!

  • Daniel Nash (JR) – 106 lbs; 8-1; 3rd Place
  • Dawson Legg (JR) – 113 lbs; 7-0; State Champion
  • Caleb Lovin (FR) – 120 lbs; 3-6; N/A
  • Bryson Flint (JR) – 126 lbs; 8-1; 3rd Place
  • Brayden Phillips (FR) – 170 lbs; 8-3; 3rd Place
  • Jake Frates (JR) – 182 lbs; 8-0; State Champion
  • Elijah Burns (JR) – 195 lbs; 8-0; State Champion
  • Josh Frates (SR) – 220 lbs; 8-3; 3rd Place
  • Ethan Epps (SO) – 285 lbs; 6-6; 6th Place
  • Mkaila McCormick (FR) – Girls-142 lbs; 2-6; N/A

DAWSON COUNTY

25TH PLACE

  • Kincaid Schuette (SO) – 170 lbs; 37-10; N/A
  • DJ Mitchell (SR) – 182 lbs; 42-15; N/A

HABERSHAM CENTRAL

20TH PLACE

  • Fisher Bejnerowicz (FR) – 113 lbs; 9-3; N/A
  • Conor Jordan (SR) – 120 lbs; 7-6; N/A
  • Daniel Chastain (SR) – 132 lbs; 4-6; N/A
  • Colby Watson (SO) – 160 lbs; 8-3; N/A
  • Dalton King (JR) – 220 lbs; 4-6; N/A
  • Josh Wade (SR) – 285 lbs; 8-3; 4th Place

JEFFERSON

4TH PLACE

  • Chaz McDonald (FR) – 106 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • Davis Dollar (FR) – 113 lbs; 10-1; 3rd Place
  • Tyson Thurmond (JR) – 120 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • Mason Mingus (JR) – 126 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • Christian Parten (SR) – 132 lbs; 5-6; N/A
  • Bryant Cox (SO) – 138 lbs; 5-4; N/A
  • Grant Hamilton (SO) – 152 lbs; 8-3; 5th Place
  • Avery Nelms (JR) – 170 lbs; 6-5; 6th Place
  • Riley Dugan (SR) – 182 lbs; 11-5; 6th Place

LUMPKIN COUNTY

3RD PLACE

  • Jack Irwin (SO) – 132 lbs; 59-26; 5th Place
  • Nolan Wheeler (SR) – 160 lbs; 61-4; State Champion (3rd straight)
  • Levi Seabolt (SR) – 170 lbs; 76-19; 4th Place
  • Sam Irwin (SR) – 182 lbs; 72-2; State Champion (2nd straight)
  • Ethan Kline (SR) – 195 lbs; 44-11; 3rd Place
  • Austin Garmany (SR) – 285 lbs; 15-4; State Champion
  • Olivia Gilleland (SR) – Girls 122 lbs; 15-10; N/A
  • Charlotte Cunningham (SR) – Girls 132 lbs; 18-10; 6th Place

RABUN COUNTY

27TH PLACE

  • Hoff Windham (JR) – 220 lbs; 8-5; N/A (Injured)

STEPHENS COUNTY

36TH PLACE

  • Mason Norton (SO) – 152 lbs; 27-17; N/A
  • Tray Blackwell (SR) – 160 lbs; 33-21; N/A
  • Nathaniel Walker (FR) – 170 lbs; 34-16; N/A
  • Tyler Wright (SR) – 220 lbs; 3-3
  • Athena Malik (JR) – Girls 102 lbs; 38-9; State Champion

TOWNS COUNTY

30TH PLACE

  • Garrett Oakes (JR) – 120 lbs; 8-4; 7th Place
  • Austin Edrington (SR) – 160 lbs; 7-6; 6th Place
  • Lindsey Giles (SO) – Girls 172 lbs; 0-2; N/A
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UNION COUNTY

33RD PLACE

  • Brady Guild (SO) – 152 lbs; 9-5; N/A
  • Eli Smith-Foot (JR) – 285 lbs; 4-7; N/A

WHITE COUNTY

12TH PLACE

  • Sean Wurtz (SR) – 132 lbs; 10-5; 5th Place
  • Justin Gilbert (SO) – 170 lbs; 9-5; 5th Place
  • Devin Sullens (JR) – 285 lbs; 8-2; State Runner-Up
  • Sidney Sullens (SO) – Girls 142 lbs; 22-12; State Runner-Up
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